Skimmers Plymouth Beach

The following is part of an article I wrote for Bird Observer published Volume 43, Number 1, February 2015.

Plymouth Long Beach historically has been one of Massachusetts’ largest Common Tern colonies along with nesting Least Terns plus many pairs of Piping Plovers and in recent years the numbers of Laughing Gulls has exploded. It is also an interesting crossroads of sorts for Arctic Terns and Black Skimmer. Plymouth Beach is the southern most location for nesting Arctic Terns and the northern most for Black Skimmer. (more…)

GoPro, Plymouth Beach and Shorebirds

Over the past few year I have become increasingly interested in recording video of birds and other wildlife using any number of my Canon digital SLR bodies. The quality of the footage can often be remarkable and in many cases I find it more compelling then still photography.

The first test video I posted to YouTube in 2009 was of Harbor Seals off the coast of Massachusetts. It’s nothing special in my opinion but does show what you can do with a modest priced camera like a Canon 7D. I’m now using a Canon Mark IV and Canon 1DX. (more…)