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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

Friday, 20 February 2015

More Mexican Birds

One of my favourite birds of the holiday is this Golden Cheeked Woodpecker. It is a bird that I really wanted to see even though they are very common.
I saw a number of them on each of my trips out except the first trip.
It is the nicest looking Woodpecker that I have seen. It is about the same size as our Greater Spotted but the Red and Gold head make it look stunning. The female does not have the red on the head.

 Like our woodpecker it will visit feeding tables as seen below, it is also quite noisy which makes fairly easy to locate in the trees.
These Brown Pelican provided a lot of entertainment as the young birds always seemed to be feeding and the fish that they were catching were not small either.
The adult birds are very well marked and they often just sat there watching the young fill their beaks and stomachs
I spent a fair bit of time trying to get diving shots but as they were not diving from a height it was fairly difficult. Am rubbish at flying shots anyway

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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