On this beautiful night, I headed to the Loop Road in Acadia National Park. I ran into several photographers scattered throughout the darkness. Most of the usual locations were occupied. After some time, I was finally able to find a few locations to set up, shoot, and enjoy the night. At Sand Beach, the water covered the entire beach and I was forced to shoot from the stairs.
In early May, Sharon and I made another trip up to Bar Harbor. Hiking near Sieur de Monts in Acadia Park, we knew that the Barred Owls are sometimes in that area. To our surprise, we stumbled on the nest. As we were walking near the tree with the cavity, mom owl stuck out her head. As you can see from the photos, Barred Owls blend in so well with the trees. Sharon actually spotted her when she turned her head. Mom owl proceeded to call the male who returned her calls, but never came to the nest. At this point, we were pretty sure she had small chicks in there with her. Turns out she had three. I haven’t seen any of owlets this summer, but have seen the adults a few times. Those photos will follow in a future post.
Back in early March, I took a quick trip up to Maine to do a few things at our new place in Bar Harbor. I was able to sneak out for a few photos. The moonlit sky was beautiful and the surf was rough. On the way home I stopped in Rye, Massachusetts and was lucky to find a Snowy Owl during a pretty nasty snow storm.
A few shots from Island Beach State Park at the Jersey shore.
Travelled out to Nassau County, New York, to Nickerson Beach to photograph some seabirds. My friend, Harry Collins and I had all we could handle. What a great day!
I’m a couple of months behind on this blog. Hopefully I’m going to work to get up to date. I’m currently up in Maine near Acadia National Park, can’t wait to post those shots.
Anyway, here’s a beginning at Island Beach State Park. The Ospreys are always fun to photograph, especially before the mosquitos arrive.
This Spring, I made several visits to the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. It was the first year I visited this wonderful place. I have so many photos I want to share, so I will split them into several posts. I’ll start with two red fox dens that I so enjoyed observing. The first kits were getting big and went into the woods after two visits. The second den had younger kits and were still around at my last visit. Much more from Bombay to follow.