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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

Monday, 25 April 2011

Dormans Pool and Bishop Middleham

Had a trip early to see if I could get close photos of the Grasshopper Warblers - but they were in the same location as last time and against the sun.

There were Whitethroats around this time where there were none 2 weeks ago. Sedge Warblers posed perfectly and were singing for all there worth.

Then I moved up to Bishop Middleham with the sole purpose of getting photos of Yellow Wagtails - and there were loads of them about.

This is an unusually pale Yellow Wagtail resembling the Yellow Headed Wagtail of Eastern Europe and Russia

Skylarks were singing well and landing on their favourite perches as well as Wheatears hopping from wall to grass chasing the Hawthorn Flies around

There were also reports of 2 Blue Headed Wagtails and a Channel Wagtail. I saw what I believe was the Channel Wagtail but the heat haze prevented good photos - but got a record shot for identification purposes.

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