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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Bald Eagles Nest

 Here are some recent happenings at the Bald Eagles nest from yesterday's visit. When I arrived, there was an adult sitting on a branch to the right of the nest.


There were two eaglets that I could see in the nest. The first one was on the left side of the nest....


The second one was on the right side of the nest.


The eaglets have gotten so big in such a short time!

After waiting around for over an hour hoping to see some action, the other adult flew in with a fish in it's talons, and dropped it into the nest. Unfortunately, he surprised me from the angle that he flew in from and I wasn't prepared to capture the flight. Here he is looking into the nest after he dropped the fish to the babies.


You can see the other adult still perched on the branch in this next shot.


The adult that flew in eventually went over to the branch under the other adult.


This last shot shows both adults as well as one of the eaglets stretching it's wings inside the nest. The wings are huge!


It was a fun day. I also took some other wildlife photos yesterday which I will share on the next blog post. Thank you for visiting the blog.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Goslings

While out and about with my camera the other day, I found this adorable family. There was a mother and father goose, and four adorable goslings.

I love this shot:


I kind of love this one too:


And this peek a boo shot makes me smile:


These fluffy butts are just too adorable. Heading back up to their siblings and soon after they all said goodbye. I was happy to have spent a little bit of time with these cuties.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Cygnets Island Grove Abington MA

 Our newest residents of Abington were born last weekend. It was a happy Mother's Day for this Mama! Seven cygnets were hatched.





A few days ago:

Taking a nap :-)




Shake it off!!!!


Family swim


Good night. Heading off to bed after a very busy day :-)


I love this time of year!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Spring Birds in SE Massachusetts

 Birds is the word!!!! Or should it be, birds are the word??? Either way, this post is all about the Spring birds that I've been photographing the past few days. 

Baltimore Oriole at Jenny Pond in Plymouth MA



Mama swan and her cygnets at Jenny Pond


Great Horned owl on nest at Wollomonopoag Conservation Area in Wrentham MA


Owlet fledgling on branch below the nest


Red Wing Blackbird at Jenny Pond


Osprey in flight at Stephens Field in Plymouth MA


Great Blue Heron caught a Herring at the Weymouth Herring Run


Beautiful Egret in breeding plumage at the Weymouth Herring Run


And this morning I photographed the newborn cygnets in Abington. Will feature those photos in the next blog post. I love this time of year and hope you are also enjoying your Spring.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Nesting Bald Eagle Pair

 I went down to check out the nesting bald eagles the other day. Here is Mama sitting on the nest.

 
Dad was not around for the first hour or so that I was there, but he eventually came by.



He landed on this branch beside the nest.


After a while, Mama jumped out of the nest and landed on a branch under Dad. It was amazing to see and hear them communicating with one another. They were both very vocal for a minute or two. I would have loved to have known what they were saying to each other. You can see the nest on the left side of this image.


Shortly after this, Mama took off and Dad jumped into the nest. 

This is such a cool thing for a nature nerd to witness. I'm looking forward to seeing the eaglet or eaglets when they get big enough to be seen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Words For Wednesday 4/13/2022 Maine Cottage By The Sea


                                   " Give me the sea and a little cottage just to be."
                                                         -----@twagonecoastal
                                             


Friday, April 8, 2022

York Maine and Nubble Lighthouse

 Today's blog post takes us to York Maine. I headed up to Maine at 4:30 Wednesday morning to meet up with a couple of photography friends. My good friend Andy (the cowriter of the e-book we wrote together) was up in Maine this week on a photography trip, so I went up to join him and his friend Rich for the day. You can find Andy's beautiful work on his web site   LightCentricPhotography

Our first stop of the day was at Fisherman's Wharf in York. We arrived very shortly after sunrise. Here are a few morning shots we took at this location.


Once the sun poked through, there was a lovely softness to the sky.





We then stopped at a nearby beach and I enjoyed seeing these two dogs running around without a care in the world.


From here we went a few miles to Nubble Lighthouse. The light was magical.


We (2 of my friends were with me) then headed to Perkins Cove to meet Andy and Rich for the day. Those photos will be posted on the next blog post, but we ended up returning to York late in the day and I would like to share the late day photos we took at Fisherman's Pier. Our return visit had cloudy skies but we found some interesting thing to shoot.
A lobster boat pulled in and we spoke with the lobstermen who gave us permission to photograph them.









I spotted a bald eagle flying very high in the sky. It was too far away for a decent shot but I was happy to spot him. One of the locals showed me where the nearby nest is, but Mama was down low laying on her eggs so I didn't have an opportunity to photograph her.


It was a great time spent in the York area. The next blog will feature some of the other coastal villages that we visited.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Promise of Spring May Pond Barton VT

 "Between Seasons" at May Pond in Barton VT. The melting ice and snow from Winter is giving way to the promise of Spring.



In just a few more weeks, things will be looking a lot different here. Life goes on, following Mother Nature's time clock.


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Beaver Brook Falls NH and a Moose sighting

 After our wonderful day of visiting on Saturday, we drove over to Colebook NH to stay at our friends house for the night. Our good friend (best man in our wedding in fact) moved from MA to Colebrook NH two years ago. He and his wife have a lovely homestead up there with a huge garden, a dozen chickens, and a few bee hives. I love to visit when we are up North.

We woke up Sunday morning to a bit of rain mixed with snow. We headed up to nearby Pittsburg NH for breakfast, with the intention of stopping at Beaver Brook Falls for a few photos. As we headed uphill, the rain quickly changed to all snow. I couldn't have been happier!

Beaver Brook Falls




The higher we climbed in elevation, the steadier the snow got. It was sticking to the trees and the road and it looked like a winter wonderland. As we were driving along, I spotted this moose off in a distant field.



This was the perfect ending to a perfect weekend.