When I started blogging at the beginning of the year many of the photos posted were 'digiscoped' using my Samsung S1030 Pocket Camera and my Swarovski ATS 80 HD Scope using either the 30x wide or a 20 - 60x zoom eyepiece. Originally the camera was hand held to the eyepiece and results were not to good. Thanks to a brilliant father, who designed and made a lightweight adaptor for me the results quickly improved.
Dale at Discovering Alpine Birds has set up a new blog carnival/meme where digiscopers can add links to recent photos called 'Digiscoping Today' and he kindly asked me to join in. So I have located the very first picture taken using the above set up with the "home made" adaptor so that my father could see the result.
Whilst I know this species is not so popular on the other side of the Atlantic, the Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a regular visitor to our garden. It also has a rich repertoire of song, often incorporating imitations of other species and many other sounds such as car alarms etc.Please check out other digi-images by clicking on the following link: