Tag Archives: Birds

As the seasons change, so do the birds we see in the area in which we live. This one probably came down the Atlantic Flyway. The easy identifier of the Coot is the white bill and the sooty black feathers. … Continue reading

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The last visit

When making the photos of the bluebirds, I figured I had a couple of days, maybe a week to get some images of the fledglings leaving the nest. Some day things will work out as I plan them not as … Continue reading

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Bluebird pair

Bluebirds don’t use brand new boxes, they want them aged. This box has been up five years. With the camera on the tripod about 40′ away from the bird house, I used a 300mm lens and a remote release. That … Continue reading

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Nesting time

Along the shores of Lake Champlain are nesting posts places for the fish hawk, the Osprey. While the bird can find places to nest on it’s own, it does have a habit of selecting the cross tees of power lines … Continue reading

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Just Ducky

Inclement weather is for the ducks. These mallards weren’t bothered by the cold and snowy morning that descended on the lake. South Carolina does get some rather cool weather in the upstate (says a Vermont transplant) but the snow presented … Continue reading

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The Watch Bird

Peacocks are used, in countries where they’re common, as alarm systems. They’re quiet but alert and when intruders enter set up a huge racket, run around the property and locate the intrusion. They are not a small bird and are … Continue reading

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Coming Storm

While working coastal Florida making photos of the various birds, I noticed the movement of the birds. Looking over inland, I could see the gathering clouds and the birds moving toward shelter.Melbourne Beach, Florida 02/15/1975

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Fishing for food

Some fish for pleasure others fish for food. Those that fish for food are quite good, actually very skilled, for if they’re not, survival is in question. This common egret found the trapped fish in Hawkins Slough easy pickings. Flooding … Continue reading

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Soaring Terns and Gulls

I used a watercolor wash on Bristol board for the background with light crosshatching with a small brush. The white areas on the birds had a resist applied to keep the watercolor from affecting that areas of the artwork.Birds are … Continue reading

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Safe anchor

Getting out of the water over night provides a safe mooring for these ducks. The Lake is quiet this early the day after the Fourth of July.Morning wake-up, Potash Road, West Addison, Vermont 07/05/2008

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