Sunday, July 17, 2016

Molting Time

Almost ready for finding some Shorebirds but I want to squeeze every bit out of the Neo-Tropic species I can get before the southward flight .
Every July the family and I travel to central Connecticut for a big Birthday Bash so in between the Food and setting up and breaking down I hit a local area Wolcott Park were there are a few species I can Digiscope.
What was noticed was the Molting has started in the few species I have observed in the extreme was this Warbling Vireo.

When I first seen this guy I was thinking Red Start? The facial feather ragged look was confusing.

Scarlet Tanager I think have a few weeks before that feature takes affect yet I can see some Olive Yellow creeping in the belly area.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Appalacian Trail Specialties

After the Boreal Breeders slow done activity and before the major Shorebird influx takes hold,,the Walkill Grasslands produce some local favorites although  the Farmer adjacent to the area destroyed some prime Grasshopper Sparrow territory ! I seen this coming within the past few years little by little .

Grasshopper Sparrow.

There was a nice number of Prairie Warblers in the area which tend to have an extended breeding season.

The First time I seen a Scarlet Tanager breeding in this area ,,normally I find them deep within in the woods so the lighting was prime for the capture.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Last minute Chestnut Sided and Prarie Warblers

Friday, June 17, 2016

Last of the Breeders

With the end of June near I am trying to cram as much Digiscoping in as I can .
July and August is limited to shorebirds but I end up taking July and part of August off to spend it with my family.
About the last week of June the breeding Warbler pretty much are silent tending to the young .

Hooded Warbler.

Blackburnian Warbler

Black Throated Green Warbler

Its a bitter sweet moment when the season comes to an end ,we anticipate the Spring migration all winter and it just goes too too fast.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Spring Summary

It has been a while since I last posted,,sorry about that between revamping my set-up along with Neil and I going to the biggest week of American Birding which weather wise turned out to be a bust.

Recovery we decided to cut our week in Ohio short and take the 9 hour trek to kick it up Jersey Digiscoping style!

We started at Old Mine Road in Warren and Sussex county that host a decent amount of breeding Warblers.

Least Flycatchers were abundant around a really nice ravine habitat ..

Northern Parula"s really shined on that day ....

Worm eating Warblers always have a habit of being in sub lighting .
Actually I used the Olympus OMD-EM1 with the 300mm F4 lens a terrific combo for run and gunning shootin.

 Blue Winged Warblers were a showstopper near the cuts

Chestnut Sided Warblers sure due benefit clear cuts as of history of this species , before any forest fragmenting it was a uncommon find.

A bonus for me when Digiscoping Chestnut Sided Warblers one must have encroached a Golden Winged Warblers territory Viola!!!
Other Species included ::

Black Billed Cuckoo.
Magnolia Warbler.

Black & White Warbler.
Indigo Bunting,,

Blackburnian Warbler .

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some Woodys

When I arrived  Saturday, at Garret Mountain ,,we did not have to travel far to enjoy the chorus of the harbinger of spring the Wood Thrush.

Soon others Thrush species will arrive such as Veery,Swainsons and the sought after Gray Cheeked /Bicknells..

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pine Warblers

Had a decent day with some good light ,,,,a minor nuance though metering difficulty on some of the Yellows of Pine Warblers...

I was quite upset considering I had only about 3 keepers out of about 1000 shots ..