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 [...]
I have been surveying the same patch for on and off for the last three years in southern Minnesota. I really enjoy watching how the patch changes during the seasons: seeing when certain birds arrive, listening to all the birds on territory, noticing when certain birds leave and when winter birds arrive.
But every [...]
Never get tired of cardinals.
I was recently at the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival in Harlingen, TX. If you can’t tell by how often I talk about South Texas, it’s one of my favorite places to visit not only for the birds, but also for the great friends I’ve made at the festival. Next year is the 20th Anniversary [...]
All sorts of adapters for digiscoping using an iPhone and a spotting scope are cropping up. I can barely keep up with testing them. This post covers two different adapters that are very similar and work well with my Swarovski ATM scope.
From left to right we have the iTelligent iPhone adapter, Kowa iPhone [...]
Whoa, pine siskins are crowding out the goldfinches at our feeders (for newer birders, the pine siskins are the streakier finches in this photo).
Looks like Ron Pittaway’s Winter Finch Forecast wasn’t too far off. For pine siskins he wrote:
“Some siskins currently in the Northeast should move south this fall and winter because [...]
Well, here we are with another report directly from the field as I do a blog post with nothing but my iPhone and my spotting scope.
Every autumn when I’m fortunate enough to have fieldwork, I can’t believe how lucky I am to have this landscape as an office and that my duty is [...]
This post is more of a test to see if I can use the voice to text feature with WordPress and blog while I’m doing a survey in the field.
Above is my current office view. I really love being able to work outside especially during spring and fall migration!
Large flocks of [...]
One of the hundreds of turkey vultures I see on my current bird survey project. Digiscoped using my iPhone 4s and Swarovski spotting scope.
Even though I have a spanky new job with a desk and everything, quite a bit of what I do is field work. And like any job, you have to keep your skills sharp and go out for training.
This week it took the form of helping Mark Martell of Audubon Minnesota with banding [...]