Sora at the Burn (birds ). Photo by Birdphotog

Sora at the Burn

Uploaded by: Birdphotog

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Crawfordsville, IN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Sora, Lye Creek Prairie Burn, CR 650 N between 150 E & 350 E, Montgomery County, Indiana

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About Birdphotog

Searching for hard to find birds and getting photographs of them is my passion. Most of my birding is done in an 80 acre farm field that is a marsh six months of the year. So far I have found 200 species of birds in this field, including 29 species of shorebirds. Back in 1936 a farmer raked the previous year's corn stalks into windrows and set them on fire. The soil, being peat, caught fire and burned like a cigar for two weeks until a rain came and put it out. The locals call the field "the burned-off" or "burned-over." I call it the Burn, short for Lye Creek Prairie Burn, so named by Prof. Lindsay in his book, Natural Areas of Indiana. The field was last farmed in 2003 and has grown up in grass and forbs since. A large part of the field's grass is foxtail, but a major portion of it has grown up in swamp grass that grabs the ankles and cuts the skin. It isn't easy to walk through, but that's how I get my shots of birds. I have two methods of photographing them: digiscoping by attaching a Nikon CP885 to the eyepiece of a Kowa TSN-824 scope for the long shots; Canon 30D DSLR with 100-400 IS lens for the closer faster moving birds that would be almost impossible to capture with the digiscoping setup. I am retired so I usually devote 1-3 hours a day pursuing my hobby. I have since bought the field and am restoring it as a wetland in the WRP program after it was drained.

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