Category Archives: Winter Birds

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day filled with fun and quality time with the family!

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The Use of Flash in Bird Photography

The use of flash for bird photography is extremely important, and very tough to master. I don’t use the flash as the main light source, rather a fill light. I let the sun do its part in being the main … Continue reading

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In With the New….. Out With the Old

I recently changed out the perch on my songbird set-up. It is a smaller profile branch, so it is more proportional to the smaller birds. It won’t accommodate larger birds as easily. Now that the Red-winged Blackbirds are returning, my … Continue reading

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Dramatic Light

The most important thing to my landscape photography, which is quickly ┬ábecoming my most often practice, is dramatic light. I look for shadows, contrasts, and most importantly, interesting subjects! As you can see, birding and bird photography has been slow … Continue reading

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Spring Is A Comin’

Spring is definitely on its way! The birds are singing and the moss is getting more vibrant! I’m completely sick of all this snow, but it looks like relief is on the way. This is how the woods near my … Continue reading

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Purple Finch

At 9:16 this morning (Feb. 27), I spotted a male Purple Finch at my feeder. This was a FOY bird for me, so I thought it deserved a blog post.

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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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Bald Eagle Quest

Yesterday, my family and I went on a quest to try and find some Eagles! We started out at Candlewood Lake, which hosted absolutely no bird activity. We then drove to River Rd, the road that leads to the Shepaug … Continue reading

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Banded Canadian Goose

While driving along the road that goes to the Shepaug Dam, I spotted a Neck and Leg Banded Canadian Goose feeding in one of the corn fields. The neck band reads CO31. I wasn’t able to read the leg band.

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The 2011 GBBC is Here!

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an event that is put on by scientists studying bird movements. They ask birders, backyard bird watchers, and any other person interested in birds, to participate by counting the number and species of birds … Continue reading

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