Showing posts from June, 2009

Digiscoping cameras

Back in December I posted that the Canon A590IS digital camera was being sold on Amazon for the low price of $111. Well just a few minutes ago I was curious to see it's current price online since it was Amazon is selling it for a whopping $240! Yikes. Cross that model off the wish-list, digiscopers! I'm wondering if any of you have found a new useful digiscoping camera lately. I'm especially interested in models that are small enough to "digibin" with. If you know of any, let me know! Not that I'm shopping for one, but it's always nice to have a finger on the pulse of the market in case my current camera dies. - Nick

CT's Next 15 Birds: Two Years Later

Back in the summer of 2007 I began to piece together an article, later published in the Connecticut Warbler , that attempted to predict (AKA 'guess') the next 15 bird species to be added to the CT state list. The "research" included assembling a 13-member panel to submit their own Top Ten Lists, ranked from most (10 pts) to least likely (1 pt). The results were then sorted in two ways: 1) by number of Top 10 List appearances out of 13, and 2) by number of points received. Got that? OK good. A total of 47 species received votes. Here they are: Rank Votes Points 1 Townsend's Warbler 13 117 2 Swainson's Warbler 11 68 3 Black-chinned Hummingbird 10 70 4 Little Egret 6 39 5 California Gull 6 28 6 White-wing