Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 15

Drew Weber|

Mourning Warbler - Drew Weber

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. –~~=-=~~–  Digiscoped with a Leica APO-Televid 65 with Phone Skope adapter for iPhone 5s. I was down …


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Tricky Geothlypis Warbler – Harrisburg, PA

Alex Lamoreaux|

Unknown Geothlypis Warbler - Harrisburg, PA (Photo by Sue Hannon)

Check out these photos taken by Sue Hannon of a Geothlypis warbler found today in Highspire Park near Harrisburg, PA. The bird is absolutely a Mourning OR MacGillivray’s Warbler, but which one? The eyering is thicker on the top of the eye and below the eye, but there is a narrow line connecting them behind the eye. The white-ish throat, blue …


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Mourning Warbler – PSU Fall Banding

Alex Lamoreaux|

Mourning Warbler - juvenile female (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

We had another great morning of bird banding in the PSU Arboretum today, with 4 warbler species captured including a stunning juvenile female Mourning Warbler. Other species captured this morning were 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 1 Ovenbird, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Magnolia Warbler, 2 Blue Jays, 2 Wood Thrushes, 12 Gray Catbirds, 1 Brown Thrasher, 4 Eastern Towhees, and 1 House …


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A Quick Tour of the Allegheny National Forest

Alex Lamoreaux|

Northern Goshawk - recently-fledged juvenile (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Last Friday, I met up with my friend Josh Lefever at his field house near Irvine, PA in Warren County and we spent a few hours that afternoon birding spots around the Allegheny National Forest (ANF). Click on links throughout this post for our eBird checklist of that location. Saturday we spent all day in Crawford and Erie County’s and …


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A phenomenal day of banding

Drew Weber|

Nashville Warbler

This morning was the last scheduled morning of banding for the Avian Outreach class. Despite some low expectations with the weather and lack of recent migration, the variety and numbers were quite incredible. We ended the day with 77 birds of 18 species. The first really exciting bird for most of us was a first fall female Mourning Warbler. The …