Freeport Pelagic: Birds with Friends

Drew WeberBirdingLeave a Comment

  Years ago, back when the Internet was younger, Nemesis Bird sprang forth from a group of young Pennsylvania birders who met each other working field jobs and chasing rare birds. Nowadays, we find ourselves scattered across the map. We’ve always gone where the jobs were–that’s nothing new–but our increasingly adult lifestyles and (thankfully) increasingly professional work situations make it increasingly … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 21

Drew WeberPhotography1 Comment

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. A couple weeks ago, shorebird migration was heating up at East Pond in … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 16

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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. –~~=-=~~– Self-preservation and all, an important thing for most young animals. You would think that … Read More

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

The PA Breeding Bird Blitz (June 27-30)

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Winter features the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count, spring has the migration count, and fall is dominated by hawk watches counting migrant raptors and passerines. Every twenty years or so, the Breeding Bird Atlas comes up to which gets people out and about during the breeding season, but otherwise summer is an overlooked time of year. … Read More

Life Looks – Kirtland’s Warbler

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I once had a run in with a Kirtland’s Warbler, a debacle which is described in this post. My first visit to the famed migration hotspot, Magee Marsh, and I just happened to be an hour away on a canoe when hundreds of people were getting face melting looks at a cooperative Kirtland’s Warbler. By the time I made it back … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 14

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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. … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 13

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info2 Comments

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. –~~=-=~~– We are having a blast at the Biggest Week in American Birding, where the … Read More

Willow Ptarmigan – 1st for New York!

Drew WeberChase, Ranges and Distributions, Rarities9 Comments

Today myself and 8 fellow PA birders embarked on a weekend-long PSO field trip to the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, however our plans took a very unexpected turn when I noticed a forwarded email. It was from Drew, saying that there was a Willow Ptarmigan on Point Peninsula in Jefferson County reported by Eugene Nichols. Obviously we were all quite skeptical of … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 13

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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. –~~=-=~~– I had the chance to try out some head-on flight digiscoping this past week … Read More