Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rocks in the desert

Rock Wrens used to be my nemesis. I found quite a few on my last trip to the desert.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Stink-eye

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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Sunday, February 23, 2014

American Black Duck

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. 

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

The American Black Duck is the darkest of the Anas genus which includes the Mallard.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Harlequins

Okay, who doesn’t love a Harley? I found these two diving off of Granite Pier in Rockport, Massachusetts. They were a bit of a reach for my gear, but I couldn’t resist.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Some recent birds

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.

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On of our Dark-eyed Juncos having a bad feather day.

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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.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Common Goldeneye

©2014 Steve BorichevskySunday 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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winter Horned Grebe

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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Winter Common Loon

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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Only a mad man would do this.

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.

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©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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