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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, 9 May 2015

DOTTEREL AT DANBY BEACON

Took my mate Pete up to Danby Beacon this afternoon to see the Dotterel,
They were impressive and showing very well, There were four Dotterel, it seems two of them arrived overnight as there were only two showing yesterday.
I believe there were 2 male and 2 female. The light levels were poor to start with but improved. Initially there were only 3 of  us watching the birds, but as the weather improved then more and more people turned up, in the end there 15 or more people there.  
One of the birds started to display then suddenly the four Dotterels took and were flying around the beacon then disappeared over the other side of the hill.


What a beautiful bird they are and Pete was really pleased to see one of his target birds.

Someone told us that there were two Great Northern Divers at South Gare, so we took a ride down there.
When we arrived there was still one in the "lagoon" at South Gare although a little distant at about 70 yards.

We both managed to get some shots of it though.
There were also a number of White Wagtails on the beach along with some Wheatear and Turnstones and Ringed Plover.
Also sat

on the beach was a Little Turn which eventually went fishing.

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