Hey Minnesota and Wisconsin friends, my buddy Clay Taylor from Swarovski and I will be at the National Eagle Center on December 7, 2013 for the Optics Expo and if you have any questions about digiscoping or would like to learn more about using your smartphone with a spotting scope, this would be a great [...]
Quick note, for those interested, the next Birds and Beers has been set for September 30 at the Black Forest.
As I catch up and sort photos from my latest European trip, I’m packing for my next trip to the Midwest Birding Symposium. I’m looking forward to catching up with friends and I’ll also [...]
Some people have asked to see the TLS APO adapter that I used with my Nikon V1 and Swarovski ATX 85mm spotting scope. Here is how easy it is to use. This was taken at the Biggest Week in Birding in May.
I realized on Monday that since I came home from Europe, I hadn’t done any birding apart from the usual mental notes of what is around me when I’m outside. We had a horrible storm that I’d been dealing with and some work that piled up. I was feeling out of sorts and I thought, [...]
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 [...]