Justin Labadie posted some nice pics of American Wigeon and Northern Pintail from Wm. Sterling State Park in Monroe Co., MI yesterday, so I thought I'd go check them out to see how well I could digiscope them.
I then arrived at Sterling State Park and proceeded to walk the bike path around the west side of the park. Flocks of Tree Swallows were moving overhead to the west. To my right, on a small log near shore of the pond sat a fluffed up Northern Rough-winged Swallow. I spent some time digiscoping it from the trail.
Near the southwest corner of the walking trail, where the canal opened into a larger pond, a pair of Northern Pintail were foraging. Unfortunately, they were a bit too far even for digiscoping.
Some of my best opportunities for digiscoping would come on the way back to the car when I came across a small group of American Wigeon and Gadwall. These birds gave me the opportunity to study wigeon plumage like never before!