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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

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Waxwings are here again!

There seems to have been a huge influx of Waxwings across the country in the last 10 days or so. Today was the first chance I have had to concentrate on them and try to get some nice photos.
However I came across 4 different flocks today totalling over 200 birds and each flock was very flighty and not staying around much. This was mainly because where they were trying to feed was either a busy housing estate, a main road roundabout and a Supermarket car park, and they were getting disturbed regularly. 
They did seem to favour the Rowan Berries, and despite what people have been saying there are loads of berries on various trees.
Photos could be better though.

Monday, 5 November 2012

European Bee-Eater

Although I do not normally do the "twitching thing", I couldn't resist going up to Sunderland to see this magnificent Bee-Eater.  It showed really well all morning taking wasps and landing in a tree or on tv ariels.
Although the light was poor and it rained early on, the sun did come out and this made the photography easier, and the bird looked much better with the sun on its feathers.

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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