A few weeks back I shared some photos from a sunset paddle around the north end of Prompton Lake. This photo is from that outing and was a surprising capture of a Solitary Sandpiper hunting on the mud flats at twilight.
Another year of the fair has come and passed, this celebration of community agriculture that marks the end of summer. It is the high-holy day on my August calendar and one of my favorite days of the entire year – I may enjoy rodeo night at the fair more than I do Christmas, and I […]
I’ve long had a fascination for bees, the incredible, furry little insects that live in complex social structures, communicate through dances, and pollinate a vast number of the crops and flowers that we depend on. And of course they make honey. In fact, one of my long term goals is to someday do a photo […]
July always signals the end of the true birding season for me. Although it’s possible to continue observing birds, working with them, photographing them, their most vibrant season is over. Mating has ended, most nests have fledged young, and by the end of the month some birds are already starting to molt into their autumn […]
West Rutland Marsh in the morning, an area the locals used to just call “the swamp” at a strange confluence of mountains, power lines, and old marble quarries. And these days a hotspot for birders, like the census-conducting group I ran into this morning. It’s a site that’s got a lot of physical beauty of […]
West Rutland Marsh is my favorite birding site in Vermont and the first place I head with the camera when I’m there. The mix of birds there is dynamic, a mix of common and uncommon that, with a combination of luck and patience, almost always result in a rewarding outing. And sometimes luck plays a […]
During my Vermont trip we made a quick stop at VINS one afternoon. VINS – the Vermont Institute of Natural Science – is one of those organizations that does simply amazing work. They are primarily a bird research and rehabilitation facility, taking in avian species ranging from common songbirds to large raptors that have suffered […]
Captured this image a while back along a muddy bank on Lackawanna Lake. These are Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies and they are congregating on the mud to collect minerals. It’s the butterfly equivalent of taking a vitamin supplement and is a common behavior. It as a bit of a challenge getting the kayak into position […]
A few weeks back I posted some photos of a Great Blue Heron that I was able to capture as he hunted in the shallows of Lackawanna Lake. It was an evening shoot and the heron was in the shade cast by the setting sun and I was forced to shoot at ISO 1600 and […]
Springtime, baby animals, yeah we’re still working on this theme. Out on Lower Lake two weeks back, there were over thirty ducklings scrambling around the marsh after their mothers. They’re such adorable little balls of fluff that I couldn’t resist making a few images. So enjoy!