Henslow’s Sparrow, Belmont County, Ohio, USA

July 25, 2009

Hey everybody,

Wow! It has been a while since I updated this blog. Sorry for that. I’ll be around a bunch more in the next few months!

I took a brief trip a few weeks ago to go photograph grassland birds out in Ohio, meeting up with Matthew Studebaker, Greg Schneider, and Brian Zwiebel, at different times. Overall, it didn’t go too well, but I had a few good birds, that’s for sure. Here’s a beautiful Henslow’s Sparrow that Brian found singing in Belmont County, Ohio.

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Maine Day 3: Black-throated Green Warbler in breeding plumage, Acadia National Park, Maine

June 5, 2009

Hey everybody,

You know what? I really like doing an entry every day when I’m on multiple day outings. I don’t really like having to try to process images on my laptop, but I enjoy taking the time each evening to write one of these up.

Anyhow, today was a pretty good day. There was no dramatic light to be witnessed at sunrise nor sunset. All day long, there was a thin layer of high altitude clouds that basically acted as a diffuser for the sun. So, naturally, only one thing was on my mind. SONGBIRDS ALL DAY! I didn’t have the best luck with them today, but the ones that worked were amazing. I found this Black-throated Green Warbler that was a blast to work with. With all honesty, I probably got 5-8 keeper images of him today. Here’s one that was simple enough to process on the laptop.

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Blue Jay in snow

May 25, 2009

Here’s one from this past winter. I was up in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, with my friend Greg Schneider. We came across an area with feeders that had over 100 blue jays, so we did what any bird photographers would do; we brought out the giant bag of peanuts and stayed for a few hours.

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male Common Yellowthroat

May 18, 2009

Hey everybody,

I’ve been shooting a lot this spring, but it has been almost exclusively landscapes. I haven’t been giving bird and wildlife subjects too much time lately. So, I took a visit to Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, Virginia, where I photographed this striking male Common Yellowthroat. I have very little experience shooting songbirds and warblers, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do over the next few weeks.

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Pine Siskin #2

March 21, 2009

I’m not talking about Pine Siskins pooping……

I know, it’s not funny.

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Pine Siskin #1

March 21, 2009

A month and a half ago, Chris Kayler and I spent a morning photographing Pine Siskins at the Bull Run Mountain Conservancy over in Haymarket, Virginia. There were at least fifty of them there, and it was an awesome sight to see. I can’t imagine what it looked like at busier feeders, as some local spots were reporting as many as three hundred! Anyway, Chris brought this sweet perch home from his trip to New Hampshire. We set it up next to the feeders and waited patiently.

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