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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Awesome Texel Birding

I have just gotten back from a trip to the Netherlands; a bit of work helping out at the Vogelbescherming Swarovski Days (a Birdlife partner) and then a few days on the island of Texel in the awesome company of friend/photographer Peter Grobben and birder/videographer Mark Plomp (check out Mark's Texel website).

Pied Avocet chick (pretending to be a Spoonbilled Sandpiper)

Pied Avocet

Iberian Chifchaf. no they are not normally here. at first I thought we were supposed to be looking for a Siberian Chifchaf. It was only when I looked at it that I realised something was wrong...

European Oystercatcher (especially for Szimi 'cos he loves shorebirds!)

Peter playing in the flowers...

I have just had a little chance to look through some of my images and there are just sooo many photos I love. I really had a lot of fun!

All images here digiscoped with a Swarovski STM80 HD, TLS800 adapter and Canon 7D

Happy digiscoping
Dale Forbes


gwendolen said...

Wow, lovely pics. That is one serious lens there between the flowers.
Love the Pied Avocet chick. Too cute :D

Dale Forbes said...

It's Peter's 600mm f4 - a really really nice lens - which he uses on his Canon 5D mark II. He also does a lot of digiscoping. Here is a video we made together a few weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXkmR1s4h8c

NatureFootstep said...

I like the Pied Avocets and of course the cute chick. I am sorry I did not get that close to them.