Saturday, November 20, 2010

Halifax Road Sparrows

American Tree Sparrows are in also, I had a shot of a Field Sparrow this location looks great to set up my hide as I scouted the location , I was hoping to get some American Tree Sparrow captures but the lighting was not happening .

Fork Tailed Flycatcher Lifebird

I was so stoked when I arrived Cove Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Stamford Connecticut to see the ForkTailed Flycatcher, first of all this little Gem of  an area like this one does not have any funding so it would be great if a donation is offered Paul does a great Job on maintaining and is one hell of a person.

Thanks to Bill Erick for turning me on to this Bird , I have to mention Bill is a wonderful guy who has a Bird guiding service here is his web site.

These Digiscoped shots were taken at a distance of about 70 to 90 feet so they are more for document purposes .

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wintering Sandpipers at Barnegat inlet

Saturday me and Katlyn trekked out of the area about 2 hours south to Barnegat inlet at the Jeddy area.
Conditions were pleasant especially for my Daughter with the temp in the area around 60, of course with these calm condition's brought the Surf Fisherman, peak time for Striper's! along with stone throwing Bird molesting youngsters and always my favorite Unleashed Canine"s in which the latter puts my emotions through a meltdown potpourri when I am trying to focus, my Daughter had a field day with laughter on the various shades of anger I represented, but between the mealy I did manage to get a few Purple Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone shots!
Also I used the 25LER Eyepiece for a change versus the 30x for versatility purpose"s and to try the Canon S90 third party conversion adapter, which I will give info on that item if anybody needs it , one thing though this adapter is only compatible with the 25LER eyepiece.

                                                     Ruddy Turnstone


                                                        Purple Sandpiper


Saturday, November 6, 2010

DSLR Scoping is this true Digiscoping?

Hello all I had a wonderful time at the Cape May Fall weekend with Jim Danzenbaker and Kowa optics at the display booth and out in the field , in the process everything fell together perfect a great Migration movement along with meeting some terrific patrons of the Birding community.

Along with the meeting of some great Birders and contributors to the community such as Jeff & Liz Gordon,Kevin Karlson not pictured,and Jim Danzenbaker of Kowa ,I had the chance to use the Nikon D300S/Kowa TSN-PZ photo adapter connected to the 883 scope, it took some time to getting use to with one factor being the Mirror Slap causing vibration, but I am glad Paul Hackett briefed me on how to eliminate the Slap by holding the Scope firm and pressing your face to the camera with some pressure and taking 5 continuous burst shots , and Paul mentioned the 2nd though the 4th shot should have the least amount of vibration hence being the better shots to keep ,what a blast being able to shoot on a fast frame per  second sequence a completely different Animal from the point and shoot but they both have there plus and minus points points,   Here are some of the Yellow Rumps and Hermit Thrush captures with the D300S.