Saturday, January 12, 2013

Local Birding

I haven't had time to get out of Lansing lately. However, I keep finding new birds to photograph right around home. I went to Fenner Nature Center without much hope, but managed to find a Pileated Woodpecker and a White-throated Sparrow. Pileated is good for the park, and White-throated is good for this time of the year.

White-throated Sparrow

Pileated Woodpecker- these are the pictures I hope to improve on. Anything is better than this one!

I then moved to Shubell Park along the Grand River and had a group of American Black Ducks, although they were quite far.

American Black Ducks

On my way out, I heard a Carolina Wren calling, so I tracked it down. Another one bites the dust.

Carolina Wren

I have been out owling the past two nights as well, scoring both Barred and Eastern Screech, but both eluded photography. Luckily, I have plenty of time to get these. Barred Owls are quite easy in Florida, and Eastern Screech can be had too. I'll probably try once again before leaving, though.

Also, I just got a great digiscoping camera for dirt cheap on eBay. I rigged up an adapter and am very anxious to use it. Now I'm just waiting on the memory card to arrive...


  1. David,
    Which camera did you end up w/ on eBay?

    1. Hey Jerry, I ended up getting the Canon S90. Isn't the greatest with the Kowa 20-60 due to vignetting at 20x, but you probably already know that. I haven't had a chance to use it outside the backyard yet, hopefully soon!

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