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Welcome! I'm an amateur wildlife photographer from New York State. My specialty is nature and wildlife photography. I specialize in wildlife, birds, and landscape photography. This blog is where I share some of my photos and adventures. Please comment and post questions!

Friday, January 30, 2015

0 Downy woodpecker


On my last trip about a week ago I did get one nice photograph of a downy woodpecker.  I have been consistently seeing one every time out.  However they seem to always avoid being photographed. They always seem to hide on the back side of the tree, or climb where you can't get the shot. But I did capture one shot of him doing a little dance like motion, where he was bobbing side to side.   I'm hoping that I can soon get back out and do some more photography. This is the first year in a while that I have no photographs of bald eagles. I have seen plenty now, but nothing within range.  I know that the season here is short and coming to and end.  So I would really like to get some nice photographs before most of them fly back north.  I will post some more shots after my next trip. Hopefully the weather cooperates and I get out soon.  Enjoy the photograph. Until next time.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

0 Rainy Day


I took a couple more trips out since the last post.  The bald eagle count has been low, but the weather has been very cold.  Even though the eagle count is down the trips were not uneventful.  I have been seeing a pair of cardinals, blue jays, nuthatches, dark eyed juncos, black capped chickadees, sparrows, a downy woodpecker, and a red bellied woodpecker.  The male cardinal has cooperated, but the female has not been where I could get a shot of her.  


Also I did get a shot of the red bellied woodpecker that I was happy with.  Today has been a rain out but I’m hoping to get out again soon.  The rain did give me a chance to go through my photographs from the last few trips at least.  I was very satisfied with the way some of them came out.  I am really hoping I start to see more bald eagles soon, but if they don’t decide to show up at least ill have fun photographing the smaller birds. 


The weather report for the coming week does not seem promising but hopefully I will get a few good days.  Hope everyone enjoys the photographs. Until next time.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

0 Small Bird Extravaganza


I know it has been a long time since my last post.  But I have now graduated from college and have more opportunities to go out and photograph wildlife.  On my trip yesterday I was looking for Bald Eagles but I didn't see many.  The numbers have been low so far this year, and I'm hoping they get better soon.  The few eagles I did see were not in range to get a shot.
 

However while I was out I did see an abundance of small birds.  I saw a downy woodpecker and a red bellied woodpecker.  Also there was a pair of cardinals and probably a dozen or more blue jays.  There was also many other small bird species including dark eyed juncos, sparrows, and black capped chickadees.  I was surprised that I did not see any nuthatches.


Overall it turned out to be a fun day, and I am looking forward to seeing more Bald Eagles this year.  From my trip I did get some nice photographs of small birds.  Included in the post our my favorites.  Hoping to get out a few more times this week and get some more photographs.  Hope everyone enjoys the photographs.  Until next time.
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