The Snowy Owl Hunt continues. One bird was reported at Bombay Hook, so I headed there early this morning. A visitor did see it, but I was not as lucky. Still there were lots of nice birds, although the light was poor.
I arranged to meet Graeme at Greenbury Point this morning to try out his 1000mm Nikkor lens. It’s awesome, but it will take some practice to get sharp images.
I spent most of the time at Jonas Green, when the pickin’s were somewhat slim, but the light was good and I got some decent shots, including the Muscovy, which is a first for me.
So, I buy a new camera (Nikon D3200) and the weather turns to crap for three days. Go figure.
I finally got out today, and I went back to Jonas Green in hopes of finding the Peregrine again . He didn’t appear, but two Bald Eagles put on a soaring show, and a few others appeared to make the bitter cold day worthwhile.
My new D3200 camera arrived yesterday, and I was determined to try it out, or I wouldn’t have left the house in today’s Arctic weather. Temps must have been in the very low 20s, and the wind chill was significant. I decided to stay local, and Jonas Green Park is quite close, so I stopped there. I was lucky enough to find two accipiters riht away. I then headed to Greenbury Point, where a half hour walk left me without a single image.
The weather seemed iffy last night, but I awoke to nearly cloudless skies and decided to visit Sandy Point, where some decent seabirds have been seen lately. I’m not really a seabird guy, but it seemed like a pilgrimage I should make.
The Brant was easy enough to find, and I wandered through most of the main part of the park and found a few other birds as well. A young beaver gave me my best photos of this species yet.