Sunday, July 27, 2008

Greater Yellowlegs


Greater Yellowlegs
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Hello,
Birded Mill creek marsh for about two hours, I located alot of young Foster Terns but they were just a bit to far to Photograph.
I did manage to capture this Greater Yellowlegs but that was on Thursday , another notable Bird to mention which was at DE-Korte, Tri-Colored Heron, also met up with Jim Schlick briefly he should have a more detailed report if he manages to Bird De-Korte and Kearney marsh. www.jerseybirder.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATLYN


My Daughters birthday is this friday the BIG ELEVEN!!!
Tribute time/ You are the Apple of my eye ,my bud, my hiking partner, my inspiration.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Love Dad

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hot!Hot!HOT!!!!!


Barn Swallow
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

Hello,
Birded De-Korte with a conventional Photographer Ami , by 10am the humidity got unbearable in hence finishing the day.
There is still a number of Short Billed Dowitchers ,Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs ,with Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers ,and what threw me a Black-Billed Cuckoo early migrant?

My best captures of the day were a Barn Swallow and Catbird see Flickr page.

Kevin

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Marsh Wren at 90 degree"s


Marsh Wren
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

Hello,
Birded De-Korte again and the heat and humidity was terrible only decent pshots I could pump out today with the Vortex Skyline ED was this Marsh Wren singing on territory, as for the singing captures they did not come out as good being my Shutter speed was only 1/144 ,
Speeds at 1/500 and above are optimal for the freezing affect.


Good Birding,

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lesser Yellowlegs


Greater Yellowlegs
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Hello,
I did not go to Mill Creek Marsh today it was closed for some unknown reason which left me a little lost, so I headed back on route 3 west and went to DeKorte park of the Hackensack Meadowlands which I was a little disappointed that the gates do not open till 7am which gives me about 1 hour lost Digiscoping time but , when the gates were open the tidal flats were alive with Shorebirds on Migration ,I counted about 60 to 80 Short Billed Dowitchers ,20 Greater Yellowlegs, 8 Lesser Yellowlegs ,and a good number of Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper"s .
I like this area for Birding but for Digiscoping it is hard to get close to the Birds at times plus it is hard to get a good sun angle too. P.S Thanks Jim S for the correction.

Good Birding -Kevin

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shutter Release cable


Yard Cardinal
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Finally I can get decent shots at lower shutter speeds like this one at 1/70th of a second,.
My shutter release cable with hot shoe adaptor that is made for the Nikon P5100 by srb- Griturn of the UK arrived today this Cardinal is proof ,and I hate using the self timer with 3 second delay that's not my preference!
If I had not used the cable with this one my results would have suffered, by the way this shot was taken at a bad sun angle too.

Take care
Kevin

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Short Billed Dowitcher


Short B Dowitcher
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Mill creek Marsh,
Today at Mill creek marsh the shorebirds really moved in I counted about 100 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 3 Semipalmated Plovers , 20 Least Sandpiper, 6 Greater Yellowlegs, seen by others Solitary Sandpiper.
Its about time I had some decent Dowitcher shots but I had to pay a price ,by getting down and dirty into the muck, these birds are slightly cropped with minimal Photoshop enhancement .
By the way the Dowitchers were really tame allowing me to be within the sweet spot range 25 to 35 feet, Greater Yellowlegs now that's another story they can be wary at times.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Brown Thrasher@Hofstra Park


Brown Thrasher
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

Yellow Warbler Female


Yellow Warbler Female
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
This is what its all about with Digiscoping a female Yellow Warbler at 30 feet.

Common Yellowthroat


Common Yellowthroat
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Another nesting Bird of Hofstra Park/ I was lucky with this shot was taken at about 30 feet.

Baltimore Oriole


Baltimore Oriole
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Another one of my favorite migration spots is Hofstra Park in Passaic county in the town of Prospect Park.
This bright female Baltimore Oriole was 1 of 7 from the nesting pairs in the area.

Semipalmated Sandpiper

This Semipalm was Digiscoped at about 30 ft with a very difficult angle.

Least Sandpiper


Least Sandpiper
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
Another least Sandpiper at Mill Creek Marsh, also had 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers in the mix, click on photo to go to my Flickr site for more peep action.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Mill Creek Marsh


Hello everybody I went to one of my favorite Shorebird haunts in Bergen county, it was still a little slow but it seems like things are starting to move.


Least Sandpiper was common this one was Digiscoped at about 25 feet other notable birds were 5 Black Skimmer, 1 Solitary Sandpiper , 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Least Terns , and other common species.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yellow Warbler

The correct lighting on Yellow Warblers is tricky these are the best out of 30 shots.