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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

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Last weekend the wind was wild, so rather than nip into a bird hide, I decided to go up onto the moors in Teesdale and birdwatch from the car, in the hope of finding Black Grouse sheltering behind the walls.

At first I could not find them, but I was looking where they usually were - about 100 yards from the car.  They were in fact only about 20 yards from the car in a field busily feeding.
There were 25 grouse at this location - only 4 of them males .

A drive around the dale found another 30 grouse at various locations.  The numbers are looking good again this year.

It will be interesting to see when the temperature drops below freezing to see how many grouse flock up. But it does look promising again.

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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