Photo By Shawn Weigelt
February 18, 2009
This three year old Bald Eagle was perched nicely near the side of the road in Waterville this morning. This was my best and closest photograph of this majestic bird and my first ever of the species. I was psyched!
Nikon D80 70-300mm VR at 300mm, 1/500sec, ISO 100, f/5.6, hand held.
Vaughn Bay, Washington
June 15, 2008
I’m not the best at IDing immature birds, but I’m pretty sure this is a juvenile Spotted Towhee. I think I can begin to see the orange coloring beginning to come out. The biggest indicator that lead to my conclusion was size and behavior.
Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom, Manfrotto tripod
Photos By Shawn Weigelt
January 26, 2009
I was pleased to find a flock of at least 100 American Robins in the L.L.Bean parking lot on this date. Lighting was fantastic and provided for some great photographic opportunities. These were my best shots. One often thinks of robins hopping around our lawns and deftly plucking worms from the ground. During the winter months, however, they congregate in large flocks and subsist primarily on berries. It was strange for me to see so many robins during our coldest month of the year.
Nikon D80 70-300mm VR, all at ISO 200, f/5.6
1) at 300mm, 1/500sec
2) at 280mm, 1/640sec
3) at 240mm, 1/1000sec