Jumpy Yellow-rumps

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It’s fun to see what poses you get when you take a whole series of pictures. I managed to catch this Yellow-rumped Warbler in two funny poses. The first caught him in mid jump while the second he is looking inquisitively at me.

Swallows

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Migration1 Comment

Three species of swallow were present at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge while I was there. The most common were Tree Swallows followed by Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Barn Swallows. The Barn Swallows were the most cooperative to photograph, perching on the boardwalk and not taking flight until I was about 10 feet away. Barn Swallow Tree Swallows were a … Read More

Search for the Western Tanager

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Chase, Listing, Rarities1 Comment

Sunday afternoon a post showed up on the PA Birds listserv stating that a Western Tanager had been found at John Heinz NWR. Not much detail at first but as people descended on the refuge to look for it they posted that it was a female and that it was being seen near the observation deck. Luckily for me, Monday … Read More

Lost Snow Goose

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There is an immature Snow Goose thats been hanging out at Greenfield Ponds for quite a while with some really beat up looking domestic geese. It’s pretty funny to see the little guy hanging out with those four guys towering over him.

Young gulls

Drew WeberListing, Missed Birds1 Comment

On Monday I headed to Cape May, NJ with a friend to look for a Dovekie that had been reported on Two Mile Beach. There was also a Barnacle Goose hanging around and both of these birds would have been lifers for me. Red Crossbills and an Ash-throated Flycatcher were being seen on Cape May Island which would both be … Read More

Counting at Hawk Mountain

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Saturday was one of the four days this fall that I am scheduled to count hawks at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania. The day started out pretty dismal as a huge mass of rain from the south was working its way up the northeast. I initially headed to some lakes to check for scoters and brant which had been … Read More

More Arizona pictures

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Juniper Titmouse @ Grand Canyon National Park Black-headed Grosbeak @ Grand Canyon National Park Broad-billed Hummingbird @ Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Barn Owl @ Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum Anna’s Hummingbird @ Madera Canyon Anna’s Hummingbird @ Madera Canyon

Arizona pics

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So almost 2 months ago I was in Arizona for my honeymoon. We stayed in Sedona for a while enjoying the scenic canyons and visiting the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks. I did not manage any digiscoping on that part of the trip but we then went to SE Arizona for a few days and I did much … Read More

Taking away the noise

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It’s been over a month since my last post, but don’t worry, I have still been birding and digiscoping in the interim. I decided to post a series of files created as I edited a flight shot I took this past winter of a Short-eared Owl that was residing close to my house. Since I digiscope, many of the shots … Read More