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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, 23 May 2010

Low Barns and Bollihope

Went to Low Barns for 7 in the morning, trying to catch the owls in full sunshine. The young ones were calling so were found easily, they were wide awake and look like toy owl. I located an adult which looked like it had just had a bath. I think it has a bad eye it looks swollen and it doesnt open it properly.

Then I was up at Bollihope for about 8 before all the people arrive, to get some shots of Ring Ouzels. I could hear the birds calling up the gill, and found 2 adults feeding 3 young ones - on the other side of the gill. Got some distant pictures, then they moved down the gill to the car park, this gave a rare opportunity for some close up pictures, I normally have to walk miles to see this birds and never at such close range.

A good morning and both target species seen and digiscoped before 9 oclock.

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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