I haven't done any digiscoping for ages (that's fixing a digital camera on a telescope and using it as a very long lens).
I'd seen Red-throated Divers, Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots fishing off-shore, too far away to use my normal camera. Unfortunately the light wasn't very good, so I started with something easy to find in the view finder. This Rock Pipit was a good few yards away, but it filled the frame.
The first year Herring Gull shows off the pattern on the coverts and scapulars well, but the contrast is difficult in the poor light.Out at sea I could find the auks and diver in the scope but once the camera was on I couldn't find them in the lumpy sea. This fishing boat was at least a mile off shore probably two, but it was big enough to find in the camera.
They were obviously having some success and there were a lot of gulls and a few Cormorants around the boat. I also saw one adult Gannet go past and art least one Razorbill in the Auks flying by.