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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, 14 August 2011

Seaton Common - Cuckoo


Went to Seaton Common again in the hope to see the Merlin or the young Cuckoo that has recently being reported.

Never saw the Merlin this morning but spent about 2 hours watching a digiscoping the Cuckoo. It seems late this year, as normally they have gone by now. This one was feeding on large black and yellow caterpillars and was quite approachable, though there were a lot of dogwalkers disturbing it, as did a sparrowhawk.

Paid a quick visit to Saltholme and saw a nice female Garganey which had just dropped in this morning. I'm really please with the Cuckoo pics today.

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