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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, 18 August 2014

Kingfisher and Little Owl

Taken over the last couple of weeks, it was good to see the Little Owl still in the quarry at Bollihope.  It is just as shy as ever and always tries to hide from you even if your 80 yards away at the bottom of the cliff.
Another bit of good news is that the Kingfishers are showing quite well at Low Barns again, with 3 being reported.
However on the day I was there it was very windy blowing straight into the hide, this caused problems in keeping the scope still on the tripod and the kingfishers were generally keeping to the far side of the lake in the lea of the wood.

 This appears to be one of this years early brood, with the dark short beak with white tip still.  It seemed pretty good at catching fish too, although it did drop a fish whilst trying to kill it
 

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