This shot of a Watercock and a chick typifies the problems of late afternoon digiscoping. It is an elusive species, though relatively common locally and really doesn't like human beings getting near it; more often heard than seen but when it does reveal itself it is a beautiful bird. Quite simply too dark and too far away.
We are very excited at home. Two Barn Owls tonight, and one last night, have perched opposite our house on the pylons that support the nets of the adjacent driving range. Less than 30 metres away. Sadly it is pitch dark with dark low cloud cover and little natural or artificial light so no shots. However it is great to have such beautiful birds at our finger tips.