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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, 29 April 2012

Dales Peregrine and Redstart
I had a couple of days down at Malham area to try and see some peregrine falcons, but the weather was shocking on the way down with rivers bursting their banks and roads flooded. Got there at 10 ish and there seemed to be a break in the weather so decided to go up to the top of the cove.

On the way I saw 2 Redstarts and heard a Green Woodpecker and of course there were the usual Wheatears flitting about. As soon as I got settled I saw the male peregrine sat in a tree. It posed for about 10 minutes before flying up the dale. I couldnt see the nest site so it must be well tucked away - and that was the last I saw of the falcon.

So I tried for photos of the Redstart but there were lots of people about (school groups) and the Redstart didnt settle for long, but I managed a distant picture

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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