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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

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Black Redstart - Hartlepool

As it was sunny I decided to pay another visit to see if the Black Redstart was still showing near Newburn Bridge in Hartlepool. I only had an hour to play with so I was glad to see some other birders were already on to it.

For digiscopers this is quite a difficult bird to photograph as it doesn't sit still for long and by the time I find it in the scope and focus, its up and off before I can get a photo, however I managed a few even though the sunlight disappeared.


  1. Really good shots of a very attractive bird Colin. I know what you mean about it being very active. I had problems two years ago with trying to get decent shots of one at the Trow, and that was with an SLR.

  2. Dear Colin,

    Would you mind if I used your photo to illustrate an article in our parish magazine, we had a female black redstart here, blown up on Storm Katie. my email is dudleybro@aol.com


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