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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, 29 March 2011

Greatham Creek Area - Sat 26th Mar

Avocets displaying and mating.

Went over to Teesside area today - first time in a while. Specifically to see the Avocets, and possibly the Common Cranes that were reported yesterday.

The are over 30 Avocets this year and are increasing year on year. The bus stop pool provided the best views and I watched a pair displaying and obviously preparing to mate as the female was making herself available while the male was playing coy.

He gave in eventually! I tried to video the mating but my patience ran out just before the act. Got some photos of it though.

Then onto Saltholme - there was no sign of the Common Cranes while I was there and I left about 1 oclock - and they turned up about 2 oclock - typical

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