Looking out the window this morning enjoying a hot cup of coffee and I caught a glimpse of my first oriole of the year heading for the woods - and no feeder out. Knocked one together tonight with room for oranges and a dish for grape jelly. Will see what I see in the morning.
BK - They finally showed up here in full force yesterday as did the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks. Ruby Throated Hummingbird showed up this morning, day later than last year. Love this time of year. Hoping to see some Indigo Buntings and American Redstarts any day. Exciting time of year to see the migration. Will post some pics through the spotting scope.
Will be looking forward to you pictures. What kind of adapter do you use to photograph through the spotting scope, hunt4it?
Well, the adapter..... I don't use one. Just hold my iPhone up to the eye piece and hope for the best. Definitely some sorting/deleting. Here's a few from last year using that method. When the weather turns nicer here, I'll see if I can get some better pics.
Post by farmertrappe on May 5, 2015 11:33:51 GMT -5
O R I O L E S LETS GO O's, oh wait this ain't a baseball thread, my bad.... , last eve I had 20 some doves on the powerline while I was doing eve chores. Have not seen that many since the day before the dove opener in Sept.
Hunt4, those are some great photos. Always liked the rose-colored & evening Grosbeaks -- but then I liked them all.
Up here we don't have anywhere near the variety of birds like you have down there. Sure do miss them... Thankfully we do have chickadees though, & I saw my first Robin of the season this morning!!!
Thank you Topper. I actually won the scope at a DU event last year March and was playing around with it. Now that the birds are coming back, I'll should really get it out again. I have a Canon Rebel 35mm SLR from years ago but would like to upgrade to a Canon T5 digital or something. Have a 300mm zoom that should work on a new camera body but have to talk the better half into agreeing. Digital is just so much more efficient to view and share with others than paper 4x6 prints.