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09.04.2021 Saturday Surprise

At least once a weekend I visit Brickyard Conservation Area to wander along the edge of the meadow looking for insects or abstracts. It was a bit chilly last night so I hoped to find some dewy subjects this morning.  … Continue reading

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07.25.2021 Fisher in a Fog

I’ve tried and failed a few times to capture a shot of a Belted Kingfisher-Megaceryle alcyon while visiting the swamp. Since I do 99% of my shooting from a tripod they often fly off before I set up.  But yesterday … 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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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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06.21.2020-2 B.O.A.S.

The infamous bird on a stick from my backyard. Phoebes are flycatchers and very good ones as they make constant trips to the nest that is above our shed window and sheltered from predators’ view by the eaves of the … Continue reading

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03.16.2020 White-winged Crossbill

Another memory from the archives. Some friends and I made a trip to Plum Island along the north coast of Massachusetts several years ago. Although bird photography isn’t something I’ve done often, this was a great opportunity as there was … 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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