Monthly Archives: October 2008

Hanging out with the birds and our new Scope….and new contest…

Howdee all

I have a new contest…guess the bug that makes this sound
for a nice prize…..
first one to guess gets the prize…
good luck….

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We did some birding this morning…a walk around Higbee beach…we didnt walk the beach …but walked around fields and woods. Then grabbed a little lunch and Headed out to the Hawk watch area…… In the video below…Jeff talks a little about our new scope.

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Welcome our new Scope


Yep thats right…Jeff and I bought a Scope….never had one of our own and thought it would be great to have one…So after much research…by Jeff,,, and hanging out at the CMBO Feather Edge Optics shop for hours on end…(Thanks to Brian for all his help and patience)…..Jeff tried out all the scopes…tripods..heads… carried the scopes around on different tripods…Yikes I was getting impatient after a gazillion hours….Jeff finally decided on a nice little package that should keep us Happy Birders for many years…
We ordered a digscoping attachment so that I can take some close up bird pics and videos. I did try handheld digascoping…..holding the camera by hand up to the scope lens…very difficult…as u can see by the video below…

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this is our rig….
KOWA TSN-883
Kowa 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
Manfrotto 128RC Quick Release Tripod Head
Gitzo GT2540 Carbon Tripod

Today was a cold, windy day…but we went out anyway to check out our new purchase…
I am ready to head south…its burrrrrrrrrr

Cape May autumn weekend

Howdee all…
Jeff and I had a great time at the Cape May Autumn weekend bird festival. We took indoor and outdoor workshops and bird walks.
We will stay in Cape May for another week before we continue our journey south.
Jeff is contemplating buying a scope for birding. I will let you know if we get one… if we do i might try my luck at digiscoping.
below is a video with some clips of the weekend…

Cape May autumn weekend bird festival and absentee ballots go south…

So today was the start of the Cape May Autumn weekend bird festival…
We had an excellent day of birding….
Great birdwalks and talks Kenn Kaufman, Peter Dunn , Kevin Karlson, Norman Smith and others….I even met the Birdchick I found her blog recently and love it….We were busy with birding from 730 until 1030 in the evening…so you only get two pictures…one of a group we did some shore birding with and the other…is Jeff mailing our absentee ballots for….hummm…..who do you think???????????

Forsythe National Wildlife Refugee

Howdeee all…..
Today we went to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge..it was cold and windy..
so we did the eight mile drive by birding….
The snow geese were coming in on thier migration south…amongst lots of shorebirds, ducks etc…

Second day on Cape May

Howdee all…
Another nice day on Cape May…
I am a Poet and I know it….

Win a Prize if you identify these plants..


Thats Right…if you are the first one to correctly id these two plants..you win a prize…I am not sure what the gift will be yet..
maybe a penny…a rock….a plant…a shell…a box of candy…
next time I see you i will give you your prize…

Cape May Bike Ride

We took a nice bike ride today around Cape May…did a little birding and saw the sunset
check out our day….

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We are in Cape May …

Howdee all..

Jeff and I are now in Cape May, New Jersey…our first time here…so if you have any suggestions on what we should see or do while we are here…add a comment or send us and email.

We are primarily here for the Cape May Autumn weekend Bird Show. Which starts Friday….Jeff left at 730 this morning for a bird walk…I opted to stay in until it gets warmer…we will go for a bike ride around town this afternoon. Will keep you posted…
See Ya….

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Video … Colin Powell Endorses Obama for President

Video of Colin Powell endorsing Barak Obama
He says it so well….

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