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 ..




 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blue Day Gray Day

Our annual Easter Pilgrimage to Connecticut featured some Eastern Bluebirds on territory,,although I searching for some Pine Warblers ,,it was a a little early for there arrival due to unfavorable winds.

Sunlight was at a minimum so we had to deal with higher ISO along with low shutter speeds.

Eastern Bluebird Male.





Saturday, March 12, 2016

March Warm up

This Winter has not been stellar in the low temp range with an average of 5 to 20 agrees above average it certainly makes the winter blues seem a little more easing.

I finally got out with my scope starting Friday with some Merlin action.

Getting a Merlin was very exiting considering it was my first shot at  Digiscoping one.
Robins came in numbers too with a few close ups available.


Fox Sparrow is a nemesis for me and they always seem to elude but I did get a decent one.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Olympus OMD-EM1

I recently exchanged my Panasonic GH4 for for the Olympus OMD-EM1.

Since Video is not my forte it was a wise decision ,,
The Olympus OMD-EM1 has no low pass filter so out of Cam shots are pretty sharp image wise quality.
Although this camera is a bit dated released Aug 2013 it is not much behind the Gh4 released in early 2014.
Another part of my Camera arsenal is the Panasonic GX8 which cut down my parting pain with the GH4..







I did a test with some yard Birds with the Olympus with cloudy conditions and it did pretty good,although I still have to work on the settings which are totally different from the Panasonic models.