Archive for March, 2018

03/09/18 Wood Ducks

Posted: March 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

I usually make at least one trip out to Philadelphia to photograph Wood Ducks with my friend and talented photographer Harry Collins.  Normally very shy, these “Philly” wood ducks are quite friendly and will swim close enough to allow for some decent photos. Their feathers explode with green and blue iridescent colors, especially in breeding season. I was shooting in the stream with waders on.  Forgetting my sleeves were not waterproof, I spent most of the day pretty wet and cold, fortunately the weather was mild. If you think you might like to photograph these wood ducks, click on Harry’s name above, he runs workshops to this location.

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The Female

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02/09/18 Cedar Waxwings

Posted: March 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’ve been waiting for the Cedar Waxwings to make their annual appearance at Island Beach State Park in NJ. While out looking for Snowy Owls, I ran into hundreds of them. They all were feasting on the berry bushes as usual. Lots of Robins were mixed in with the crowd. These beauties always make me happy.

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01/10/18 Screech Owl

Posted: March 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Just a few shots of a Screech Owl that has taken up residence smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood. This day it was just sitting there sleeping most of the time, but for a brief few seconds, it opened it’s eyes to check out some of the school kids that were passing by. I have been lucky to see three different screech owls over the last few months.

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Hooded Mergansers

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Cooper’s Hawk