Sunday, 25 April 2010

A Beaver feeding and a heron watching

Another evening and a few more attempts at digiscoping without the UCA (Universal Camera Adaptor). I seem always to leave it until the light is failing and the camera shutter goes off at 1/8th of a second.

I set up the telescope and hardly had I set about scanning the pond when the head of a drake teal delighted me. A look to the left and to the right of the bird and there was a duck. After a while I shifted the telescope and saw the ripples of a beaver, as yet under water, but about to surface and, perhaps, to land. It did and quickly began to set about the sedge.

At about this time a pair of herons appeared. After some minutes this one of the pair had settled on the other side of the pond and stood, waiting for something to spear or grab.

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