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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, 9 December 2012

Black Throated Diver

Got a lift to Hartlepool Marina this morning for an hour or so - hobbling about on crutches for the next 6 weeks, so options are very limited. But after only 5 days stuck inside I am going stir crazy to get out. 
Got this very nice Black Throated Diver this morning (not digiscoped - can't manage a tripod as well).  Apparantly there were 2 Great Northern and this Black Throated Diver in the marina yesterday with a number of Red Throated just outside the marina. 
I was just so pleased to get out - mind its not easy stood on one leg in a force 5 wind trying to keep the camera still - lol.
On the way home we pulled into the RSPB Saltholme Car Park hoping there would be something close, I could see Waxwings but they were too far off for me, but there were 25 or so of them feeding in the bushes near the wild life watchpoint.

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