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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, 26 December 2010

Long Eared Owl and Bittern on same day

RSPB Saltholme - best day there yet!

Had a great day out at Saltholme today, called in to see the Water Rail first and it was posing in front of the hide, then had a walk down to see the Long Eared Owl, on the way we saw a bittern at some open water but was tucked well into the reeds.
The Owl was showing really well, dozing out in the open. Plenty of people there taking photos of it too. On the way back the bittern was showing better and fishing so managed to digiscope that too.
Then went on to see Woodcock at the Zinc Road, there were plenty about flitting around but difficult to approach on foot, but managed some photos from the car after seeing two feeding where the sheep had been.

1 comment:

  1. You've certainly had a good day out there Colin.
    Superb shots of that "Cryptic Trio".


Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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