Sunday, September 28, 2008

Overpeck Preserve

Eastern Pheobe
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

Birded Overpeck Preserve this past Thursday and I had the pleasure to meet Gil Hawkins the executive director of the preserve.
Hands down to Gil for creating wonderful trails for Birders and wildlife enthuses to visit the different habitats of this great migrant trap any Questions or if you would like a map of the trails his email address is American Kestrel and Eastern Pheobe were Digiscoped at Overpeck Thursday.

Good Birding
Kevin Bolton

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Overpeck Preserve

Scarlet Tanager
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

Birded Overpeck for about 4 hour today with my conventional Photo bud Ami.

Overpeck is a bit different for Digiscoping compared to my other locations being that there are no Shorebirds to be temped with for easy shots thats good thing cause I really have to sharpen my skills on some of the twig jumpers like this female Scarlet Tanager also I have some good captures of Common Yellowthroats and missed a beauty of a Conneticut Warbler Dang Nabit.

Overpeck is a great Migrant trap in the fall and noted to be a Rarity Magnet .birds that were sited in the past that are worth intrest are/

Yellow Breasted Chat
Nelson Sharp Tailed Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Orange Crowned Warbler
Clay Colored Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Fork Tailed Flycatcher= old record
Conn Warbler

This is just a small list of what was sited so there is prob more records out there.

Saturday I will be Digiscoping and Birding Sandy Hook .

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Buff Breasted Sandpiper

Sandy Hook finally a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper!

Today started out cloudy which put the beginning of the morning in the crapper for digiscoping also I had to make a toss up which I lose half the times , it would be Warblers and other passer with in the locust grove which is full of Salt Marsh Skeeters this time of the
y ear , or my other alliterative the Salt flats which was my choice for Shorebirds,which produced this lovely Buff Breasted Sandpiper along with other Shorebirds,

On another note, a great Blog which I include in my link section is Mikes Digiscoping Blog.

Good Birding
Kevin Bolton.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pintail @ Jamaica Bay

Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56

My season at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is winding down maybe 1 or 2 more visits in trying to get a Baird's , Buff Breasted or a Godwit , then I think Sandy Hook Wildlife area will be my next raunt for the remainder of Sept through Nov starting with fall Warblers and other passers and ending with Sparrows and Raptors.
Sandy Hook is a wonderful Fall Migration Hot spot.
also I will have other locations that I will frequent including Overpeck preserve in Leonia which is in Bergen county,and Hatfield Swamp.

As for today I'm home bound Tropical Storm Hannah is knocking on my door maybe I will head down to Mill creek marsh or De-Korte to look for storm-blown pelagics no Digiscoping ,remember I am a Birder first Photographer second.

Peace Good Birding