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Update 2 of 2 – Pedernales (March 8)

The first spring trip to the blind proved very productive. Bird list:

  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Unknown Warbler (?)
  • Unknown Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinals
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Spotted Towhee (first ever!)
  • Western Scrub Jay
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Finch
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Black-crested Titmouse
  • Slate-colored Junco

The towhees were by far my favorite. Very pretty bird. The 40D performed quite well, although it’s quite heavy with 300 on. But I now have a monopod, so that should help alot next time. It was overcast, so almost all photos were shot at ISO 400-1600. No hummingbirds yet, though they should start popping up soon. I’m eagerly awaiting the painted buntings.

Photo Gallery

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Categories: Birding
  1. March 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Very nice images. The monopod will do wonders, though you may also want to consider a tripod if you’re going to be shooting from a blind.

    Your sparrow is probably a Lincoln’s Sparrow or a Swamp Sparrow. I’d say it’s 90/10 chance it’s the Lincoln’s.

    Got a couple of other questions, but I’ll fire an e-mail to you offline.

    -jim

  2. Jim
    March 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Bother… too long of a week. Thought name said subject…

  3. nosajio
    March 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    :) Thanks Jim. Sparrows are definitely not my area. I have a tripod but the way the blind is constructed, I don’t think I could use it well.

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