Superb Owl Sunday: Digiscoping Spotlight 7

Drew Weber|

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above.



Northern Hawk Owl – digiscoped with iPhone 5s, Phone Skope adapter, and Zeiss Diascope T*FL 85mm scope.

It was Thursday before Justine’s semester started up again, so I suggested a quick trip to Woodstock, Vermont. In addition to being the home of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, this area was also hosting a Northern Hawk Owl. Now, this would be a lifer for me, but not Justine, since she was able to see one at Glacier National Park when she was a naturalist there.

We got great looks at it, perching high on some distant spruce at first, and then later coming closer to us as it hunted in the snow.

About the Author

Drew Weber


Drew is the founder and editor of Nemesis Bird and now works to curate some of the best content the web has to offer on birding and ornithology from an energetic crew of ornithologists, field researchers, tour leaders and photographers. Drew is originally from PA but now lives in central New York where he is enjoying the long and snowy winters. He has done various bird jobs including bird surveys for the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas, tracked saw-whet owls from dusk to dawn with Scott Weidensaul and counted hawks for several years for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Drew is an avid lister, especially on smaller scales, and enjoys adding new birds to county, state and life lists. He also enjoys digiscoping and making apps for birders. He is Project Coordinator for the Merlin Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is also project manager for the North American Rare Bird Alert.