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Elijah Goodwin
Nature photographer, educator, outdoor enthusiast, and bioacoustician
Nature photographer, educator, outdoor enthusiast, and bioacoustician
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Westchester Birdathon 2017- Post-Birdathon Analysis
Sorry for the lousy digiscoped iPhone image, but I wanted to feature the fact that we saw three Red-throated Loons during the Birdathon. One each at Marshlands Conservancy, Edith G. Read Sanctuary, and Aiello Park. These birds should have moved on by now. W...

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It's That Time Of Year Again...
Yes, I know I've been awful about posting for most of this year. I've been undergoing some transitions, and I hope to rectify this deficit in the coming year. However, while not as much as I would like, I did get out to photograph quite a bit in 2016. Here ...

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Rockefeller Big Day 2016- Post-Birdathon Analysis
Well, what a day of birding it was! First, I'll start with some stats and facts. Official Species Total: 93 Individual Birds Counted: ~930 eBird Checklists Submitted: 11 Miles Walked: ~18.65 Hours Actually Birded:  ~16 hours and 27 minutes First Species Cou...

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Rockefeller Big Day 2016!
The big event is almost here. International Migratory Bird Day , Global Big Day , the 1st annual Westchester Birdathon , and my 2nd annual Rockefeller Big Day all coincide this weekend. From 7pm May 13th to 7pm May 14th, I'll be trying to find as many bird ...

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Peeking Screech Owl
Peeking eastern screech owl ( Megascops asio ) at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm f /4-5.6 lens, ISO 100, f /11, 0.3 seconds.  Just a quick post to share this image of a peeking eastern screech owl ( Megascops asio ) I visi...

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Great Swamp Wilderness
Two Canada geese ( Branta canadensis ) swim into a fog bank backlit by the rising sun, Great Swamp Wilderness, Great Swamp NWR, New Jersey. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm f /5.6 lens, ISO 100, f /6.3, 1/500th of a second. Recently I've been spending some time hik...

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Avian Harbingers
The true avian harbingers of spring, a mixed flock of common grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and brown-headed cowbirds recorded at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY on February 23, 2016. You can keep your Canada geese. Sure the sound of a ...

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Monochromatic
Air bubbles trapped under ice, Gory Brook, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Canon 7D, 180mm macro f /3.5L lens, ISO 800, f /16, 1/15 second. When photographing macro patterns in ice, sometimes I find it beneficial to convert to black and ...

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Decaying beech ( Fagus grandifolia ) leaves trapped under ice, Gory Brook, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Canon 7D, 180mm f /3.5L macro lens, ISO 100, f /18, 0.6 seconds. As I mentioned in my previous post from this series "Snow Day, " ...

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An Overreaction to "Overreacting"
So, I was perusing my Facebook feed this morning and this caption of a post on Facebook Birders caught my eye,   "An Ontario oriole, and how science can ruin birding." Many times I cruise past Facebook Birders posts, occasionally offering ID advice or enjoy...
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