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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, 5 August 2016

More Hobbies

On my way home from working in the South East I called in to see how the Hobby young were progressing.

On arrival I saw that both of the adults were quite active around the nest site, flying and calling.  I knew that they were trying to get the young birds to fly by their behavior.

After a while the adult female flew to a tree about 30 yards from the nest tree and kept calling.  All 3 young were quite active - out of nest and walking over the crown of the tree.

Finally a young bird made a leap and flapped furiously and made it to the same tree as the parent with a clumsy landing .

This was great and was the reason why I kept going back to the location.  After a while the female flew off to the edge of  a pine wood and the young bird followed.

Eventually all 3 young ended up in this wood about 120 yards away and more.

The light was great, little wind and it was just the perfect morning.

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs
Barn Owl in North Yorkshire