Thursday, May 8, 2014

Birds and Photography at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

What a beautiful day today for our camera club's spring visit to MBO to see birds being banded in Plymouth. Joe, Ian and I are back home from our travels, Ian's off birding the state, Joe's blogging about Italy (see his great images and posts at and I'm back photographing with my camera club. I have many images from my time in France and Italy still to play with, but for today I will post what I did today, which was a lot of fun!

Every Spring and Fall the birds migrate along the Massachusetts coast and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has been tracking the birds involved for 30+ years. A group of 20 photographers met there this morning to learn about the process, raise some funds for my favorite non-profit, enjoy the birds and take photos of them in hand. 

Sweet one. White Throated Sparrow.

Inquisitive Blue Jay held by a new intern.

On the  bluffs listening to Trevor tell us about the birds and answer questions.

My friend Bill and his bird who didn't fly away!

Trevor and… I need Ian to ID the birds...

Hairy Woodpecker.

Catching them flying away is such a challenge!

A harried Hairy Woodpecker.

Tufted Titmouse.

Gray Catbird showing off his pretty wings.

Saying goodbye for now...

1 comment:

  1. Truly excellent bird-with-people photographs--technically and artistically!
    If you ever find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA consider yourself invited to come to the National Aviary and take a few more.
    Regards, Bob Mulvihill (Manomet friend and sometimes bander)