The second stop on my Great May Photo Expedition was Tobyhanna State Park, where I launched the kayak for a windy late-morning paddle. I’m normally a on-the-water-at-dawn sort of guy, but I almost didn’t go out this morning, as the temperatures had plummeted down to the upper 30s overnight. But by 9am I was heading out from shore into some decent wind-blown waves, and was glad for it.
The birding was light at Tobyhanna, probably due to a combination of my timing, the temperature, and the wind. I got a decent shot of the Eastern Kingbird pictured above, but my only other avian subject was the remains below, which I believe are from a Wild Turkey.
A little morbid, perhaps, but it’s part of the natural cycle.
The landscape shots above are taken with the TG-3, as I didn’t really want the E-M5 out in the wind.
The final photo is pretty lousy – it really shouldn’t have made the cut, but the subject matter was too good. A White-tail Deer doe and her fawn stepped out of the lakeside brush for a few minutes. The doe was feeding on the leaves, while her fawn suckled. Unfortunately I was across the lake at the time and although I managed to close the distance, I was out in an exposed section of the lake, bucking on the waves while trying to get a photo, and it came out badly.