Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rejuvenation - 17 Aug 2015

An early evening rain shower brought a pair of juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to the yard. I spent a half-hour watching them chase each other through the bushes, then take on the flock of sparrows near the sunflower feeder. No fear...

Despite the low-light conditions I had a ball digiscoping the birds from the shelter of the back window. Even though I had pretty-good luck digiscoping birds while in California, I was a bit disappointed in the overall quality of pics taken there. It took these little beauties to restore my confidence in my digiscoping system.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Digiscoping San Francisco - 22-28 Jul 2015

Harbor Seals along the Sir Frances Drake Highway near Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Anna's Hummingbird

Long-billed Curlew

California Ground Squirrel

American Avocet

Short-billed Dowitcher

American White Pelican

Marbled Godwit

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Savannah Sparrow - 11 Jul 2015

Savannah Sparrow. Wayne Co., MI  11 Jun 2015. Digiscoped from 20'.

Yard Cuteness - 13-30 Jun 2015

Some cute visitors to the feeders here at Brownton Abbey. Wayne Co., MI. Digiscoped from 20-40'.

Tree Swallow - 06 Jun 2015

Tree Swallow at Pt. Mouillee SGA, Monroe Co., MI  06 Jun 2015. Distance ~40'.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks! - 21 May 2015

Scott Jennex and Andy Dettling reported Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at the north end of Brownstown Twp! I counted 14 birds in a small retention pond in a small subdivision off of Pennsylvania Rd. and Beech Daly Rd.  This is only the 5-6th State Record for Michigan!

First Digiscoped Yard Bird at Brownton Abbey - 16 May 2015

Gray Catbird perched in the rain this morning outside the back window of the new home here in Brownstown Twp, MI.