This blog shows my photos taken through digiscoping and are mainly of birds in the North East of England, which has been my main interest for the last few years. VIEW MY LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
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
I went up to the Northumberland coast this morning specifically to see a Spoonbill, and I was also aware that there was Cuckoo in the area from reports from yesterday. The Spoonbill spent all its time asleep with its head under its wing while I was there ad about 200 yards away, not ideal.
So I drove further up the road and with the friendly aid of another birdwatcher we found the Cuckoo (he found - thanks). Like the Cuckoo I got last year it was very approachable and it was only concerned with catching enough caterpillars to fuel its way to Africa.
Superb opportunity to see the stunning markings of a young Cuckoo.
These photos were all digiscoped.