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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

Monday, 17 December 2012

Yet more Waxwings

Waxwings RSPB Saltholme

I am limited to how much I can get out at the moment but at least I am getting out once a week. This week I utilised RSPB Saltholme mobility scooter - good way of getting around lol, nearly ran into someones tripod and camera too - am used to reversing cameras hehe.

 The waxwings were again showing nicely here at Saltholme and there were loads of people getting photographs of them, they were also coming down to puddles to get a drink (waxwings not people).
Whilst watching them somebody pointed out a Bittern in the distance flying - I caught a quick view before it disappeared behind the crowd of people - no photo of it.


  1. I was humming "Born to be wild" while looking at you in your errr transport.
    You obviously haven't passed your test.

    1. Cheers Johnny - and I thought it was a water rail squeeling.

      I thought when you got a mobility scooter that you were entitled to run in to anything / anyone. It was great and at least it got me to where I wanted, although I think RSPB would have been upset if I got it bogged down.

  2. I was watching some Waxwings the other day when I saw something very fast in the
    corner of my eye!

    I quickly turned around hoping for a Merlin or a Peregrine in full flight.

    But I was Amazed to see Colin shooting past at a ridiculous speed on three wheels!
    Little did I know he was homing in on a Bittern.

  3. Nice one Pete. The way I was driving that thing it's a wonder there wasn't loads of road kill at Saltholme. Ther is a very smart male smew there at the moment stunning bird.


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