Avid birders, My Father, David Lindo, Rob and Peter
The South-West view
Back home in the afternoon we went to the post office as I'd ordered a scope (Acuter ST16-48x65A) and it had turned up while we were out. When we were back I carefully opened the parcel, and put the scope together. There was a Goldfinch on the feeder, I had a look through the scope and was surprised how bright and clear the image was, I went up to 48x and although the image got darker, it was mightily impressive compared to my old 20x Clubman. Using my Fathers Samsung TZ camera (okay other than my mothers the camera I use for Wildlife photograohy is also his) I attempted some handheld digiscoping, the results were great compared to the old one.
Just after four we went to the park to test it out, and go shopping. I saw Little Grebe, Common Gull, Chaffinch a Crow mobbing a Sparrowhawk and Jay.