Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 15

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The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. –~~=-=~~–  Digiscoped with a Leica APO-Televid 65 with Phone Skope adapter for iPhone 5s. I was down … Read More

Tricky Geothlypis Warbler – Harrisburg, PA

Alex LamoreauxIdentification2 Comments

Check out these photos taken by Sue Hannon of a Geothlypis warbler found today in Highspire Park near Harrisburg, PA. The bird is absolutely a Mourning OR MacGillivray’s Warbler, but which one? The eyering is thicker on the top of the eye and below the eye, but there is a narrow line connecting them behind the eye. The white-ish throat, blue … Read More

Mourning Warbler – PSU Fall Banding

Alex LamoreauxBanding, Migration, Science5 Comments

We had another great morning of bird banding in the PSU Arboretum today, with 4 warbler species captured including a stunning juvenile female Mourning Warbler. Other species captured this morning were 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 1 Ovenbird, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 2 Blue Jays, 2 Wood Thrushes, 12 Gray Catbirds, 1 Brown Thrasher, 4 Eastern Towhees, and 1 House … Read More

A phenomenal day of banding

Drew WeberBanding, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, Rarities2 Comments

This morning was the last scheduled morning of banding for the Avian Outreach class. Despite some low expectations with the weather and lack of recent migration, the variety and numbers were quite incredible. We ended the day with 77 birds of 18 species. The first really exciting bird for most of us was a first fall female Mourning Warbler. The … Read More