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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

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Snow Bunting and Shore Lark together

A trip to the Durham Coast just north of Hartlepool provided me with the opportunity to catch up with the long staying Snow Buntings and Shore Larks.
I have tried for these a couple of times before this winter with only little success - beaten by the weather as much as anything
This time I found the Shore Larks straight away, although the do not let you get too close so need to be approached carefully.  I got some reasonable shots of them
It took another hour before 5 Snow Buntings showed up. I moved to within 30 yards of them without them being alarmed, they then flew another 10 yards closer to me. I took about 15 shots then left them alone.
I then moved onto RSPB Saltholme, where the Smew was playing hard to get but I did get distant views of 2 Peregrine Falcons sat in the field about 300 yards away.

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