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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

Sunday, 16 March 2014

I followed up on yesterdays late report of a Glossy Ibis in Middleton St George this morning and found the bird straight away.
I was within 25 feet of the road feeding in wet ground.  First of all I positioned myself behind some wheelie bins but the light was all wrong, so I moved a little further away and used a tree and road sign as cover knowing that I could still digiscope it from this distance without any disturbance to the bird.
I spent a good half hour watching and photographing the bird until it walked over near to a footpath and a dogwalker unwittingly spooked it.  It flew at least half a mile away behind the west of the village.  I didnt try to relocate it.
These are the best shots I have had of a Glossy Ibis and the colours in the feathers when the sun catches them are amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant shots what a bird ! Is your phone broken ? Need to speak to you about our meet cheers


Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
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