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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, 13 March 2016

A few pics from Gambia

Finally figured a way of getting the photos onto my blog easier in the Gambia.
The bird spotting and photography has been great, with Kingfishers, Rollers and Bee Eaters showing really well so far.
Also seen two species of Goshawk - the Dark Chanting and the Gabor.
I have stuck with the same guide that I used last time that I was in Gambia - Modou, who is giving us a bit of a discount.
So below is a small selection of the many photos that I have taken so far,
A Pied Kingfisher has started to show at the hotel, and just before this picture it was struggling to eat a massive fish - I did not have a camera with me at the time and ran back to get it. by that time the fish had disappeared.

These are Bearded Barbets which showed when we took a trip to Brufut Woods with Modou. The tree was full of other birds too, attracted to the tree because it was fruiting.
 The Black Kite above seems to be one of the most common birds in the hotel area, and are being fed at the hotel next door.
 This is a Senagalese Coucal, which have been hard to come by this year.
 Another kind of Barbet - This is the Veillots Barbet - a little rarer than the Bearded Barbet
A Pearl Spotted Owlet was playing hard to get and would not face the right way for us.

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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