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BRENT PENNINGTON A mother Wood Duck escorts her ducklings as they feed on the surface of Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – Wood Ducks

Ah, Wood Ducks, those lovely and skittish denizens of lake and pond.  For years I’ve been trying to achieve a great photo of them, easing my kayak through…


Farewell to the feeder

Today’s post is difficult for me, as it not only marks the failed ending of something I’d been greatly looking forward to, but it also brings into play…

BRENT PENNINGTON A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeds from flowers in Paul Sevensky's garden on the afternoon of 22 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – Hummingbirds

Just a couple of shots of a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird we spotted in Paul’s garden last week.  We were following up on our epic afternoon of hawk-watching and…

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…