Category Archives: Fall 2009

Cold Dam Morning

I spent a cold morning at the Conowingo Dam watching Bald Eagles roost in trees and fish pretty far from where the photographers lines the shore. A mature and immature came close enough for quick shot. I need to go back there for another try on these guys.

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Taking Flight

A nice two photograph sequence of an immature Herring Gull removing itself from a piling in the late afternoon sun.

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Also posted in gulls

Hooded Merganser

This adult Hooded Merganser was photographed a while ago, but I thought he was worth showing off again.

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Also posted in Ducks

Remembering a Hot Sunrise

Reminiscing about a hot summer day.

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Also posted in Egrets, Sunrises and Sunsets

Birds of a Feather

These three Snowy Egrets put their best feathers forward in a scene I photographed on the last day of spring this year.

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Also posted in Egrets

Reflecting on Stilts

Black-necked Stilts are one of my favorite shorebirds. They have left the coast of Delaware for warmer weather to the south. This is from a while back.

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Also posted in Shorebirds

Wild Turkey Portrait

Benjamin Franklin promoted the Wild Turkey as our national bird. The Bald Eagle won out of course, but what if… The photograph I posted last night makes it easier to understand what a majestic bird the Wild Turkey is. This face portrait leaves us with a slightly different opinion, I think.

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Also posted in Turkeys

Big Day Coming

I found this Wild Turkey out strolling around this afternoon. It’s only six days until Thanksgiving, do you think he has anything to worry about?

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Feel Like You’re Being Watched

Most of the 3,000 facets of the compund eyes of this dragonfly are looking right at you. I wonder what we look like to them.

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Also posted in insects

Hunting Forster’s

This Forster’s Tern was locked in on its prey. I’m glad they are not bigger than me.

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