Category Archives: ID Tips

Not Just A Bird on a Stick

A hate nothing more than an image of a bird on a stick. I try and avoid that photograph by all accounts, and include behavior or environment to tell the story of the bird. This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker sat in this … Continue reading

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Telling the Oriole Story

The Baltimore Oreo’s, whoops I mean Orioles, (sorry, inside joke) are arriving in full force. Along with their arrival comes the challenge of being able to tell their story in a photograph. They are extremely colorful birds who sip nectar out … Continue reading

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New Book

My most recent project has been writing a book aimed to help the beginning birder in finding and identifying birds in the Danbury area. It includes 15 beautiful pictures of birds that can be easily found in the habitat that … Continue reading

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Birding at Tarrywile Park

My Dad and I went birding at Tarrywile Park today. It has always been a favorite birding spot of mine, especially after snowstorms, and it didn’t disappoint today! We got down to the field directly in front of the red … Continue reading

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Ovenbird ID Tips & HDR Techniques

(Ovenbird ID Tip:) Ovenbirds can present a challenge in the ID department. They can be easily misidentified as some type of Thrush, however, they are actually a type of Warbler. They are on the larger spectrum, in terms of size, … Continue reading

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Today was a very good day! I went down to the open water swamp today, and spotted a Female Common Yellowthroat foraging in the reeds. I also spotted an Eastern Phoebe sitting on a snag near the water. Back home … Continue reading

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Morning Flight & Happy Landings

I woke up to a great morning flight this morning! As I walked out onto my deck, I could immediately see the movement in the trees. It was just a matter of identifying the birds. I ID’d an Eastern Phoebe … Continue reading

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Goldfinches Galore!

I’ve been seeing tons and tons of American Goldfinches! The juveniles have been calling, and the parents have been feeding. I’ve also been hearing a Cooper’s Hawk all day, and a Carolina Wren showed up at my feeder. (The picture … Continue reading

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Juvenile American Goldfinches

It’s the time of the year when you’re going to start seeing juvenile American Goldfinches. They are much duller than the females and will often be seen calling to their parents to feed them. Make sure you take a look … Continue reading

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Migration

Birds are definitely beginning their journey South! I’ve been hearing the constant calls of the Great-crested Flycatcher and the Wood Thrush. The tree tops have been hopping, just haven’t had any time to ID any birds. I’m going to try … Continue reading

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