Category Archives: Winter 2009

Osprey Return

Osprey have returned and the nesting season begins.  Everyday more signs of spring emerge.


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What The?

Take your best guess as to what this is and leave it as a comment.


Also posted in Scenics

First Yellowlegs

Last week the first Ospreys arrived back in Delaware and today I saw the first Yellowlegs of the season.  I shot this pair this afternoon in 71 degree temperature.  Spring is truly beginning to pop. 


Also posted in Shorebirds, yellow legs

The Lucky Goose

Sometimes a lucky goose finds something good to eat that none of the others found.  When this happens it is best to run away with the prize.


Also posted in Snow Geese

End of the Ice Days

It warmed up in Delaware today, so perhaps this is the last ice we see this year.  Let’s hope!


Also posted in Scenics

Fox on Ice

This fox came out just before sunset, scanned the countryside and then proceeded out onto a frozen pond in late afteroon sun in search of dinner.



Also posted in Foxes

Great Dune Snowstorm

This is the March 2 snowstorm at Cape Henlopen, looking from the Great Dune to the ocean.


Also posted in Scenics

Flying Snow

We had a nice snowstorm last night that lingered throughout the day today.  Just before sunset large flocks of Snowgeese worked over a field in search of food.  These two were photographed changing position in a light snow.


Also posted in Snow Geese

Black-crowned Night Heron

Have you ever seen a Black-crowned Night Heron before?  Well if you haven’t here is one very up close and personal.


Also posted in Herons, Shorebirds

Clapper Rail

I often refer to The Sibley Guide to Birds for identification and information on birds. This terrific book says that Rails are “shy and secretive” I agree. I spend a lot of time in marshes looking for photographic subjects and, although I hear them quite often, I rarely see these beautiful birds. This afternoon as I photographed a Black-crowned Night Heron, a Clapper Rail walked out onto the mud just in front of me and could not have cared less that I photographed its actions for several minutes. To him I say, thank you!



Also posted in Clapper Rail, Shorebirds