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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

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Saltholme Sept 28

Teesside Area

Still not many migrant passerines about

Had a quick trip down to Hartlepool Headland and Saltholme today afterwork, there 6 or so Red Throated Divers well out to see amongst the Guillemots and there were also some young Gannets diving just off Parton Rocks, on the rocks there were Knot, and Purple Sandpipers amongst the usual waders of Turnstone, Redshank and Oystercatchers.

Down to Saltholme there were Pectoral Sandpiper, Snipe, female Garganey still, Shoveller, Gadwall, Widgeon, and Teal.

A sparrowhawk kept buzzing the lake and strangely flying very slowly over it, scattering the small ducks and waders each time but never attacking anything, it did this 3 times landing in different bushes each time. Manage a nice photo of it, but a branch spoilt the composition.

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