Friday, 10 June 2016
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Over all, A great day for birding here in beautiful Norfolk County. I missed a Brown Thrasher. Had our first White-crowned Sparrow arrive along with multiple White-throated Sparrows. Had a close encounter with a Flicker. Still no Warblers here but I've heard the od one.
Sunday, 17 April 2016
I posted some images of my essential birding gear which I take with me. I also wear camo clothing, good rubber boots or hunting boots and face covering. I thoroughly believe these items make a significant difference in not spooking birds that are very close, especially waterfowl.
I just purchased the Wimberley Gimbal tripod head (WH-200) and it's excellent! I'm currently using a Nikon D800E with my Tamron 600mm and a Nikon SB-800 flash. all seems good for now. I'm interested in the new Nikon D500 DX. with its 1.5 crop factor and blazing 10-11 fps and 20+ MPs. Maybe in the fall?
Things are looking excellent for an encounter with a Warbler soon...
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Been winter out for the last little bit so birding has slowed. Not many new arrivals to report, A Brown headed Cowbird, a few Easter Phoebes and yesterday, our mating pair of Eastern Bluebirds returned.
The weather reports show a consistent warming trend for the next week. This should bring many new migrants north and possibly a few rare birds...
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Saturday, 26 March 2016
It's early in the 2016 bird migration scheme here in south western Ontario. We had a brief warming trend over a week ago that brought some early migrants up. The next week is looking great in terms of weather and temps. Things are definably warming which means more birds! I'm hoping for some rare sparrows such as the White Throated and White Crowned Sparrows soon. Maybe a return of a Lincoln. Stay tuned.