Monday, February 09, 2015

Heinz NWR - Eagle & Shrike

Heinz NWR provided a delightful walk, but not much in the way of birds, and even less in the way of photo ops. The two photos below are strictly documentary ...

Regulars to the refuge expect the resident Bald Eagles to be incubating eggs any day now, and they hope the pair will have better success this year than last year. (Philadelphians are unhappy when their eagles don't do well.)

The female was perched close to her nest, while her mate stood watch over the Amtrak trains on a nearby pole.

Bald Eagle

This is the fifth year that a Northern Shrike has made the tidal marsh his territory - a good one in my non-avian judgment, since many sparrows feed in the reeds. I see this bird almost every year, but this is the first time I have had a photo opportunity (such as it is).

Northern Shrike
Good Birding!

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Still Here - and with a New Blog

I have not dropped off the face of the earth. Still here. But with one thing and another, I have not done much bird photography in the last couple of months, except for turkeys out the back kitchen window in Vermont, and a brief trip to Heinz NWR in Philadelphia in January.

But I have been busy since coming to Philadelphia and I finally began acting on an outlet for my urban photography.

I have created a new blog: EXPLORING PHILADELPHIA

I hope you will check in out - follow me if you are so inclined - let me know what you think in a comment.

And I will be continuing with this blog, so come back soon.

Wild Turkey - South Newfane

Northern Mockingbird - Heinz NWR, Philadelphia


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