Monday, September 26, 2016

Disheveled

The juvenile Northern Cardinal is in the middle of a molt.
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Dad scolded junior for hanging around photographers and then the he jumped into the bushes.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lance-tipped Darner

A week ago, I was in a small clearing where I’ve had good luck finding dragons. I saw several darners flying about. Darners typically do not rest much, but as luck would have it, I was able to photograph a few that actually landed…not just one, but a few.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Friday, September 9, 2016

Forgotten Photo Friday, Gopher Tortoise

I took this photo of a Gopher Tortoise last April on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eastern Wood Peewee

I was having a nice stroll down the trail, taking my gear out for a walk (which is what I call it when I’ve got my 12 pounds of equipment and I have not had much to shoot) when I heard the insistent high nasal zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee. This made me think that there was an accipiter nearby, but it usually stops after a few seconds. But it kept on zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee, zzzeeeee. I thought it might not be an alarm call, but some juvenile Chickadees or Titmice begging. Then I spotted the reason for the alarm. It was a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk.

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But that isn’t what I wanted to show you.

Mixed in the flock with the Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and White-breasted Nuthatches was an Eastern Wood Peewee. This was pretty cool, because I do not see many ‘round here.

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They look very much like Eastern Phoebes except that they do not pump their tails and they have a yellow lower mandible as shown in this photo below that I shouldn’t be showing, except that it shows the yellow lower mandible.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autumn Meadowhawks

Don’t let Labor Day fool you, or getting stuck behind a school bus on the way to work. It is still summer.

These Autumn Meadowhawks will still be around in November.
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©2016 Steve Borichevsky
©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Monday, September 5, 2016

Black Swallowtail Twofer

I found this male Black Swallowtail Saturday evening. Then a female came in and he gave chase.

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He fluttered in front of her, and they both flew backwards.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Eventually, the male few off and the female stayed about for a portrait session.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Butterfly Twofer

I was headed back to my car along the trail down from a high meadow where I thought I would find some good butterflies but didnt’. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a flash of orange. A Comma landed near a Pearl Crescent. Hmmm…which to shoot first?

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Luck was with me. I repositioned my camera and the Comma opend its wings.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Forgotten Photo Friday, Faces only a mother could love

We made it to another Friday. Today I have a Black Vulture that I never got around to posting. I shot this one in Duneden, Florida. Last Saturday, I had a Turkey Vulture in the yard. It is down below.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pileated Woodpeckers

As luck would have it, I encountered three Pileated Woodpeckers working the trees deep in the woods. I was able to get a couple of keepers from the encounter.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

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