My name is David Brown and I've created this website to provide you with the opportunity to view a selection of my latest bird sightings and wildlife images.
My local patch includes a selection of sites in and around Bishop Auckland, which includes Etherley Moor, Bishops Park, The Batts, Escomb and Low Barns. Gaunless Flats and a selection of other local sites of interest are visited throughout each year, but are not included in my patch list(s).
Living in Bishop Auckland places me in a perfect position to explore some of the excellent birds and scenery that can be found in County Durham with locations in Weardale, Teesdale, Teesside (Cleveland) and South Tyneside all within an hours drive from home.
- Local Patch – (Bishop Auckland, Bishops Park, The Batts, Escomb, Low Barns, Etherley Moor & more)
- The Dales – (Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Red Kite, Ring Ouzel & more)
- Teesside – (Wildfowl, Waders, Rarities & more)
- South Tyneside – (Red Kite, Seabirds, Wildfowl, Terns & Waders)
Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Cleveland & Cumbria border County Durham, which are occasionally visited when rarities are reported. Trips outside these areas are usually confined to twitching new birds that are reported via Twitter, Birdguides and the RBN Network or the yearly camping trips I enjoy doing.
The gear I use for birdwatching and photography purposes includes the following:
Leica Televid 82 Angle Scope
Leica 25-50 zoom eyepiece
Leica 10x42 Ultravid Binoculars
Canon EOS R6
Canon RF 100 x 500 lens
Canon RF 24 x 70 2.8 lens
Canon RF 1.4 Extender
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
Lights, cards, etc.
At this point, I need to make you aware that all images displayed on these pages are copyright protected, so please ask for permission if you intend to use the images and information for anything other than personal use (a small fee may apply if you are not a David Brown Website Design, Imaging & Photography customer or charitable organisation).