I headed up to Eleven Mile Canyon today hoping to see Crossbills and Albert's Squirrels. It was a quiet day but I did spot this American Dipper on my way out. At this point Eleven Mile Canyon accounts for 100% of my American Dipper finds. I find that American Dippers love to be photographed. I setup my tripod and camera as close as I could due to the steep bank of the river. The Dipper seemed to think that I could get better shots if he flew over to the rock right in front of me, so that is what he did. Due to the limited lighting I was forced to use an iso of 800.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Today at Antero Reservoir I was lucky enough to see 3 and photograph 2 lifers. All 3 species are listed on the Colorado Rare Bird Alert list. They are: White-winged Scoter, Yellow-billed Loon and Snow Bunting. Thanks to Gary and Linda for sharing their scope with me so that I could see the Scoter.