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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

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

South Gare - Red Backed Shrike

This Red Backed Shrike was around all week and I couldn't get off work to go and see it, so I was so relieved that it was still there on Saturday 2nd Oct. It hadn't been found when I got there. So I went hunting around the bushes and soon found it round the back. I got the scope on it then somebody started to come though the bushes and put it up. Grrr. However it did settle again and I managed to get some good shots although I was against the sun.
A photographer was hounding the bird a bit too much though and it flew south. It did turn up later in the day and a few days since.

The shrike is my favourite bird and its great that these have been around this autumn, however I did miss the Great Grey Shrike at South Gare because it turned up midweek - can't have everything.

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