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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

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Seaton Snook and Saltholme

Had a trip out to see if I could find Snow Buntings as there had been plenty reported, but first went down the North Gare road see if any Short Eared Owls about yet, but no look. When I pulled up at the Zinc Road a couple mentioned that they had heard there were snow buntings on the beach somewhere, so I had a walk with them - nice friendly couple! Ian Forrest was also on the beach so we knew we were in the right area - and of course he spotted the snow buntings 17 of them, there were fairly approachable, they would take off then land somewhere close by.
2 Peregrines were sat on the Power Station - keeping warm next to the pipes.
Then onto Saltholme where there were Black Tailed Godwits, Little Egrets, Teal, Gadwall, Merlin and Sparrowhawk also a Mediterranean Gull with Black Headed Gulls up at Newburn Bridge

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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