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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, 20 July 2010

Witton Le Wear Kingfisher

I was informed about a kingfisher nest on the river at Witton le Wear, so I spent about an hour and half watching this hole in the bank - the kingfisher showed about 5 times - each time flying straight into the hole without stopping then backing out of the hole and away up river - no matter how I tried I couldn`t get a photo of it - plenty of the hole, it was just too fast. I ended up videoing it just for a record shot. See video - nice to know that its there - thanks for the info.Add Video


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Dotterel - at last


Friday 9th July - just back off holday to reports of a Dotterel on Crimdon Beach. This finally gave me a chance to catch up with this beatiful bird and a female at that (female more colourful than the male). I took my digiscoping gear to work and ventured down to Crimdon Beach after work.
There were a number of birdwatchers already viewing the bird - good job as it was tucked down low amongst the pebbles - very difficult to see. It eventually sat up though and it was a beauty. I managed a few shots in the strong wind before dogs ran close by and chased the bird further up the beach. Don`t know why it was on a beach - it should have been on the moors in Scotland.

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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