Saturday, March 24, 2012

catching up...

 The January/February issue of BirdWatcher's Digest.

I've finally finished redecorating the basement/office/media center! Now I can go birding again...if I can lift my camera after all of that work. I think I'll take a couple of weekends off to see all of the early migrants. Cross your fingers!

In other old news that I haven't mentioned...The January/February issue of BWD published one of my photos! I think it was the threat of me visiting their offices that did it. They were behind in sending out notices and I didn't find out until I was browsing the issue on Christmas day. I saw the article on Louisiana and thought "My, doesn't that Warbly thing look familiar? I have a shot just like that, but he's facing the other direction." Duh. Then I looked in the margin to see who's shot it was...why looky there, it's me!

                 Hey! That's my name in print!

This is the original shot taken on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh.

Speaking of Prothonotary Warbly things, a great artist named Barbara Rudolph emailed me. She does wonderful paintings of birds in unusual places and wanted a Prothonotary looking down and from behind. Somehow she found out that I live for birdy butts and had just the shot she needed.

The final painting is titled "Sing  Me A Song." Check out her website here!


  1. Congrats on having a photo published. I do enjoy your photos and will be watching for the warbly things about May.

  2. Well done for both things Dave, the picture in the amgazine and this amazing composition (the last one).

  3. Congrats Dave ... but don't let the fame go to your head!

  4. Thank goodness you got your work done before the birds got back there...Congrats on both of these wonderful things! The photo is awesome!

    I hope to see you both at The Biggest Week!

  5. Thanks everyone! Don't worry, I know better than to let anything go to my would just make it rattle louder...

  6. Hi Dave,
    Thank you again for letting me paint your little bird. You have some amazing shots and a very fun blog too. Thanks also for the shared link. That old zonophone is in the new "Musical Instrument Museum" in Scottsdale, Arizona, and for some reason I felt inclined to want to paint it. It wouldn't be as special without your little curious bird.