Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 25

Tim Schreckengost|

Purple Sandpiper at the 8th Street Jetty in Avalon, NJ on 11 January 2015. Digiscoped with a Samsung Galaxy S4 + Celestron Regal M2 80ED & Phone Skope Adapter. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. Yesterday, I spent the day birding southern New Jersey with Matt Boone, Abby …


Belmar Paulagic – Jan. 2, 2015

Alex Lamoreaux|

Common Murre flushing ahead of the boat. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

See Life Paulagics kicked off it’s 2015 winter pelagic line-up with an 8 hour trip out of Belmar, New Jersey on January 2nd. This short trip stayed close to shore, and we had great weather, and fairly calm seas which helped to make this the perfect trip for birders new to the pelagic scene. A constant stream of chum behind the …


Monday Morning Blues

Alex Lamoreaux|

Red-breasted Mergansers like this male are common at the inlet (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

My friend Mark Mizak found a kayak that he wanted to buy online, but it was in New Jersey. Mark is heading south to Florida for the rest of the winter before heading back to Montana to work as a wildlands fire-fighter. He offered to take Josh Lefever and I along to get his new boat on a day-trip to …


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Snowy Owls from NY to NJ

Alex Lamoreaux|

Another view of the Jones Beach owl (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

It’s no secret that Snowy Owls are almost everywhere this winter. My friends and I went on a 5 day trip for New Years and were able to see 8 different owls without going out of our way! In fact the first bird of the trip was a Snowy I spotted along the Jones Beach Ocean Parkway perched at the …


Stone Harbor Shorebirds

Alex Lamoreaux|

1 adult and 2 juvenile Red Knots on Stone Harbor Point (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Most of the Nemesis Bird team was in Cape May this past weekend for any overnight Paulagic trip, and some land-birding around southern New Jersey. Leica had loaned us Travis the Traveling Trinovid for the weekend, with the hopes that we might be able to pick up a few new birds for the binocular’s Big Year. By Sunday afternoon we …


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Cape May’s Weird Grebe

Alex Lamoreaux|

Western Grebe and its buoy in Cape May Harbor. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

For whatever reason, this year has been better than average for vagrant Western Grebes on the East Coast. From northern Massachusetts to northeastern Tennessee, there have been a record number of sightings this past fall and so far this winter. Many sightings represent only the 2nd or 3rd time a Western Grebe has ever been recorded in some of these eastern states! …


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New Year, New Birds – Live Updates from the Field!

Alex Lamoreaux|

Harlequin Duck - male (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

On Monday, December 31st myself and honorary nemesis birders Josh Lefever and Mark Mizak are embarking on a 5 day birding trip through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The goal of the trip is to find some lifers for Josh and Mark, conduct a Big Day in Delaware, and get a really nice start to our 2013 year lists! …