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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, 19 February 2012

Hamsterley Crossbills

Upper Teesdale was my first call this morning at dawn, I wanted to see if the Black Grouse had started lekking yet but, despite there being plenty of Black Grouse around there was no sign of lekking.

Next I went to Hamsterley Forest in the hope of seeing some Goshawk, as it was a really clear cold morning, but again the only joy I had was a smashing Buzzard circling over.

However it was more than made up for by the number of Crossbills that were around. The flocks have decreased in size now and were generally in 3 or 4's but the males are in full breeding plumage and looked stunning in the sun.

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