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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, 28 August 2011

Seaton Pond and Saltholme

Some photos from last couple of weeks - first from Seaton Pond. I tried for this Red Necked Grebe last Sunday morning but found the light was in the wrong direction and it was a long way off, so I tried for it after work - only about 4 miles from where I work. The light was much better and I got a few decent shots.

At Saltholme there was a White Winged Black Tern so I thought I would have a go for that - it was a stunning bird but it was a real challenge trying to get a photo - it was either so far off it or it was flying so fast I ended up dizzy trying. Got a record shot of it - since it was a first for me.

This weekend I tried for a Bittern at Saltholme, however when I opened my boot I realized I had forgot my scope (must be old age kicking in), and typically the Bittern showed really well. Managed a couple of record shots with my camera again.

There were plenty of Ruff around the Saltholme Hide as well as a couple of Curlew Sandpipers, Heron and Little Egrets.

I may get out again this weekend.

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