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...