Documenting the Birding Adventures of Scott Whittle
Saturday, January 19, 2008
A Goose of a Different Color
I went out to Staten Island this morning to look for the Red-Necked Grebe that had been reported there a few days ago. Apparently, the information was a little too old, and the bird was absent. I'm learning this lesson over and over: bird information is extremely perishable, and the sooner you can get to the bird the better chance you have. While I was at the reservoir I did re-find the Greater White Fronted Goose that I'd seen on the 4th. What a difference! Whereas last time I was shooting through a chain-link fence at dawn, and getting just passable photos, this time I was able to see the bird from the other side of the lake in good light, and got much better shots. Here's one old and one new.
My name is Scott Whittle and I'm a professional photographer (www.scottwhittle.com). I have an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I started birding as a teenager, and then dropped it for many years. I started to bird again in 2007, and have been birding since then in Brooklyn, NY and Cape May, NJ.