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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

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Great Grey Shrike

I didn't realise it had been so long since I had posted on here, but has been mainly down to lack of exciting birds due to the constant westerly winds.
However, I have managed to latch on to a Great Grey Shrike just 8 mile north of where I live. (which is good because it follows nicely on from my last post of a Lesser Grey Shrike).
It was really foggy where I tried to relocate the shrike but I could see it was clearing so I waited.  Eventually the bushes emerged from the mist and right on top of one was the Great Grey Shrike glowing in the misty sun.

I walked towards it but as soon as I got to about 50 metres in flew away some more. Typically it wasn't letting me get close so I just stood my a bush and waited, it eventually came closer to me. (patience is a good thing).  It was fairly mobile but is in a good  area for the bird so it may stick around, hopefully.
Although I suspect it will get plenty of visitors now.

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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