Once again this winter the Forest Park irregulars, a devoted group of birders who spend far too much time in Forest Park, are maintaining two feeding stations.  Seeing as it is a sunny day and Daisy agreed to let me go outside for a bit, I headed over to the waterhole, which serves as one of the feeding stations, this morning to see what I could see.  Though it was sunny it was also cold, very cold, and the birds responded to the drop in temperature with a corresponding increase in feeding.  There was a never ending stream of species feeding both in the suet strategically smeared on a some tree trunks and on the seed scattered about on the ground.

It was great to see such nice birds in such strong light for my first attempt at digiscoping with my brand spankin’ new Canon EOS 50D (more on that in a later post).  Let’s just go to the pictures because, really, no one cares what I write when there are shots like these!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.