A visit this morning to nearby Berlin Pond revealed a few Hooded Mergansers, one of my favorite birds, and a raft of Black Scoters out in the middle of the pond. Hoodies are fun the watch — the males look so dressed up and important, especially with their crest up. The females often look like they’ve had a bad hair day with the rusty crest fluffed up. I’m still figuring out which camera to use digiscoping but here’s some shots I took of them:
I’m going to experiment again with my Canon 60D for digiscoping and see if that results in sharper images. We’ll see if that helps with clarity — although I think that it just takes more practice and better camera settings to match conditions. Nice challenge for this Fall.