This weekend was decent for bird migration – including hawks… the warm weather is bringing birds earlier to this area and species that aren’t expected for weeks are showing up now.
My good friend Mike Warner and I (this is his Swarovski spotting scope) sat on the lawn of the Quaker Ridge Hawkwatch in Greenwich, CT early Sunday morning and enjoyed the beautiful weather and the influx of species, including many Chipping Sparrows, House Wren, Broad-winged Hawks and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, to name a few. This is one of my favorite places where I connect with nature and disconnect from the stress of life.
I was sitting back, intrigued with the cloud formations and decided a long exposure was in the cards, I just needed something anchoring the foreground, and Mike’s scope was a perfect choice. I thought the sky would also be a great target for the “cool” tones of my Lee Big Stopper 10-stop ND filter.