I’ve recently gotten into bird watching and photography. It started off as backyard birding (curing boredom sitting at home during the COVID-19 lockdown), but has now developed into a more serious hobby. I enjoy exploring the Pioneer Valley trying to photograph birds and maintain my life list on eBird.

In this page I will post my favourite bird photographs along with identification information. All photographs have been taken using a Canon EOS 90D with a Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary DG OS HSM lens. All photos use shutter priority with auto-ISO and optical stabilization. Shutter speed is generally 1/500 for stationary birds and 1/800 for birds in flight. I also often over-expose birds in flight (using 1-2 stops of exposure compensation) due to white skies. To see the original resolution picture, right-click and open the image in a new tab, or download the image.

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)