Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Photography Ethics: This is my thirteenth season at this site. Yesterday was the first time that I ever had to tell a photographer that their behavior was unacceptable. Birding and/or photography ethics are subjects that are very open to personal opinion. I know photographers and birders who are more ethical than I am, and some who are less. We simply ask that if you come to the Point, please use common sense and do not push a bird to the point that you are keeping it from normal activity.
Highlights: Lapland Longspur

Activity was relatively slow the last two days, but picked up again today. Golden-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-crowned Sparrow, and Pine Siskin numbers increased, and the season's first Lapland Longspur showed up. Eleven species of warbler were sighted including Tennessee, Magnolia, Cape May, Pine, and Blackpoll.

Tennessee Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Cedar Waxwing eating berry

Blue-headed Vireos, juvenile with caterpillar

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