Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Every photographer that has photographed ducks has been on the receiving end of the suspicious look over the shoulder from ducks as they swim just out of reach of the lens. It’s that “I don’t trust you” look. I tend to delete these however these three are kind of nice. Even if they are giving me the stink-eye.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
During the wintertime, the most common duck that you will find on the salt marsh on mudflats is the American Black duck. This is an east coast species, typically found in the Mississippi corridor east. In the summertime they will head to northern latitudes.
The American Black Duck is the darkest of the Anas genus which includes the Mallard.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I’m getting way behind in my posting. Usually this time of year I struggle to get material. This year have provided a bounty of images. Sunday morning I shot our female Downy Woodpecker.
On of our Dark-eyed Juncos having a bad feather day.
This is a Snowy Owl that I shot at dusk. There is just a slight wash of color in the sky as the sun sinks low.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Sunday morning, after another six inches of snow fell, we awoke to a bright blue sky. This is much different than what I was shooting a week ago. The clouds were thick and the colors were gray. What a difference it made for shooting Common Goldeneyes.
I had 15 to 20 minutes to work with these boys before the tide pushed me off of my position. They decided that they didn’t trust me anymore and swam further out.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Horned Grebes are one of those birds that I only see in the wintertime, except once I did get a 4 second glimpse of one in breeding plumage. It was in between the lobster boats tied up on Gloucester Harbor. It took one look at me and dove. Then I never saw it again!
This winter Horned Grebe was diving near Motif #1 in Rockport.
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I happened upon this Common Loon hunting just off of Plum Island. He was very tolerant of people. In fact, on two occasions I had people walking their dogs come by. Naturally the dogs just had to come up to greet me, however this Loon took it all in stride.
Alas, we only get loons in winter plumage here. Just as they start to molt into their breeding plumage, they take off for fresh water lakes.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Only a crazy man would take a picture of a American Crow in the snow. But I just couldn’t resist giving it a go with that green ocean water in the background.