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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, 19 August 2013

Curlew Sandpiper - Tees Marshes

On Thursday I had a quick look over to Teesside as I had not been there for about 4 months.
It was rather quiet - typical for the time of year. However a walk along Greatham Creek and the down to Seal Sands produced a nice Curlew Sandpiper.
It was feeding amongst Ruff and Dunlin, then it flew closer and decided to have a snooze only about 15 yards away.  It kept looking up and then putting its beak under its wing.  Just as well because a Sparrowhawk came low over the pool and spooked all the waders.
The hawk didn't catch anything, but that was the last I saw of the Curlew Sandpiper.
Also Avocet, Curlew, Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover around.

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