Sunday, January 30, 2011

Red and White Winged Crossbill a double lifer

I finally made it down to Long Branch at Seven Presidents Park for both species of Crossbills which would be lifers for me.
I arrived at about 7am and got set up about 45 minutes later, why I was searching the Pines I couldn't stop wondering did all of my procrastinating over the last month, maybe the Birds have depleted the Cone crop at this location and moved on?
After about 2 hours Rob Fanning and some other Birders asked me did I see anything ,I said the only thing was hearing some fly overs, so I got in my Truck and drove down to Deal another proven location but no dice dead. , so I headed back up to the park for another try after  it only took a few minutes and  I spotted a Male and Female Red Crossbill flocking to a near conifer Hurrah!!

After taken some decent Digiscoped shots of the Red"s, I seen alot of activity in some other Japanese Pines. The White Winged were moving in , yes I had my two lifers! Plus some great shots with the Kowa TSN-10PZ Zoom eyepiece what a day!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Back in the Saddle

Sorry folks for not being around I just had to do a little soul searching, and sort out some personal problems, in which need some more attention but I just have to take it one step at a time, and re group and come back stronger with the help of a higher authority.

Anyway I finally got out to Meadowlands boy what a Winter, I had not been out in over a month and had to get back into the groove, I did manage to find some Canvasbacks but the lighting was off ,so I searched the area and did find some wintering White Crowns two of them in bad lighting but ended up getting one keeper.