Category Archives: Animal Behavior

06.17.2022 Frog Friday- a new favorite?

It’s hard to pick just one favorite and of course the most recent stands out in your mind.  But the lighting and pose along with the floating leaf all make this at least among my favorites. Another shot from this … Continue reading

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06.14.2022 You should have seen the one that got away.

It was this big…

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06.12.2022 Bwaa haa haa haa

So dutifully looking for frogs yesterday late afternoon, several folks told me as I walked along the rail trail at Poor Farm Swamp that there was a heron ahead.  Sure enough, right at the second pond was this youngster standing … Continue reading

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06.03.2022 Fuzzy Friday

I’ve tried photographing these guys in the yard a few times but they always seem to be in motion, floating around like so much airborne lint. Yesterday this one individual decided to loll about on one of our blueberry bushes … Continue reading

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06.03.2022 Frog Friday-Croaking for Love

Some animals mate for life, birds especially, but frogs do not.  Basically their version of a one night stand. Once mating is completed they go their own way and once the female lays her eggs she also hits the road … Continue reading

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05.08.2022 Silent Sunday-Happy Mother’s Day

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05.06.2022 A few minutes of GBH fun

I set out again to shoot some turtles and maybe a frog or two and did so cannot do a fourth “You don’t always” post.  No complaint about that.  And I usually like to keep my subjects varied over time … Continue reading

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05.06.2022 Frog Friday…in a frog’s eye

The season has begun!  I found this cute female basking in Poor Farm Swamp while walking the rail trail last Sunday during my failed turtle search. I continue to be impressed and babble on about the nice detail the Tamron … Continue reading

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05.04.2022 You don’t always get what you want-3

I’m on a roll here.  Sunday afternoon I walked the rail trail hoping to photograph turtles.  I just saw a couple but they were swimming at a distance so just happy to see them.  But, as shown the last few … Continue reading

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04.10.2022 Silent Sunday…so to speak

This morning I visited a beaver pond on some private property.  I’ve done some window treatment work for the owners and was invited to visit the pond whenever I wished and as early a I wished. Today was my first … Continue reading

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