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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, 10 April 2011

Weardale - Redstart, Woodcock and Ring Ouzels

RING OUZELS


Had a walk through the woods at Tunstall Resevoir and saw 2 woodcock, a redstart ( 2 others heard) a sparrowhawk, a Whooper Swan and plenty of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs about.


The redstarts seem early this year. I then went up to Bollihope area to try and see Ring Ouzels - however there was meeting of the Weardale motorbike club - about 100 bikes going through the area where ring ouzels are normaly seen - no chance today.

However I did see 2 Ouzels in another location close by. Both were singing males one of them giving great views.


A good day weatherwise too

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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