Saturday, April 25, 2009

Egrets at Mill Creek

I started to Bird Mill Creek Marsh again though the diversity of Warblers in the spring is limited it does shine for them in the fall, other wise Snowy Egrets and Herons are not in shortage .

This Snowy Egret was very trusting at about 120 feet, the max you would want to be to keep the detail on a Bird this size.

Peeps should also be migrating through soon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Garret Mountain the #1 Migrant Hot-Spot

Ask any Birder in the northeast particularly New Jersey Birders if they had only 1 Spring Migration Hot -Spot for the last week of April through the First two weeks of May it would most likely be Garret Mountain, nestled in the Watchung Mountain range overlooking lovely Paterson New Jersey.

Bill Elrick can give long testimonial about Garret for Quality Spring migrants along with Quantity with the likes of some of the more Rare species such as Mourning Warbler Cerulean and others passing through.

If interested Bill is an experienced guide with a number of great Birding locations notched in his belt, if you are looking for a guide
here is his site.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Selecting a Insect Repellent

Did you know that Deet in time deteriorates Rubber plastic and other materials that your Optics are constructed with.
Every time you lather with the ole Bug Spay I can hear your favorite Binocs or Scope screaming I'm melting! DEET IS BAD!
Repel Lemon Eucalyptus is GOOD!
I have been using this product for about two years and it works well on keeping everything from Deer Ticks to the Bombastic Salt Marsh Skeeters away as good Deet influenced products will perform , and as a plus the Smell is quite pleasant. ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS.

Digiscoping workshop

Digiscoping workshop April 18th 9am till 11am still openings.

This Saturday coming up I will be demonstrating various Digiscoping techniques including hands on with the Ladies and Gentlemen that attend with taken there own captures at the Sherman Hofman N.J.A.S feeders ,Drip Bath captures ,and various perches that will be set up.
I will be also explaining different camera settings and compostion tips along with which equipment is best for Digiscoping , the workshop is limited for 10 people and so far 7 have signed up, anyone interested the Digiscoping workshop fee is $10 a person.

Contact N.J.A.S Bernardsville 908-766-5787