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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Boston Public Garden

On Mother's Day, I went into the Boston Public Garden Garden for a dawn shoot. It's always so quiet and peaceful there on an early Sunday morning, and the parking is free along the streets on Sundays which is an added bonus.
Here is the sun rising between the buildings behind the swan boats. The light was magical but only lasted a few minutes. 

Taken from the footbridge

George Washington statue. Most of the tulips around the garden had gone past, but the ones around George were still really pretty.

Boston is such a beautiful city. I feel fortunate to live so close. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

More Local Spring Wildlife

 Here are some more Spring wildlife images taken over the past few weeks.

 I love this Red Winged Blackbird who was chirping away:

Was surprised to find this Killdeer at a nearby pond in Whitman MA:

This is a photo of osprey mating:

Great Egret flyby:

No mistaking this Red Tailed Hawk flying overhead:

Baltimore Oriole at Jenny Pond in Plymouth:

Song Sparrow singing at Jenny Pond:

Another surprise. This is a Greater Yellowlegs I found one day at Reeds Pond in Rockland:

If you're a regular follower of the blog, you know that each Spring I enjoy spending time at the various Herring Runs in the area. It's tough to capture these fish with the camera because of their incredible speed, but with some persistence I was able to catch this one jumping the other evening in Weymouth:

A Black Crowned Night Heron taking a drink along the Herring Run in Weymouth:

Friday, May 12, 2023

Spring Cygnets and Goslings

 I hope you are enjoying your Spring. I've been out and about with my camera  with the 150-600 mm lens attached. I just love this time of year for bird photography, especially with the newly born cygnets and goslings.

Jenny Pond in Plymouth MA:

I've been here photographing on several occasions. The swans at Jenny Pond had 7 cygnets hatch. They were adorable. I say "were" because sadly all 7 of them vanished one afternoon. The thought is that the Mom took them over to a corner of the pond where the water drains down to Brewster Gardens below. It is thought that sadly, all 7 cygnets drowned.

Here are a few photos taken the day after these little cygnets were born:

Hitching a ride and taking a nap on Mamas back:

A few days ago I found 4 Canada Geese families at Reeds Pond in Rockland MA:

The Abington cygnets were also born about a week ago. Eight cygnets were born, but a few days ago one of the cygnets lost it's life either due to a snapping turtle or perhaps got strangled in fishing line. I've been down there a few times with my camera:

There's more bird and Spring happenings to post on the next blog so stay tuned. I hope these tiny fluff balls have put a smile on your face.