Tag Archives: Moosehorn Road

07.06.2021 Black-capped Chickadee

The Massachusetts state bird, the Black-capped Chickadee-Poecile atricapillus, is one of our most often seen birds. They are fairly trusting of humans and can be attracted by what is called pishing, the sound one makes, that will sometimes convince them … Continue reading

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06.25.2021 It’s that day again

We lost power for the better part of the day and once it came back there were so many things waiting to be done that I almost didn’t make a post.  After the last couple of Frog Friday posts this … Continue reading

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06.18.2021 Frog Friday-Bump on a Log Edition

Visiting Moosehorn Pond this past Saturday, I felt that I had struck out looking for the little green guys. I did find all those nice lily pads with their water drops, but I am always looking for frogs. I gave … Continue reading

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06.16.2021 Lily Pads as Pacman

While at Moosehorn Pond on the same day as the previous water-lily shot, I captured a couple of pads with nice water drops that accumulated during the rain just prior to my arrival. I picked out a couple with some … Continue reading

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0-6.12.2021 Saturday Night Soaker

It was raining when I left the house this morning but radar showed it letting up to the north and, sure enough, when I arrived at the pond it had stopped.  But the evidence remained. White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata

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06.08.2021 Two for Tuesday

While at the pond the first tiny find was this damselfly.  Although very common it was a first sighting for me. Eastern Forktail-Ischnura verticalis female. After shooting this I moved along and found what I thought from a distance to be … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Frog Friday

I’ve stopped by Moosehorn Pond a few times as summer approaches. It is my favorite spot for photographing bullfrogs and yesterday was the first day I found one.  Walking the entire length of the pond this was the only one … Continue reading

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09.04.2020 Frog Friday…the old and the new

While I was processing today’s recent image I was reminded of my first frog post (actually my first blog post as well) back some years ago.  I have shared it in comments a few times but thought to pair it … Continue reading

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07.20.2020-2 Pink Reflection on Moosehorn Pond

Sunday morning I set out on a mission. I don’t always leave with a preconceived notion of what I am looking for but sometimes I do and this time I did.  I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with … Continue reading

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07.03.2020 Frog Friday-Hey Bullfrog!

Female Bullfrog two ways. I started a bit farther away and slowly crawled closer until I filled the frame with the 180.  Females have tympanums (the round ear drum behind the eye) smaller or about the same size as the … Continue reading

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