Most of you know that I started my wildlife photography passion back in 2009 with an Olympus SLR. I photographed quite a few birds back then, and when I upgraded to Canon, I wanted to try and photograph every bird I had captured with the Olympus. The remaining list I call the ‘Olympus List’.
There are only three birds left on the list – the Red-Headed Woodpecker, the Worm-eating Warbler, and the Eastern Meadowlark. The oldest is the meadowlark, with the photo dating back to April 8th, 2009! I took that shot before I even had a telephoto lens!
Well, we can cross two of those three off the list this month. I’ll give you a hint… its too early for worm-eating warblers…
The first Eastern Meadowlark photo in just over 4 years!
Then we have the red-headed woodpecker, last photographed on January 16th,2010. I actually saw him a few times that year. This was the best shot I could muster up in that time.
On the same day as the meadowlark photo, I got a new red-headed woodpecker shot too! This time, I got photos of a male. I found him at a roadside pond in New Paltz thanks to a tip from local birders. Granted, I probably could have gotten some better photos with some sun in the sky, but I can’t complain too much!
I will likely try to get back there before the trees fill in and get a better photo. But for now, this will do. Now, on to the last bird on the ‘Olympus List’ – the Worm-eating warbler!