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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, 14 November 2010

Squacco Heron

Decided to take a rare trip up into Northumberland to see the Squacco Heron at Morpeth, I don't usually travel that far to see a bird. As soon as I got there it was unmissable as about 30 other birders were already watching it.

It showed very well as it was going from island to island feed along the way. Then it flew up stream, I had the photos I wanted so decided not to follow it and headed south again.
Saw some more more Waxwings fly over the motorway on the north side of Newcastle - strange seeing a Mediterranean bird and sub Arctic bird in the same morning.

Called back in at Thornley Woods and Far Pasture but there was very little to be seen at either. Then went looking for Red Kites and found 3 at Barlow Fell and a buzzard at Sherburn Towers

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