My New Book


Pine Siskins Hit This Weekend

Screen shot 2011-10-01 at 2.18.37 PM

We had the Wingscapes Cam up at Mr. Neil’s this weekend and I’m fairly certain I witnessed the arrival of pine siskins. I was out and about on Wednesday and I didn’t see any. Just the usual suspects like the above tufted titmouse were using the feeders on Wednesday.

Then on Saturday, I [...]

A Wingscapes Movie

A snippet of birds visiting the green mesh feeder made with the Wingscapes Cam. This was more of a test to see if I could teach myself how to make an animated gif. How many bird species can you identify?

Now another question: do I post the P&S and JoCo trampoline photos?


Strange Few Days

I think this photo caught with my WingScapes Cam kind of sums of the hodgepodge of the last few days. Check out the red-bellied woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, and female purple finch posing on the feeder (never mind that there are 6 other feeders). Note that the chickadee is sporting a band–that means that [...]

Birds & Beers & OpenSky

Birds and Beers is this Thursday, October 29 at 6:30pm at Merlin’s Rest and we have something to celebrate. I’ve been testing the waters with OpenSky–creating a shop that only has products I like, use and enjoy. Well, I thought to myself: all the best bird companies give back to the birding community and I’d [...]

Finch Fight Club

Screen shot 2011-10-05 at 11.14.36 PM

The other day while we were doing a bee inspection, I kept an eye on Mr. Neil’s finch feeder–they were chock full of common redpolls and pine siskins. You can see some of the tracking of pine siskins at Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count website…interesting that they are calling it a winter finch invasion. I [...]

New Year Is Off To A Bang Thanks To The Blog

I’m playing with a host of motion sensitive cameras lately–I’m loving all the pine siskin action this winter.

My favorite photos are the ones where the birds fly a little to fast and the camera speed can’t keep up, so they come out a little funky. I’m noticing that quite a few of the birds [...]

Tuesday Morning Titmouse

I got this titmouse with the Wingscapes Cam.

Time To Clean Those Feeders

I got this rather arty photo of house finches with the WingScapes Camera. The female house finch flying in behind the domed feeder looks like she’s doing some weird interpretive dance. Speaking of finches, there are some reports this week in the news that there is a salmonella outbreak going on in Arkansas and New [...]

Red Squirrel Sneeze

Caught on the WingScapes Camera.

Photo Series From My WingScapes Cam

The following series of photos on my WingScapes Camera made me larf: