Birding – a hobby fraught with danger!

13 03 2009

My friend Charlie Barnard sent me this crazy set of pictures from a photographers ‘experience’ at Barnegat Lighthouse SP. Good to see the guy seemed to take it all in good humor and it even prompted a little artistic outpouring. Note how important having a cell phone can be whilst out birding – I hope everything heals quickly (more here).





Tis the season to go Woodcocking!

13 03 2009

Spring is here and the woodcock are already out and about at Allen’s Meadows in Wilton. Thought this cool video from the Bird Chick might be entertaining to see. My personal note would be to pick an evening where the wind is pretty much still, as even a fairly light wind seems to keep the Woodcock from going into full display mode and they just hang out on the ground or chase each other around. I also once read that you need a warm evening over 40 degrees but I think that is more of a guide to when they might first show up. We’ll find out tonight as they are predicting it to only be around 38 degrees.