Wednesday, December 29, 2021

CJ Brown Snowy Owl

Another visitor from the far north! Snowy Owl at CJ Brown today.
The owl was found by Clark County birder Dan Kemp.
I was contacted by a park ranger and was there about an hour after Dan found it. It had flown from the original location, but we were able to re-locate it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Old Reid Ducks

We've done a few mornings drives through Old Reid the last weeks. Here's some of the ducks and shorebirds we've seen.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Madison County Snowy Owl

 After seeing social media posts over the last week of a Snowy Owl in Madison County, we decided to join the Snowy Owl club and make the short drive to see it. As predicted, the owl was perched in the Moen Parking lot on rt 40 in Madison County....the same location where it had been for several days. 
Many observers and photographers were present, so we parked and walked toward the crowd. Within 10 minutes of our arrival, the owl flew off, and we were able to catch a couple of nice flight shots.
We stayed around for about 30 minutes, then headed home. I've since seen that the owl is back at the same location. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Fall Deer...

 We enjoy taking a ride through Buck Creek State Park this time of year....
Beautiful leaves and amazing looks at the Whitetail Deer population. 
Some of our recent looks....

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Our Travels as Seen from the Navigator Seat....

 Well, I shot over 5000 images on our 5,000 mile trip. We traveled from Ohio to Canyonland in Utah, then on to visit our son & family in Southern California. From there, we went southeast through Arizona,  New Mexico and Texas. David drove every single mile. I offered to drive, but he assured me he was quite happy with me being navigator/photographer. 
Just for fun, here are some of the shots I took through the drivers side window. 

Milky Way at Arches National Park and White Sands National Park

Just returned from  a 5,000 mile trip in our RV out west. More later, but here's a couple of  Milky Way shots.

Milky Way at Arches National Park

Milky Way at White Sands National Park

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Fox Kits at Magee Marsh

The stars of the show at Magee this year were not birds!
Instead, these adorable Fox Kits stole all of the attention.  Their den was located on the Estuary Trail and visitors ooohhhed and ahhhed over the babies.
Who could not stop to take a look?

CJ Brown and Old Reid Birds Today....

 A few favorites from CJ Brown and Old Reid today.
One of my favorite parts of my outtings is helping new wildlife watchers to see the natural world. It was fun showing a couple of hikers the beauty of the bird world!

Wood Duck Family

Northern Parula

American Redstart Warbler

Orchard Oriole

House Wren

Northern Water Thrush

Northern Oriole

Turkey Vultures

Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers making more gnatcatchers

Song Sparrow taking home a beakful to the chicks

Great Crested Flycatcher

Yellow Warbler

Thursday, May 13, 2021