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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

Monday, 21 November 2016

Waxwing flock

Just a couple more Waxwing photos just to show how big the flock was, although I couldnt get all of the flock in the frame.
 These birds feed voraciously and can quickly strip a bush of all of its berries, particularly a flock of this size
 These two phots show part of the flock as they come into land on the bush, they sit for a couple of minutes checking things out, Then drop down to the berries and gorge themselves.
 The photo below shows the bush that they are feeding on.  Notice how the top of the bush is stripped of berries.  They will work down to the lower levels of the bush until no berries are left, They will then find another bush.
The bushes this year are absolutely loaded with berries, so the Waxwings should stick around most of the winter.
So hopefully we will get some snow and I can find the Waxwings again and get some stunning shots.

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Digiscoping Blog By Colin Severs

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