2018 « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Old Friend Richard Crossley. Walking Sticks ... Macro Techniques and Focusing Tips. Nikon 80-400 VR Versatility.


Numbers have been down on my last two birding walk/drive-arounds but I’ve seen some great birds. On Thursday I had a fly-by drake Bufflehead, an ILE first for me and a rare bird away from the coasts. And last night driving back from my sunset walk there was a Great Horned Owl sitting on […]

A Pretty Bad Original (showing some interesting behavior). Crow Lessons. And a Post-processing Question ...


I had 34 species on Wednesday and 35 on Tuesday on my birding walk/drive-arounds. Highlights on Tuesday included a fly-by grey ghost — a male Northern Harrier, and a young Cooper’s Hawk. I had seen harriers at ILE but never a male. The Falklands trip is now full; whew! Blog regular Steve Rentmeesters fill […]

Background Strategies. And a Killer Emperor Penguin Double-overhead Wingstretch!


I had 32 species on my bird walk/drive-around on Monday morning. I checked for the Purple Gallinule in the same spot as yesterday. It responded to audio; the Least Bittern did not.

Be sure to click on the Emperor Penguin wingstretch image below to enjoy the spectacular larger version.

Six folks are […]