I had a look on the moors today for Black Grouse but the snow was too deep to get to the places that I normally find them, although I could see some Black Grouse spread across the moors but miles away.
- Colin Severs
- 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
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Slavonian Grebe - Hartlepool
It is the first time I have been close to a Slav Grebe and they are stunning in the winter coat, would be even better in their summer plummage. I had to whack the ISO up to 800 to get these shots so they are a little grainy, but is a real test for the Sony RX100 camera.
At last I am driving again, but still hobbling about like a golem - but real progress
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Red Squirrels - Co Durham
It seems to perform well and had the ISO up to 800 and I think that the resolution is starting to go.
digiscoping redundant, and I had to fall back to the Canon SX40 to get some shots.
There were a few people there taking photos but the squirrels did not seem to mind.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Nuthatch at Low Barns
The light was poor so I had to up the ISO to 200 then 800, something I would not do with my old trusty Nikon P5100 due to noise.
There were at least 3 Nuthatches coming to the nuts and seeds at the feeding station and despite a fly through attack from a Sparrowhawk they were back feeding within a minute.