Category Archives: Wildlife

Dependencies

Egrets Etc. Prime Hook 8.4.2012_8814.1

 

Most people living in an area with a cold winter depend on spring to return and with it so many enjoyable things that spring and warm weather bring.  The return of multitudes of shore and wading birds that populate our shallow coastal areas is something I look forward to each year.  I love to watch them and photography gives me a little bit more of a push to get out in nature. It also teaches me patience in waiting for ‘good action’.  One could say I depend on this to make my life a little more complete.  The birds of course depend upon a healthy environment and a plentiful supply of food to make their summer nesting season successful.  So many dependencies and so many great things to photograph on the Delaware coast.

Also posted in Birds, Egrets, Shorebirds, Spring 2016

Egret Two Step

These two Great Egrets are seemingly instep as they hunt for breakfast. The tide had dropped and the strong breeze had exposed a tidal flat, stranding minnows on the dry surface which made for easy shopping for the egrets.

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Also posted in Birds, Egrets, Spring 2015

Seeking Some Warmth

Shortly after sunrise this morning, with the air temperature at 5 degrees and a little wind blowing, this Hooded Merganser snugged up against a snowy river bank out of the wind and let the warming sunrays work their magic. Its coloring blends in very well with the reeds, snow and dark reflections on the water.

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Also posted in Birds, Ducks, Winter 2014/15

Blue Eyed Kit

Who doesn’t find a blue eyed baby fox adorable?  This scruffy youngster was a rescued kit whose mother had been hit by a car.  luckily it got a second chance at life.

 

Fox Kit, Baby Squirrel 4-11-2008_2544

Also posted in Fall 2014, Foxes

You Otter Be In Pictures

Otters, to be more precise North American River Otters, are native to Delaware. Common but elusive, these water lovers are found along most of our streams and marsh edges.  This portrait of a handsome youngster was taken several years ago.

 

Racoon Otter 5-24-2008_8400

Also posted in Fall 2014, Otters