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Santa Fe, NM

It was chilly and blustery, albeit sunny, in northern New Mexico this weekend. On Saturday afternoon we visited the Randall Davey Audubon Center just outside of Santa Fe. There were several Townsend’s Solitaires flying around the parking lot as we pulled up. Many of the other regular stuff, such as Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon and Pink-sided), etc.

Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend’s Solitaire

On Sunday we decided to make the 2.5 hour trek northward to Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge which was only 25 or so miles from the Colorado border. Within a few moments I immediately found a Northern Shrike. Lots of other winter raptor specialties included Ferruginous Hawk, Golden Eagle along with 2 adult Bald Eagles and 1 juvenile. And I must say, at least 200+ Mountain Bluebirds!! I guess this is *THE* place and time to go if you want to see them.

Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk

Mountain Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird

 

Posted by on February 16, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Eastern U.S. Backyard Birds

Spent the morning at North Chagrin Nature Center near Willoughby Hills, OH. Although my intention for going there was to locate and photograph the 3-5 Common Redpolls that were recently reported there, I never did find them. I did get a lot better photos of some of the more “common” backyard birds for our friends in the Eastern United States so the effort wasn’t completely in vain.

I scored, what I consider A+, photos of Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse and Downy Woodpecker among many others. See for yourself!

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

 

Posted by on January 12, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Portland, Oregon

It’s been a long while since my last post but I finally managed to get out and do something. Although our trip was primarily focused around wine tasting with friends in the Willamette Valley I managed to sneak away a couple of mornings. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Christine Sheridan’s property in Sherwood, OR where all of these photos were taken. Highlights were really Pileated Woodpecker and better shots of Chestnut-backed Chickadees.

Also spent some time up Larch Mountain hoping for Gray Jays but completely struck out. We had an American Three-toed Woodpecker and several MacGillivray’s Warblers calling but I was not able to get any photos.

We’re off to Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite next weekend and SE Arizona the weekend after so lots of updates to come this month.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Douglas Squirrel
Douglas Squirrel

Townsend's Chipmunk
Townsend’s Chipmunk

 

Posted by on July 7, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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Back Home!

I am now back home from my 9-day trip to Northern Ohio. Had a great time photographing all of the migrating passerines at Magee Marsh, Crane Creek and the rest of the hot-spots along Lake Erie. I recorded a total of 25 new photo birds and much better shots of many of the birds I already had.

Now to get ready for our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos! We leave this Friday.

Some new photos toward the end of the trip I have not posted yet:

Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

American Robin
American Robin

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird

American Woodcock
American Woodcock

Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush

Great Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

 

Posted by on May 12, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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