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 to see if the Bittern was still there at Low Barns, and after only 10 minutes I found it feeding in the grass between the reed beds. The light was duller today than last week and the Bittern was preoccupied with feeding and barely raised its head.
This made it very difficult to see let alone photograph and sometimes the only clue to its location was the grass or reeds were moving slightly.
It did fly up very briefly to move to a different reed bed then dissappeared from view.
Great to see still though.
On the way home I saw 5 Fieldfare feeding in a field close to the road and took these photos with the Canon SX40