Well I was out on the Honey Pot in Hadley with my friend Ann Kearns, looking for the Rough-legged hawk and clay-colored sparrow. No go, but did get some great video and pics of a young red-tail hawk feasting on what I think was a mouse. There weren’t a lot of duck moving around but this red-tail was a great reward:
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Cape Cod Natural History Conference at the four C’s. What a great time, presentations ranged from saving dolphins to researching horseshoe crabs to an amazing presentation of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/welcome.html). Getting there was a trial, it was blizzard conditions from P-town down to Hyannis. I almost turned around but persevered, it was worth it. I checked out a couple of places on Sunday where I thought there might be some migrating waterfowl. Saw some bufflehead, red-breasted mergansers, and even Brant Geese! Take a look:
Quick note, I started using my new Canon Powershot SX40. Its a superzoom (28-840) with 12 megapixels and HD video. I love it; its so much lighter than my Canon Rebel T1i with the heavy 100-400 zoom lens with 2x extender (taking me up to 840). My back and shoulders are loving it, and the pictures and video are very good!