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!
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 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 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.
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 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)
This blog first began as a 365 day project. It was a lot of fun to post daily, but as life changes and evolves, so has the purpose of this blog. I hope to share with you the things that I love to photograph in and around New England, as well as an occasional glimpse into my everyday life.
I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend, and Photographer. I also work part time in a local hospital. Thank you for taking this photographic journey with me.