Thursday, June 2, 2011

Two for One Sale

Today, I visited Great Meadows twice. Once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. During the morning, I found a Chickadee nest, but the light wasn't right. So I went back in the afternoon. This time the light was right but it was so windy taking their photo was fruitless.

Often I can weave my wanderings into a cohesive story. Today that is very difficult. Instead what follows is a collection of quick impressions and observations.

The morning was very quiet. There wasn't a lot going on. I was starting to panic about what I would post. There were some high points.

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The Robin that posed in great early morning light.

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The river was pretty calm and the trees were reflecting in the water. I loved these geese on the water, but wished I could have gotten ahead of them.

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The Tree Swallows are busy nesting. We can not wait to see their babies.

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Hopefully, they won't end up like these turtle eggs which made some animal a tasty dinner.

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These Chickadees must have young, because they are busy collecting food

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And taking out the trash.

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While waiting for the Chickadees to return, I spotted this mink. I didn't notice the Northern Water Snake in the background until I uploaded the photos. I wonder if they were having an encounter.

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Finally an in focus Great Blue Heron flight shot. Now I just need to get them coming at me, not going away.

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The Red-winged Blackbirds have switched from calling and displaying, to collecting food. Their babies must have hatched.

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In fact, I'm not sure, but I think this may be a fledgling Red-winged Blackbird.


The afternoon winds brought with them some threatening clouds. The best part was the way that it would dramatically light selective parts of the landscape.

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