Category Archives: Animal Behavior

04.07.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Catchlight

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01.08.2021 Flashback Friday Frog Favorites

There’s a lot of happiness in nature photography and a bullfrog does it for me…especially when it is smiling.  🙂

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12.09.2020 Into the archives for a visitor from the north

In 2007 we had an irruption of Pine Grosbeaks-Pinicola enucleator (yes, I did almost type Pina Colada). Their range is north of Massachusetts but occasionally drift south looking for food.  As you can tell from the picture this one, and … Continue reading

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11.26.2020-2 Thursday Bird Day

No Turkey today, it was still frozen even after five days, so how’s a heron for a substitute? Green Herons are often found in Poor Farm Swamp along the Norwottuck Rail Trail here in Amherst. Many are not too terribly … Continue reading

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11.18.2020 Wednesday Warmth

I am organizing the archives on this cold (31°F) November morning.  Not as cold as it will be tonight (16°F) and only a little colder than today’s high (35°F) but a chilly start. Bentley crawled back under the covers after … Continue reading

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11.13.2020-2 Bonus Bird

I stopped by a pond at the edge of Acadia N.P. a few years ago to catch the sunrise lighting one of the many mountains that make up the park and as I composed this Double-crested Cormorant decided to do … Continue reading

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11.13.2020 Frog Friday the Thirteenth

Maybe a lovely frog will give us all some good luck. She’s sitting on a lotus pad doing her best profile pose.  I haven’t seen a frog recently and most likely won’t until next spring.  This is an oldie from … Continue reading

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11.07.2020 Saturday Squirrel Sweetness

I’ve always found these smaller squirrels more interesting with loads of personality.  Once while visiting a customer I opened the door to find one sitting and waiting for permission to enter.  The lady had plates of nuts on her living … Continue reading

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10.31.2020 Frosty the Heron

Yes, we did have snow yesterday.  Only about an inch locally but nearby spots had more, some as much as 5″. This morning I went out to try for a full moon shot and as it was setting a huge … Continue reading

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10.29.2020-2 Young Punk

Kind of looks like this juvenile delinquent was looking for trouble. Really just the result of some early morning preening. Another frame from the shoot three weeks ago.  Eventually settling down in the pond to go fishing.

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