Cape May’s Weird Grebe

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, Chase, Photography, Rarities3 Comments

For whatever reason, this year has been better than average for vagrant Western Grebes on the East Coast. From northern Massachusetts to northeastern Tennessee, there have been a record number of sightings this past fall and so far this winter. Many sightings represent only the 2nd or 3rd time a Western Grebe has ever been recorded in some of these eastern states! … Read More

Gull Fight

Alex LamoreauxBehavior, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports1 Comment

Back on February 11th, 2012 I was enjoying the massive gathering of gulls at Daytona Beach Shores, Florida (eBird list). Picking through thousands of gulls is always exciting because at any moment a rarity could pop into your scope view. However, not only is it fun to look through gulls for the rare species, but also to watch the behavior … Read More

Dovekie – It’s What’s for Dinner

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, birds in flight, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports2 Comments

Around 9:45am on the day of the February 4th Cape May pelagic, I was standing on the very front of the boat, scanning for birds. I looked over to our left and a few hundred yards out I saw some commotion on water. I could see a Great Black-backed Gull diving at the water and occasionally landing on the water and messing … Read More

Birds in Flight – Evening Light: Using the ‘Golden Hours’ to get great flight shots!

Alex LamoreauxBirding, birds in flight, General News and Info, General Rant, Photography1 Comment

All photographers know that the opportune time to photograph birds is during the ‘Golden Hour’. These ‘Golden Hours’ occurs twice a day – an hour or so after sunrise, and an hour or so before sunset. The lighting is perfect; not too dark but also not too bright and harsh. Photographing birds during the ‘Golden Hours’ is also my favorite … Read More

Birding CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA

Anna FasoliBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, PhotographyLeave a Comment

On Easter, Alex and I drove south towards the Snake River to bird the CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA.  At a small marsh on the Snake River, Alex and I tried calling rails again, hoping to pull out a Sora.  Instead, we were answered by a chorus of Virginia Rails, including one that walked right up to us … Read More