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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, 22 May 2011

Lockwood Beck

After reports of Spoonbills at Coatham Marsh yesterday I decided on an early morning to try and photograph them but unfortunately they must have just been passing through, so I thought I would try for the Osprey at Lockwood Beck Resevoir, as it had been seen all week fishing there. I spent about 3 hours, sat lazily on a bench in the watery sunlight - but typically the Osprey didnt turn up.

I was kept occupied watching the house martins collecting mud from the side of the resevoir, and had some practice taking action shots of them flying in and out. The only other thing of interest was a pair of beautiful Grey Wagtails flitting back and forth to a nest in a wall.

Despite missing out on two rarities, it was really nice and relaxing watching the fisherman catching rainbow trout, and basking out of the wind in the sun

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