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 visited Barnard Castle yesterday and firstly went up Deepdale Beck, there was very little showing apart from good numbers of Wren and Bullfinch, I was hoping for Dipper but there are still workings going on at the junction of beck and River Tees which may be putting Dippers off.
I then went further down the River Tees and saw 2 Dipper on the far side of the river and a pair of displaying Kingfishers (location noted for later on in the year). There were also good numbers of Grey and Pied Wagtails on the river, and at least 4 Chiffchaff calling.
I like the Grey Wagtails, they are so brightly coloured at this time of the year.