Canon 1DX Mark III: A Bird Photographer’s Review

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Canon 1DX Mark III In April 2013, when WC left Olympus behind and bought a Canon 1DX, the camera had already been on the market about two years. But it was still the best camera Canon was offering, and WC was completely satisfied with the product. But over the course of the seven years that followed, camera technology improved… Continue reading Canon 1DX Mark III: A Bird Photographer’s Review

Return of Bird of the Week: Gray-cheeked Nunlet

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Gray-cheeked Nunlet, Darién Province, Panama If there are puffbirds called “Monklets” you should have known there would be puffbirds called “Nunlets.” In fact, there is a whole genus of them, Nonnula, in which there are at least six species. The Gray-cheeked Nunlet is the only one of the six which WC has been able to photograph to date. It’s a… Continue reading Return of Bird of the Week: Gray-cheeked Nunlet

Photography of Birds – Set # 119

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Set # 119 Eastern Towhee (Juvenile) Eastern Towhee (Juv.) Although eastern towhees generally prefer young successional sites, variation between habitat types and years has been observed. Krementz and Powell found higher relative abundance of eastern towhee in young (2–6 years old) stands of loblolly and longleaf pine than mature (32–98 years old) stands when investigated in 1995.… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 119

Photography of Birds – Set # 120

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Set # 120 Mourning Doves Mourning Doves Most mourning doves migrate along flyways over land. On rare occasions, mourning doves have been seen flying over the Gulf of Mexico, but this appears to be exceptional. Mourning doves (Z. m. carolinensis) are native to the North Atlantic archipelago of Bermuda, approximately 1,044 km (649 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 120