Archive for August, 2018

Sometimes cool stuff happens in nature. This owlet decided to drop down on the boards directly in front of me. It surprised the heck out of me. The owlet jumped in the grass after something, but missed. Then it jumped back up on the boards and stayed there for a short time. I had a brief conversation with it, and then had to move back in order to photograph it with my long lens. A few minutes later this little guy grabbed a mouse. I was glad to see they were hunting on their own already.

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“Any mice in that camera bag”

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Successful hunt.

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Adult preparing for the hunt.

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After two cancellations due to bad weather, I was finally able to make it out to Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine. This year, I joined my friend, Harry Collins, for his puffin workshop. It’s a two hour car ride from Bar Harbor and an hour boat ride out to the island. The weather was great and the seas were calm. Machias is protected and only about 15 people are allowed on the island at once. Everyone is escorted to the blinds and you have about an hour to photograph the puffins. It’s always very special to see these incredible birds up close. Check out all of Harry’s workshops at this link. #savetheirhabitat

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Razorbills and a Puffin

 

06/25/18 Visiting Raccoon

Posted: August 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

This raccoon visited our backyard daily for a few weeks. At first, he was shy and would take off as soon as we opened the door. Each day, he became more tolerant. The “Rock” as we called him, provided many hours of entertainment for us and the cats. After working out the arrangements concerning the feeders, we all got along just fine (lol). The handsome boy has since moved on, but the cats still look for him everyday.

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