Sunday, May 22, 2022

We are in Madagascar!!

The internet is very spotty and no time for all this blogger nonsense, but did want to report we made it to Madagascar.  We've been here for a week of wonderful photography with Todd Gustafson.  We've gotten a few lemurs, a few gecko's and lots of Baobab trees.  I'll try to keep posting:

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Red Tailed Hawk Overhead

Tom and I were coming back from Ludwig's Corner where we had gotten a pizza. Tom wanted to get the pepperoni and cheese and I wanted to get the feta and olives and pine nuts. I won. So as we are headed home to bake the pizza there were two beautiful red tailed hawks on the dead branches of a tree. Perfect pose, but no camera. Tom drove home quickly. I ran in, put the pizza on the counter. Grabbed my camera, got back in the car and Tom sped back to the hawks. Could have been at least five minutes and they were still there!! I asked Tom to open the top of the car where there is a window, but neither of us had done this yet as it is a new car. While opening the window we accidentally pushed the emergency button which calls the 911 people. The hawks were still there!! Finally got the 911 people off the phone. I jumped out of the car and took about 100 photographs. None any good. But here's one of one of the hawks as she flew over our heads.

The feta pizza was really good. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Warblers Are Passing Through

 Found a few warblers in the woods off of Ship Road yesterday.  They are coming through!!

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Bald Eagle and the Red Winged Blackbird

This morning, as I arrived at Eastern College Pond, I saw a Bald Eagle fly into a tree right at the entrance to the pond.  First time ever seeing a bald eagle at the pond.  I pointed my camera his way as he flew up and circled the pond with a redwing blackbird trailing behind.  He circled a few times, then descended down to the pond grabbed a fish and flew up and away.  I took a thousand photographs - all not in very good light, but here's one with both birds in the same frame.  

Friday, April 22, 2022

The Curious Nuthatch

This guy was on a tree far far away from me.  He noticed me taking his picture and took off and flew right up to the tree next to me and checked me out.  Such a cool moment!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Mourning Dove Today in Valley Forge

 I searched and searched for the warblers and finally found a few at the very top of the trees in Valley Forge.  I didn't get any good photographs, but on my way out of the woods, this pretty Mourning Dove posed in mid air.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022