I saw several other bird species while photographing the Black Guillemot (see previous post). Here’s a few of them. The ocean was pretty rough with the nor’easter having just moved off our coast. People on the Pacific Coast would probably consider this just a little rough though! Black Scoters were riding the swells close toContinue reading “More Sightings”
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The Black Guillemot is a fairly common alcid in areas where it breeds. This includes Maine in the US, eastern Canada, Greenland, Scotland and Scandinavia. The alcids include Murres, Razorbills, Dovekies and the well-known Puffins. The Guillemot ventures a bit further south in the winter and we sometimes get to see it here in Massachusetts.Continue reading “Black Guillemot”
Chickadee and Nuthatch
We seem to be in a quiet time for bird sightings. And the weather has been unsettled after a relatively mild winter. In fact, I worked on this post during our latest nor’easter that is turning out to be the biggest snowfall of the winter. So I haven’t had as many photography opportunities as IContinue reading “Chickadee and Nuthatch”
The Merlin is a small falcon. They are smaller than a Crow, about 9.5-12 inches (24-30cm) long. They have a very streaky chest, white bands in the tail and a stocky build. They lack the strong “mustache” marking that other falcons possess. They are fast, agile fliers and fierce hunters, taking small birds in flight.Continue reading “Merlin”
I took some time during the recent snow storms to photograph the visitors to my feeders. Here are a few of them adding a little color to a snowy day. The most colorful was this Eastern Bluebird. They only visit my home in the winter but nest less than a mile away at a townContinue reading “Snow Birds”
Just One More Duck Landing Post
Okay. Just one quick final ducks landing post before I work on something new while sitting out a snow storm tomorrow. This is a Common Eider demonstrating the proper technique. So graceful. And then there is this guy. Needs a little practice.
More Duck Fun
Here are a few more ducks doing their landing maneuvers starting with three Long-tailed Ducks doing a group landing. This Long-tailed Duck bounced. A Harlequin does his belly surf and ends with a smile for the camera.