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Simple Clicks – hawk mystery

This photo – not a very good capture from a photographic standpoint – is from my encounter with the Red Tailed Hawks at Paul’s house this past summer….

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Red-tailed Hawk perches, almost posing for photos, at the Sevensky home in Clarks Summit, PA, on the afternoon of 16 July 2015. This hawk is one of three, a mated pair and a juvenile, that has frequented the Sevenskys for several weeks.

Red-tailed Hawk Adventures: part 2

In my last post, I discussed the framework for my encounter with the Red-tailed Hawks at Paul’s house, their unusual behavior and our theories regarding it.  Today I’m…

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Red-tailed Hawk perches, almost posing for photos, at the Sevensky home in Clarks Summit, PA, on the afternoon of 16 July 2015. This hawk is one of three, a mated pair and a juvenile, that has frequented the Sevenskys for several weeks.

Red-tailed Hawk Adventures: part 1

You know when you have an experience that is so great – that’s just so frigging amazing – that you can’t put it into words?  That’s what’s happened…

Eagling 2015

0600 – It’s still dark when the alarm goes off.  If I can get my feet on the floor I’m fine, but that first step is the hardest,…

Simple Clicks – Red-tailed Hawk

  While helping Paul with some computer issues last Friday I had the chance to get a look at the friendly neighborhood hawk.  Actually, one of the hawks…

BRENT PENNINGTON Eastern Screech Owl at VINS on the afternoon of 17 June 2013.

Simple Clicks – VINS raptors

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…

BRENT PENNINGTON An immature Bald Eagle perches over Fords Pond on the morning of 21 April 2013.

Eagles in Spring

It’s an irony not lost on me that, after my eagling expeditions this past winter, where I drive over an hour to the New York boarder and then…

BRENT PENNINGTON An Osprey with a fresh-caught fish is pursued by an adult Bald Eagle, who is in turn harassed by an American Crow in the sky over Lackawanna Lake on the afternoon of 26 April 2013.

And now for something completely different…

  This was about the damndest thing I’ve ever seen, from my kayak outing on Friday afternoon.  It’s hard to see in the version above; click the image…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Barred Owl perches over the Kennedy Creek Inlet at Lackawanna State Park on the evening of 15 April 2013.

Who cooks for you?

“Who cooks for you?” is the bird-book description of the Barred Owl’s call. I’m not sure who comes up with these descriptions/translations, but I don’t usually find them…

BRENT PENNINGTON An Osprey perches in a tree near Fords Pond on the morning of 06 April 2013.

Osprey Encounters

There are Osprey at Fords Pond now and it’s been nothing short of incredible to get to watch them there. I’ve known they were in the area for…

BRENT PENNINGTON Bald Eagle in flight at Mongaup Falls Reservoir in NY on the afternoon of 09 February 2013.

Notes for my next eagling trip

The goal, naturally, is to create more photos like the one above. And far, far fewer like the one that’ll appear after the break. My last eagling trip…

BRENT PENNINGTON Bald Eagle in flight at Mongaup Falls Reservoir in NY on the afternoon of 09 February 2013.

Eagling: take 2

I spent Saturday afternoon out at Mongaup Falls and on the Plank for what was easily a tie for the best eagling experience I’ve yet had. All I…