I went out this evening with my Swaro STM80HD spotting scope teamed up with a DSLR to practice the various camera and focusing options and walked into a group of hinds above Bampton.
All looking a bit scraggy as their summer coats start to come through.
Distance was about 180 - 200 metres. Swaro STM80HD @ 30x mag with an Olympus E420 and 25mm 1:2.8 'pancake' lens. It gives (I believe) something like a 1800mm equivalent focal length. Still some way to go in working out the best settings to use and practicing dialling the focus in, but getting there.
I cranked it up to 50x mag + and got this one;