Astoria Snow Bunting (12/13/2014)

 

The Snow Bunting at the Astoria Riverwalk was quickly located, with help from Andrew Mattingly.

SnowBunting

 

I dipped on the Fultano Pizza TK, but found several sluggish Red Phalaropes at the South Jetty, my other target for the morning. Looking for something more substantial, a Peregrine Falcon nailed a White-winged Scoter which had landed in one of the small pools at the jetty. That’s quite a large pray for the falcon which he couldn’t lift up as the scoter weighs about twice as much as the falcon.

 

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Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

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