Baby season!

Spring time is such a wonderful time of renewal and rebirth. Best of all is when all the babies start to come out. Mom and dad proud to promenade their little ones, while carefully keeping an eye out for trouble. There are now two Canada goose families that have found the manor’s safe haven. Now…

Black Vultures

Spring time means baby season to me, and one of my favorite things to do is to go around and discover nesting birds and animals. Everywhere I go I look and hope to find a mama tending to her nest. I was in Merkle Wildlife Management area with my reflecting ball and heard some rustling…

Wishing for Warblers

Allow me to first thank everyone for your loving support and kind comments about my noble beast Javalin. As you can imagine, it’s been a hard week to recover from the loss of such a wonderful partner, but your thoughts have given me strength. My need to find solace guided my footsteps to spend as…

An Osprey Sunset

I’ve been keeping an eye on Skyfire which is an paid addition to the app The Photographer’s Empheremis on my iPhone for the past two months. Skyfire is a sunrise and sunset color predictor and can look up to three days. While not 100% perfect, it at least narrows down the poor days of that…

Update on Zorro & Esperanza

Since the return of Zorro and Esperanza to their Osprey platform, I’ve been watching them each day. At first they spent a lot of time away from the nest, but daily I could see that more sticks had been added in the early morning. Esperanza has been quieter this year, not crying as much as…

Black Crowned Night Herons

The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery at the Smithsonian National Zoological park is thriving strong and well this spring. Wild as they may be, these birds have coming to the National Zoo for over 100 years to raise their young. As the only rookery in the Washington DC area, the next closest place known for them…

A Birdy Landscape

There are times when out looking for birds to photograph they can be elusive. Far away and part of the landscape, the ability to capture a beautiful bird image just isn’t possible. It is a time to switch the thinking process and consider the scene as a landscape image with the birds as an element…

A Blue Heron

It was nice light this afternoon and I decided to spend some time by the water and hope for some nice Osprey shots. While I watched Zorro and Esperanza in their favorite tree way across the river I decided to find something closer to photograph. As I awaited a Great Blue Heron flew in onto…

They’re Back

If you had asked me about spring three weeks ago, I would have sworn it was early and we were going to have a hot summer. But then we got two bitter cold snaps that blew through in the shortly after. And with the temptations of spring around the corner, I spied Zorro flying around…