September Birds

September was a great birding month — I got out quite a bit in wonderful Fall weather and got six species for my life list — and missed several more.

It was also a month where I struggled with digiscoping, starting off with my big Canon 60D with a 50mm lens and remote shutter control but found it very bulky and shaky.  I switched back to my little SD4000 point and shoot and tried shooting in bursts.  Here are some results — not quite ready for primetime.  They do capture for me some of the places and birds I ran into in MA and VT.

A gaggle of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and a few juvenile Little Blue Herons at Parker River WNR

A flock of Greater Yellowlegs flew in while I was walking the Hellcat Dike at Parker River.

A juvenile Least Tern which was raised on the beach at Sandy Point SP on Plum Island, MA

Semi-palmated Sandpipers huddled up in the wind at Sandy Point.

A Wood Duck at Berlin Pond, VT.  Morning light always makes shooting a challenge.

Female Black Duck at Berlin Pond

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