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Photography is more than a hobby for me. It's a passion,
the way I capture and celebrate life. In this album, I've assembled some of my favorite bird photographs. My bird photographs
are "digiscoped," using a compact digital consumer camera and shooting through a field "spotting" scope, a Kowa TSN-824 fluorite
glass model in my case. This is very different even than using a digital SLR camera with high-powered camera lens. In
digiscoping, the scope and camera were not made to work together flawlessly, and there can be many challenges to obtaining
a good photo with this method; but when you get the desired result it's especially exciting and gratifying.
Great Egret at Marina Del Rey, CA, 11-8-08 against canal and setting sun.
Black Phoebe against red stucco house; Marina Del Rey, CA. Taken
Belted Kingfisher, juvenile on Kellogg Creek, 10-19-08
Below: My first Bobcat photo, shot in the wild in central California's
Panoche Valley; sunning itself beside a ravine. I backed the car away from it, then slid out the opposite side door with my
gear, setting it up behind the car. Note a Bobcat has stubby tail, black tip above, and whitish below; and has short black
Western Bluebird, male at Cabin Lk. Oregon 8-5-08
below - 2 photos: Juvenile Northern Harrier hawk with it's prey,
an American Coot. Taken Sauvie Island, Portland, OR 2-25-08. A frame from this series was published in Wild Bird
Magazine in the Sept./Oct. 2008 issue, & is on my linked original web site.
Black-bellied plover, taken at Del Rey Lagoon, Los Angeles 12-17-07.
This is the Black Phoebe, a flycatcher, taken in Marina Del Rey, CA Sept. 3, 2007
The male Western Bluebird, on top, below has molted out of his breeding
plumage and so has only a speck of blue on his head. Taken at Cabin Lake, Oregon on Aug. 27, 2007.
White-headed Woodpecker, male, taken at Cabin Lake, OR 8-27-07
The Pinyon Jay in Oregon, only resides in the south half of central Oregon.
It's a three hour trip to find it.
Indigo Bunting, a rare visitor to Oregon, digiscoped June 22, 2007 at Baskett
Slough National Wildlife Refuge.
Lewis's Woodpecker photographed at Cabin Lake, OR June 24, 2007
House Wren at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, on June
The male Lazuli Bunting is one of the prettiest songbirds to visit the
PNW. Of course they wouldn't be here without the presence of females as well! This fellow's singing for nesting
territory and a mate.
Black-headed Grosbeak, male at our feeder 6-8-07.
Savanna Sparrow on Powell Butte, 6-4-07.
First Bittern Photographed!
Today, Mar. 25, 2007 marks my first successful attempt to find and photograph the secretive
American Bittern, which often stands still in the marsh grass looking like a branch or sticks. Taken from Cedar Canyon
Rd. at Killin Wetlands near Banks, Oregon. I used my Fuji F-30 "pocket" camera, and Kowa TSN-824 scope with 21-power eyepiece.
Bald Eagle, 3rd year. April 2, 2007, Oaks Bottom, Portland, OR
On a recent trip to So. Cal., I was fortunate to locate some favored perches of this male
Belted Kingfisher, male
Varied Thrush, male
House Finch, male
below: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon's race; Powell Butte 5-7-07.
House Sparrow (a non-native species)
Say's Phoebe on a potted lemon tree.
below: Red-winged Blackbird taken Mar. 3, 2007
Northern Flicker, taken on Mar. 3, 2007, Portland, OR