Author Archives: Paul Mansz

Nature NB Amazing Birding Challenge 2013

For the second year running team Manszter (David and me) signed up for Nature NB’s Amazing Birding Challenge.  Though we didn’t have a pelagic outing to boost our numbers, or a host of rarities from which a “best bird” could be … Continue reading

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SJNC Morning Bird Walk

Sunday morning, May 19, a few of us enjoyed a field trip led by Don MacPhail around Rockwood Park’s trails and arboretum. This Northern Parula was drying its feathers after a bath: A pair of Merlins were active while we … Continue reading

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Saturn and a wide “starfield”

David, Jasmine, Calvin and I enjoyed Curt Nason’s first installment of an astronomy course up at Rockwood park Tuesday evening (, and afterward we enjoyed some nice views of Jupiter and Saturn. I decided to try a few pictures tonight … Continue reading

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Winter birds restrospective

While in theory spring has been with us for several weeks now, winter seems reluctant to relax its grip.  However, there are definite signs it will have to give way: Fox and Song Sparrows singing, our “resident” Northern Cardinal gathering … Continue reading

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Waxing Moon and Jupiter

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On March 17, a cool, clear evening, I decided to head out and try to photograph Pan-STARRS, but instead took a few shots of the waxing moon and of Jupiter.  4 of Jupiter’s satellites were nicely visible, but its brightness … Continue reading

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New technological horizons…

At least, they are for this site! It seems every few years I feel this pressing need to revise and redo the site, but regardless of my best intentions the content continues to lag. So: enter WordPress, and a redesign … Continue reading

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