On Walkabout

I was going through my images that I’ve taken this year, and in particular my bird photography folder. It wasn’t long before I realized that this year has been so busy that I really haven’t birded nearly enough. “I need to fix that” I tell myself and vowed I get out a little more to…

A Man and His Birds

In a truly miraculous way, Birds of Prey saved a young man from heading down the road of ill repute. Rodney Stotts of Rodney’s Raptors located in Laurel, Maryland was an endangered youth on the ghetto streets of Washington D.C. At a point in his gun wielding, drug dealing days he realized that the path…

A Little of This – a Little of That

It’s been such a busy year that being able to go out on walk-about in my favorite nature haunts hasn’t happened. I miss being able to slow down and get close to nature. Granted I don’t miss the ticks, the mosquitoes the humid mornings in the summer, but I miss it all the same. The…

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…

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…