It’s no surprise that we have been getting a lot of warblers moving through. With migration in full swing I have attempted to photograph some of the warblers that I have been seeing now that we have a lens for our camera that zooms up to 300mm. Justine and I spent the weekend camping at Shawnee State Park and there … Read More
Today, Mark Markiewicz and I made a huge birding loop from Hershey, down to Lancaster County, then Berks County, then Lebanon County, and finally back to Hershey. We were trying to pick up as many of the interesting species of birds recently reported as possible. The first stop was along Hess Road near New Holland to see if any wintering … Read More
After chasing (and finding!) the Northern Wheatear this morning, Klye Aldinger, Ian Gardner, and I drove about an hour farther south to try and find the Golden-crowned Sparrow. This is a west coast species that is very rarely seen in the East. I was really doubting we would see it. It seemed like it wasnt very reliable and all birders HAD to stay … Read More
After an hour of scanning the brush and waiting for the sun to warm up the trees, the Townsend’s Warbler finally popped into view. I was hoping to get a picture but the warbler was constantly moving and in the tree tops. Holly Merker posted some pictures on flickr and you can view them here.
Yellow-breasted Chat © 2007 Drew Weber Point counts have been good as of late. I was in Lancaster County a few days finishing up points in that area and my best find was a very outgoing chat. I had it singing during a point count near Muddy Run Reservoir so I marked the spot on my GPS and returned after … Read More
These aren’t backed by any guarantee, just what has held true from my experience. In no particular order I present you with 10 ways to see more birds. Walk slower. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people walk past birds because they aren’t walking slow enough, giving the birds more time to move and become visible. … Read More