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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

Monday, 2 January 2012

Divers, Goosanders and Mergansers

Spent this morning photographing fishing ducks and divers at Hartlepool. There were 3 fem and 1 male Goosanders at Rossmere Park this morning and one of the females kept displaying to the male, who was more interested in doing his feathers than her.

Then I moved to the Pilot Pier to try and get closer to the Divers again, and there were loads of Red Throated and a single Black Throated Diver, and 1 Great Northern diver.

It was interesting to note that when a flock of 30 or so cormarants were group fishing towards the sea, that all of the divers decided to move further out to sea for awhile.

The Red Breasted Mergansers were near the Lifeboat Station, but were soon scared off by a boat going close past them.

A cold but enjoyable morning.

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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