Archive for Migrant Birds

Kentucky Warbler

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2017 by lilybug1960

Kentucky Warbler.
 
A beautiful Kentucky Warbler also visited the backyard the other day, and it good light! I have been thinking about my theme for calendars this year and with the images of the Warblers I have captured in the backyard I am leaning towards one being “The Warblers of Bear Woods”. I am also going to do a scenic landscape calendar this year, and possibly the “Bear Woods Bluebirds 2018” edition. I will be starting to select the images and put together the layout in the near future so stay tuned.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Another Nemesis…captured!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2017 by lilybug1960

Another Nemesis…captured.
 
I posted a couple weeks ago about one of my nemesis, the Cerulean Warbler, was finally captured on digital film. I mentioned other nemesis that have taunted and haunted me for years. Another one of them was the male Hooded Warbler. I have captured them on my fence and in less than ideal light. Yesterday, that nemesis is taunting me no more, he is now another file on my hard drive! I was shooting on the back porch with a friend when he said he spotted a male Hooded Warbler coming in from the right. It landed on the fence and then hopped up onto the crepe myrtle. There he posed for about 30 seconds or so allowing me to capture some images of one of the most beautiful Warblers I have ever seen. Tomorrow, I will post another beautiful bird’s photo that we captured as well. This has truly been a great year in Bear Woods for Warblers. Now if I could just get that Ivory-billed Woodpecker or the Sasquatch that lives in the woods…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The Cerulean Warbler, a Crown Jewel

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Cerulean Warbler, a Crown Jewel.
 
As a bird nerd, I have a list of birds that are “Crown Jewels” on my list to hear, observe and if I am lucky, photograph. The first time I heard and saw a Cerulean Warbler was probably 15 years ago while birding on my road. I saw them a few times in the next couple years, but at least 10 years went by since my last encounter. When I heard one 2 days ago, I was very pleased, when it landed in my backyard, I hoped it would stay long enough for an image. I got a few images while it sat on the fence the other day, but yesterday it landed in the Crepe Myrtle bush and almost posed for me. They are incredibly beautiful birds as adults, but this juvenile male is every bit as nice with his green and blues. I had a great Warbler day in the backyard yesterday and will share a few more images in the next few days. I know, I am a total bird nerd. The fall migration of Warblers may be starting and I hope to capture some nice birds over the next few weeks and month or so. For now I can say I have placed another jewel in the Crown.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S carbon fiber monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by lilybug1960

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are migrating through and putting on a great show here in Bear Woods. It started with one or two at the feeders and has grown to 20 or more at a time! The images are a good example of the variances you can see in spring migrants. One is an adult male, another an adult female, and the last is an immature male molting into the adult feathers. Seeing these great birds in the different stages of molt is fascinating to me as a birder.

All the images were taken using the Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Canon 7D, Sirui T2205X tripod and K40X ballhead, Peak Design straps, processed in Lightroom CC.

Rosebreasted Grosbeak 042915q copy

 

Rosebreasted Grosbeak 042915f copy

Rosebreasted Grosbeak 042915m copy