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Saturday, 1 May 2010

The Alpine Accentor digiscoped

The Alpine Accentor is one of my absolute favorite birds for a good number of reasons. First of all they have a very kooky social arrangement (polygamy involving multiple males and multiple females). They are cute (at least I find them so).

But they also live in some of the most stunning landscape the Alps has to offer. Think Heidi: high up in the mountains, above the treeline. The landscape is a stunning open wilderness, a place I find a spiritual peace hard to emulate elsewhere in here. no cars. no people. just me and the mountains...

Here are some of my favorite images of this wonderful bird:

All photos were taken with a little Canon A590IS point and shoot and a Swarovski Optik spotting scope.

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes

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eileeninmd said...

Souns like you live in a peaceful and beautiful place. Love the bird and the photos!

Valerie @ composition-life said...

The crystal clarity of the photos is so stunning. You really captured this little guy so beautifully.
I love the video too!

Wonderful post!

Birding is Fun! said...

Fantastic quality photos. Nice work!

Larry said...

Beautifully digiscoped shots Dale. I really enjoyed the video too. Especially the shot from below with the snow whirling around and the bird singing its heart out.