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08.02.2021 A quiet Sunday morning

Sunday was another cloudless beginning to the day.  Not a good sign for sunrise photography and as I drove looking for something to catch my eye nothing did.  So it goes sometimes.  Still a lovely start to the day with … Continue reading

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06.15.2021-2 Two-fer Tuesday

While looking for froggies for FFs to come, I saw this handsome Great Blue Heron across a pond, possibly Brickyard Pond, along the Norwottuck Rail Trail. Great Blue Heron- Ardea herodias I liked the pose but thought a little farther … 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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08.12.2020 Saturday Morning Surprise!

Saturday saw me drive to North Quabbin with little success. I drove back to town intending to walk the rail trail which I did and shared the green heron from there.  But before that I noticed how calm Hawley Reservoir … Continue reading

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07.09.2020 GBH on a Duck Box

Before I went to the meadow on July 5 (Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle and Grass Pink), I took a look at North Quabbin but in the dim light and not very inspiring fog (it’s not always great) left and drove … Continue reading

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01.11.2020 Summer Flashback

This weekend is not at all typical of what our weather should be.  50’s and 60’s just aren’t right at this time of year in New England and lately it hasn’t been cold enough to call this a January thaw.  … Continue reading

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11.24.2019 Summer Warmth

Not a lot has fallen, but we are getting our first snow today. The hills west of here have seen snow already but it’s a first here. The temperature is hovering around 32°F so it’s wet and light enough so … Continue reading

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11.08.2019-2 Flashback Fog Friday

This showed up on Facebook as a memory and I am pretty sure I have not shared it here before. I don’t do a lot of bird photography but this is one of my favorites. Although not the main attraction, … Continue reading

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07.14.2013 Back to Poor Farm Swamp

It’s close to home and, if nothing else, the rail trail that passes through provides a good walk with the kit on my back.  I think it will be unavailable though soon enough.  The trail is going to be repaved.  … Continue reading

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