On a short break into Northumberland, I checked out the bird reports and noticed that a Red Backed Shrike had been seen in Embleton, so we tried to find it without any success- we just didn't know where to look.
The next day we travelled up to Holy Island again I checked out the bird reports, only to find that a Red Backed Shrike had turned up there as well.
This was probably just as well, as it ensured that photographers kept their distance and the Shrike remained undisturbed for at least 3 days.
I am happy with the shots that I digiscoped, and others with dSLR's got good shots too, but obliviously not as much zoom that I managed with my digiscope set up.
- Colin Severs
- 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