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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…

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Assateague Ponies

The last post in my Assateague adventure series, and what better to end with than the ponies that make the island famous. The ponies, notably but perhaps fictitiously…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Egret hunts in the marsh behind the beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island on the morning of 08 May 2015.

Simple Clicks – splish splash

My first capture of a Great Egret and one of the first photos I captured on my trip, it’s also something a little out of the ordinary.  Usually,…

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A Great Egret hunts in the salt marsh at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the morning of 09 May 2015.

Assateague Birds

As much as the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is about the ponies, it’s also about birds, and particularly migratory waterfowl.  The refuge is designed to provide an ideal…

BRENT PENNINGTON A flight of House Sparrows joust with a mated pair attempting to build a nest in the bird house in the backyard on the morning of 19 April 2015.

Simple Clicks – nesting House Sparrows

I hung my homemade birdhouse this past March and already have some locals moving in.  A pair of House Sparrows are calling it home, although they maybe aren’t…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Yellow-rumped Warbler adult male (Myrtle) hunts for insects in the trees along Lackawanna Lake near Bullhead Bay on the evening of 04 May 2014.

A new species – the Yellow-rumped Warbler

Sometimes you just get lucky.  I was paddling back toward the boat launch at Bullhead Bay the other evening, at the end of a 4-mile circuit of the…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron, the first of the season, perches on a fallen tree in Lackawanna Lake at Bullhead Bay on the evening of 04 May 2014.

Simple Clicks – John the Heron in 2015

John the Heron returns to NEPA this spring!  After a couple of hours on the lake, wondering when they’d be back, I found this one standing on the…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Solitary Sandpiper hunts invertebrates in the Lackawanna Lake marsh on the evening of 04 May 2014.

Sandpipers in PA

It’s funny, you don’t think of sandpipers as being a Pennsylvania bird.  You probably don’t think of them as being an inland bird at all. Up until I…

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An American Robin stalks worms in the backyard on the morning of 19 April 2015.

Simple Clicks – Robin of spring

Or the past few weeks, this image more than other other says, to me, that spring has arrived.  It’s not the first Robin – I found those back…

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Spring feeder birds

It is spring, and with the coming of the warmer months has come a new collection of avian guests at my backyard feeder, all decked out in their…

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Simple Clicks – feeder birds

A few photos from the backyard feeder, where spring has arrived to stay.  The American Goldfinches have largely moved through, although a few individuals are still in the…