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I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Saturday, 5 September 2009

South Gare and Saltholme

Had a good day today, started off at South Gare to look for any migrants. The wind is STILL in the west, not good at this time of year. However immediately saw a Spotted Flycatcher, though it hid when I tried to photo it. Then closer to the pier I saw a Lesser Whitethroat, managed some nice digiscope shots, but it was difficult because it was so twitchy. Also Willow Warbler, Redstart and Wheatear.

Then went to see Hooded Merganser north of the river at Calor Gas Pool it was very distant though. It started raining, so I ducked into Saltholme, saw Black Necked Grebe, Little Grebe, managed some nice shots of Little Egrets - finally, also Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail and possible Whinchat. Had a few people asking about the digiscope set up again.

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