Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Niagara Digiscoping

I'm submitting this post of Niagara Digiscoping to "World Bird Wednesday". A new meme created by Springman! at The Pine River Review blog.

Since purchasing her Nikon Coolpix S220 in 2009, my wife Jean has taken up the hobby of digiscoping. These two images were taken at the Wetland Ridge Trail in the Niagara Region, in southern Ontario.

My tales of our birding adventures would be quite boring if not for images such as these two.

Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
Wetland Ridge Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake


  1. All our waxwings are gone of course. Visit us in Northern Ont. Boom & Gary

  2. The Cedar Waxwing is one of my favorite birds. I first saw one about five years ago when I moved from Detroit to the "wilds" of Mid-Michigan. These are wonderful images.
    I have no idea what digiscoping is. I'm going to google that up today. I'm a new Dslr user, one month, and I'm not sure I want to be tempted by a new technology!
    Bombycilla cedrorum. What funny sounding Latin. Happy world Bird Wednesday!

  3. @Gary Have you seen Bohemian Waxings? A species I still need for my life list.

    @Springman Thanks. I'm sure you have looked it up by now but digiscoping is the combination of a spotting scope with a digital camera. Not only has the scope helped us identify distant shorebirds and gulls it has become quite useful for capturing images of birds we see on our hikes and trips.

  4. Nice birds! We've got a lot of those in Norway as well, eating berries from the trees in the fall.

  5. No to Bohemian wax wings. Although they have been seen further west of me i.e. Lake Superior. I'll look for them next year though because this is a regenerating forest.