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BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron perches in a tree above Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – portraits of John

It’s been a good summer for John the Heron – I’ve seen him, and his relatives, all over the place.  And especially up at Fords Pond, where on…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Red-winged Blackbird hunts insects in the marsh at Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – female Red-winged Blackbird

Just a quick portrait of a female Red-winged Blackbird who emerged from the safety of the reeds long enough to snatch an insect and pose for a photo…

BRENT PENNINGTON Cedar Waxwings feed in the trees lining Fords Pond on the morning of 16 July 2015.

Waxwings in silence

Cedar Waxwings, which I associate with the end of summer, and back at Fords Pond.  This year they’ve been there since spring; I first encountered the flock while…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Common Loon swims on the surface of Kent Pond in Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Loons in Vermont

When I went to Vermont a couple of weeks back, I drive over 600 miles round trip with the red Impulse 10 strapped to the Jeep’s roof racks….

BRENT PENNINGTON Sunrise amid the fog on a 34* morning on Lackawanna Lake, 24 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 5 – Lackawanna Lake

The final morning of my Great May Photo Expedition dawned sunny, but cold.  As in, really-goddamn-34-degrees-in-late-May cold.  I dragged myself out to Lackawanna Lake and launched from Bullhead…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron hunts in the reeds at Lackawanna State Park on the evening of 23 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 4 – Lackawanna Lake

Saturday evening I drove up to Lackawanna State Park with the little red Impulse, really more interested in paddling for the sake of paddling, but with the camera…

BRENT PENNINGTON At the far north end of Bradys Lake, PA, the lake narrows as it turns to marshland, the channels often blocked by beaver dams such as these. Afternoon of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 3 – Bradys Lake

As I was leaving Tobyhanna Lake I glanced at Google Maps on my phone and remembered that Bradys Lake was only about 10 miles away, and figured that…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking along the northern shore of Tobyhanna Lake, Tobyhanna State Park, on the morning of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 2 – Tobyhanna Lake

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…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Baltimore Oriole carries nesting materials in her beak at Sapsucker Woods, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY, on the morning of 21 May 2015.

Simple Clicks – Baltimore Oriole

A few more from my visit to Sapsucker Woods last weekend.  There’s no doubt that nesting season is here – the Yellow Warbler and Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Gray Catbird perches at Sapsucker Woods, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY, on the morning of 21 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 1 – Sapsucker Woods

Each May I embark on my Great May Photo Expeditio (GMPE), which is a fancy name for what really amounts to my wandering around the region for a…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Yellow Warbler hunts for insects in the brush around her nest at Sapsucker Woods, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY, on the morning of 21 May 2015.

Yellow Warbler

For me, one of the sure signs that the spring/summer birding season has begun is my first sighting of a Yellow Warbler.  These bright, active, and sometimes cheeky…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Red-Winged Blackbird seeks nesting materials from the fluffy head of a cattail at Fords Pond on the morning of 18 April 2015.

Fords Spring Birds

My first visit to Fords Pond this spring took place a few weeks back, but I never did get around to sharing the bird photos I captured that…