Sanderlings at Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Reminder: click on photos in the posts for a larger view.

Small Bird Mix

These are some photographs taken over the past weeks that have no particular theme except that they are all small, fairly common birds. The first is a Swamp Sparrow. The gray face and neck, line extending from the eye and the reddish-brown on the wings are field marks. Next, a White-throated Sparrow. There is theContinue reading “Small Bird Mix”

For Duck Fans

These are some photos for any duck fans out there. The first is a shot of some Northern Pintails in flight. The males have a “racing stripe” along their neck and the male at the bottom is displaying the namesake pintail. These ducks summer in Canada and the north-central US and winter in the southernContinue reading “For Duck Fans”

Winter Visitor – Common Eider

The Common Eider is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere. It is definitely common since it breeds all along the northern Alaska and Canada coasts, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Scandinavia, Russia and Siberia. The don’t migrate very far but they do come as far south as our coast and in good numbers. They are probablyContinue reading “Winter Visitor – Common Eider”

Wild Turkey

It is Thanksgiving here in the States and turkey is the core of the traditional meal. Turkeys were widespread in colonial times but habitat loss eliminated them from Massachusetts by 1851. A small flock was captured in New York and released into the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts in the 1970s. There are now aboutContinue reading “Wild Turkey”


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  1. Nice action photos with beautiful detail and the ability to enlarge them for more detail. Nature keeps us centered. Glad you appreciate it too.


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