Right before I left Europe I was faced with a packing choice I had not expected. The new Swarovski series of scopes have a choice of objective lenses. It’s a modular system and you can switch out your objective lenses. Due to the infamous bathtub video, I have all three on loan for a bit. [...]
Yesterday went kerflooey. Someone close to me was in the Boston Marathon and I knew she had finished… but didn’t know where she was. Her phone would go directly to voicemail. Was it off? Was it tucked away in a locker? Was she caught in pandemonium? Was she injured or worse? Was she at the [...]
The beauty of bird watching is that you have something to do, no matter where you go, no matter how urban.
I had a project in Los Angeles to work on and time spent on a beach is never wasted and there always birds…though many of them were gulls (not my favorite). But I [...]
This time last year, I was kind of freaking out because it was crazy warm and I was tapped to help out with some eagle nest surveys. The leaves were fast approaching and there was concern that we wouldn’t be able to see into the nests from the plane, much less if there were eggs [...]
I got a surprise bird for my Big Half Year fundraiser for the Friends of Sax Zim Bog…a Townsend’s Solitaire a mere three miles from my house. This bird is a bit out of range. And normally, I’m not much of a chaser in Minnesota, I’ve seen this bird before in its usual range and [...]
For your amusement and maybe use headphones if you are watching this at work:
So…while playing around with the ATX in Florida, Non Birding Bill and I had a crazy spectacular thing happen. We were both filming herons. He was using his HD camera, I was using my ATX and Nikon V1. We both [...]
Non Birding Bill and I made some videos in Florida with the new Swarovski ATX spotting scope. If you have not been to Florida, warning, this will make you want to hop a plane and go down there.
Not too long ago, I was chatting with someone who had a company that made a camera app for iPhones. They told me how their app allows you to use your iPhone headphones as a remote shutter release. I said, “Well, the camera app that comes with your iPhone does that already.”
They looked at [...]
Sometimes, I feel like birds are just toying with me. Birds are not the most cooperative photo objects. I am fully aware that when you are tracking down a bird with a spotting scope (or large camera lens) that a bird’s instinct is to wonder if the thing staring at it is trying to eat [...]
First. I have to say: Wow! THANK YOU!
It is amazeballs that what people have pledged so far! Holy crap! I had no idea what to expect donation wise for my Big Half Year, but I thought $1000 should be doable over 6 months, but I wasn’t sure. Well, here it’s the end of January and [...]