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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bald Eagle Nest

The eaglets have grown so quickly at the nest which I've been visiting this Spring. I would guess they are probably 7 or 8 weeks old and it boggles my mind how big they are already. Mama no longer is in the nest with them. I'm sure she must be very happy about that. One of the adults came along yesterday with a large fish. I was excited and assumed the adult would land in the nest with the fish.......but nope.......the adult did a fly by the nest with the fish......verbally communicated with the eaglets, and then flew to a distant tree where it devoured the fish.

This is the other adult who also did a fly by the nest about 45 minutes later after the one with the fish came by.

Here is the nest with the two eaglets......

I've really been enjoying following this family. Click on the photos to enlarge!

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Few From This Week

Welcome to the start of the Memorial Day Weekend here in the US. The weekend weather is looking rather iffy here in Southern New England, although today it's a perfect 10 here.

Time is really passing quickly, and I just noticed that the last time I posted a blog post was a week ago today. I think I'll share a few photos with you that I have taken within the past week.

Here are a few domestic ducks:

And here are some goslings at Oliver Mills Park in Middleboro MA:

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sleeping Cygnets

Snuggle time is the best time!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black Crowned Night Herons

Each year when the herring are running, I always see some Black Crowned Night Herons hanging out along the herring run. Here are a few recent photos I have taken.

Taking a little nap.....

Monday, May 14, 2018

Goslings at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington MA

Continuing on with the Spring Nature theme that's been going on over the past few weeks here on the blog, I'd like to introduce you to two goslings who I found with their Mom and Dad during my cememtery drive through the other day. I'm always driving through here with my camera to see the wildlife.

I'm walking. Yes indeed I'm walking......

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

I had a fun day with Miss J and the kids at the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Johnston RI one day last week. If you are in the area, I would recommend you go. There are acres of colorful beauty. Tickets should be purchased in advanced, as they sell out quickly. The cost during the week is only 5 dollars admission and tulips can be picked for only a dollar a stem.

Ryleigh has become quite the model and she likes to work it when she sees me with my camera. My dream come true!! Ha ha.

Stevie on the other hand, not so much. I couldn't get him to smile for the camera but his adorable personality still shines through!

Ryleigh is becoming quite the good little photographer! Last year I gave her my old Panasonic FZ8 camera and she loves to go out picture taking with me.

Love the stance and positioning of the foot!

Even baby Joey (7 weeks old now!) enjoyed the day.

I hope you are enjoying this Spring as well.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hawk vs Bald Eagle

I witnessed a hawk (red tailed I believe but not 100% confident of the hawk ID) getting very aggressive with a bald eagle yesterday. The hawk was the instigator and was harassing the Eagle. This was all happening very high up in the sky and even the 600 mm lens I was using on my cropped sensor camera didn't have enough reach to capture the events as well as I would have liked. Here are some of the images I was able to get. Please click on photos to enlarge.

My favorite of the series:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tamron 150-600 mm and Bald Eagles

I'm really enjoying the past few weeks with my new lens. I recently bought a used Tamron 150-600 mm lens from a friend. I couldn't have got it at a better time of year, as I have been out shooting wildlife. I've been hand holding it for the most part, as I find it easier to hit my target while hand holding. My biggest problem is my lack of upper arm strength, especially my right arm. That's the arm that I fractured my humerus a few years ago, and it's never been the same. I also have a bit of frozen shoulder from post injury. Either way, my arms are really getting a work out with this "honkin' big" lens. :-) Please click on photos to enlarge.

I had a really good day today!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cygnets at Cordage Park Pond Plymouth MA

I have more adorable wildlife to share with you today. The cygnets were born at Cordage Park in Plymouth and I took a ride down to see them last week. I was lucky enough to catch one of them riding on Mama's back. It was beyond precious to see. (Please click on photos to enlarge)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Nesting Bald Eagle

I spy with my Eagle eye......

Technically not one of my best photos, but I wanted to share this nonetheless! This was my first time ever seeing a bald eagle in a nest and I'm pretty excited about it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Whitmans Pond Swans and Cygnets Weymouth

Hello there! We had a lovely day here in Southern New England with temps in the 60's. Dare I say it will be up near 80 degrees the next few days? I'll believe it when I see it, but it looks promising.

I had a wonderful surprise yesterday when I went to check on the nesting swans in Weymouth. I discovered that five cygnets had been born. The happy new family was in the water feeding.

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. I hope you are starting to have some nice weather in your neck of the woods. This was one of the longest Winters here in New England that I can remember.