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
Kingfishers should be finding their territory and nesting soon. This male was playing hard to get flying and perching all around the lake. When it eventually did come to the poles it didn't stay there long.
I managed a couple videos but at very long range so I am not sure how well they have turned out yet. It was perching at a very weird angle at one point - possibly displaying, but I couln't see a female.
A nice morning - also saw Snipe, Common Buzzard, Red Kite, Goldcrest and Sparrowhawk fly past.