This week's theme hosted by +Marilyn Benham is "Shots You Really Like"
It's been a while since I've posted here due to a crazy summer between work and RVing. Lots of video (which I haven't started to edit yet) and photos (which I just started editing tonight) to show for our travels.
This photo is one of many that I took last weekend at Rondeau Provincial Park during the fall migration. The Sanderlings wouldn't sit still very long but I got enough keepers to make me happy.
On A Branch Or On a Fence
Red or White on it somewhere
Tufted (or a headdress)
Any image that features at least one of the two leading themes
On a Branch or On A Fence and any of the other attributes listed is accepted.
This should give everyone a chance to play a few times during the week. I shall announce winner Saturday midday Eastern Time to give time for whoever to realise they are taking over.
I got several of the cards.. On a branch, female, tufted, tail down.. & some bokeh...
Be sure to Tag me so I can came see your photos .......
As of today the daily #BirdPoker game as you know it will be no more.
Starting Sunday #NewBirdPoker will be a weekly game with a winner declared on the following Saturday. That winner will then create a new theme for that week and pick a winner at the end of the week and so on. You can still post bird photos every day if you like, but the theme will remain the same for the whole week. The winner will be chosen from all the photos of the week.
has volunteered to curate the first week and he will pick the winner on Saturday and be responsible for contacting that person to make sure they are available to take over the following week. That's it for rules and it should run smoothly. If not we can modify the game as needed.
Please reshare this post so everyone sees the new rules
This brings us to my future plans...
Bird photography has taken a backseat over the last three years as I got married to my loving wife, Joanne. We remodelled our home, built a back yard oasis, and designed the gardens and waterfall to attract birds. Renovations are almost done and I was looking for a new challenge to keep me busy, allow us to travel and do more bird photography again. I also became very intrigued with 4K video and travel vlogging on YouTube.
So Joanne and I bought a motorhome and our long term plans are to vlog our trips around North America as we visit the various birding hotspots and scenic destinations. Eventually we will venture to both coasts of Canada and also south into the United States. There are lots of RV travel vlogs on YouTube but none mention birding and very few mention Canada.
Our first trip is only a 3 hour drive, but it's to a very special place for birding in North America. The Point Pelee area on the north side of Lake Erie is mecca for spring bird migration. The point is like a zoo in May with birders and photographers lined up shoulder to shoulder at dawn waiting for the warblers to arrive. To avoid the throngs we are instead going to camp just east of there at Rondeau Provincial Park. It's quieter, almost as good for birding and a lot less congested than Pelee. From the campsite, we can ride our bicycles to the various marshes, boardwalks, and Carolinian forests that are right in the park. On the other hand Point Pelee is a day use only park so it would mean a 40 minute drive from our campsite to the park and then a shuttle bus ride out to the point for dawn and is not very appealing to us. Freedom to go birding in the morning, stop for lunch at our RV and then go birding again followed by a great sunset over the lake is what we are looking forward to at Rondeau.
I hope you join us on our YouTube channel... RVingandSeeing
Tuesday's theme for #BirdPoker is birds with Long Legs. (replacing nest building)
Please take note that as of Sunday morning #BirdPoker will be evolving into a weekly game with a new format and home! Come join us in Google Communities at NewBirdPoker. Posts will still show up in Google+
A Male, Black & Yellow, Finch, Upside down, Feeding
#NewBirdPoker taking over from #BirdPoker
Week 1 (27/03/16) Feeding Finch created by for the week by
Please see below for the rules -
The week will is multi-layered:
YELLOW AND BLACK
Any image that features at least one of the two leading themes Finch feeding and on the other attributes listed below is accepted. of the above attributes is accepted. To add a bit of fun to it if there is an attributes within the picture I have missed this will be accepted.
This should give everyone a chance to play a few times during the week. I shall announce winner Saturday mid day GMT to give time for whoever to realise they are taking over.
Please also check out Phil's last post introducing #NewBirdPoker
Phil Armishaw is a freelance photographer living in southern Ontario, Canada. He is well known for his work with the City of Hamilton photographing and documenting their over 120 waterfalls. He volunteers on a waterfall advisory committee for the city and has been interviewed on TV, radio, and in newspapers several times with his photos and waterfall knowledge. Phil started a Flickr group for Hamilton's waterfalls and also leads group walks to the many waterfalls. He also helps run a photography group called the Hamilton Flick Group whose goal is to promote the City of Hamilton and a place for local people with photography interests to meet and improve their skills.
Wildlife and in particular birds have been a passion of Phils and he has photographed over 225 species in the wild. These photos have been printed in birding books, magazines, newspapers, and are published on many online sites. His personal online Flickr website ( www.flickr.com/sprint8 ) is comprised of over 3000 photos and has over 600,000 views.
Over the last year Phil has ventured into photojournalism and sports in particular. He photographs for two OHA hockey teams and recently has been shooting auto racing. Phil's is very knowledgable in auto racing due to the fact he was a race car driver and raced at many Ontario and US tracks.
Pointstreak Sites | GOJHL : Caledonia Corvairs | Home Page
Jeff Swift was all over the ice for the Caledonia Corvairs, as he tallied one goal and four assists in Caledonia's 7-2 win over the Listowel
Phil Armishaw Photography: Photographing Birds in Flight
I have been asked several times by contacts in the #BirdPoker game to write an article on photographing Birds in Flight (BIF) and to share c