I arrived just after dawn at Sleddale and almost immediatley spotted 2 Rough Legged Buzzards and a couple of Common Buzzards. This was the start of a satisfying day bird watching if not so much for the photography. Although the buzzards did come fairly close to the road at times. Also seen were Hen Harrier and an unidentified Harrier - possibly a Montagu's (mainly because one had been seen for a few days this week), also Kestrel - I have never seen so many Red Grouse up here before. The photos taken were with the digiscope and are poor flying shots (lucky to get any flying shots digiscoping) but are half decent record shots.
- Colin Severs
- 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