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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

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Last couple of weekends


Just a few pics from last couple of weekends (been short of time to post).

Last weekend tried to find a Merlin again, this time at Seaton Snook - as soon as I walked towards the dunes I saw the Merlin fly away from towards the Snook then a couple of minutes later it flew back over me towards Seaton Common - I didnt see it again. Out on the Snook there were loads of Common Terns and their young and a Great Skua out to sea but little else, on way back spotted a young Kestrel keeping out of the squalls.

Today I had hour and half at Lockwood Beck and Scaling Dam (limited time today - trying to sell some photos). A few different families of Spotted Flycatchers about, and missed an opportunities when I saw three young ones sat huddled together on a fence - they looked so cute, however I went to get my camera off the passenger seat and found I had left it in the boot - a cardinal sin. Grrr!

Still managed some shots of the Spotteds, also a young Grey Wagtail, there was also a family of Treecreepers there too, but typically they kept going on the wrong side of tree.

At Scaling Dam I found it fairly quiet - Common Sandpiper, usual ducks and geese, Willow Warbler, no sign of Osprey (again! although it was seen later in afternoon) or the Slavonian Grebe which was seen yesterday.

I will do better tomorrow!

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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Barn Owl in North Yorkshire