Tuesday, July 28, 2015

White-breasted Nuthatches

We have a family of White-breasted Nuthatches in the yard. I’m always happy to have them around. They make good neighbors.
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©2015 Steve Borichevsky
©2015 Steve Borichevsky
©2015 Steve Borichevsky
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Female Meadowhawk

Saturday was a bit windy and cool so I was surprised to find any dragons out. I found a few.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

I found a new dragon!

I was fairly excited to find this dragonfly a week ago a week ago in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The best guess that I have is that it is a female Ashy Clubtail. The second choice would be a Dusky Clubtail, my books tell me that it is best determined “in the hand”.

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This female has been through a great deal. Her wings are missing bits and pieces.

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©2015 Steve Borichevsky

This dragonfly was about 100 yards away from the Ipswich river.

Just for fun, here is a female Blue Dasher.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

American Redstart

This is one of my nemesis species. I’ve botched so many American Redstart photos that is isn’t funny. I was walking along a deep woods path to one of my favorite dragon locations. I could hear a Black-and-white Warbler in a nearby tangle. Then up popped this guy about 20 feet from me!

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He grabbed a bug and headed out for the nest. While I was waiting for the B&W Warbler to come out, the  Redstart came back! He flew right in my direction, about two feet away from my face as he went over to the other side of the path. I was able to get two half-decent shots out of about ten.

Later that day, I ran into my other nemesis. The Belted Kingfisher. I threw away about 80% of the pixels to get these pictures. Bear with me, sometimes I will post a shot like this just to change my luck with a species.

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