Flamingos in Bolivia

Tall and elegant but yet gawky are the Pink flamingos, and finding them living at altitudes above 12,000 feet is something that you would least expect. In my travels, I’ve had the great fortune to enjoy them at Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and on the Galapagos Islands but the altiplano region of Bolivia is home…

Birds Finally !

I’ve been looking and looking each and every day. Migration season is the flavor of the week and I kept hoping and exploring in hopes of finding some of those visiting feathered friends. The cooler temperatures that we had along with days of rain kept the migration at bay. And then BAM ! It’s as…

Heading North

It was a fog filled morning at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area today. The Snow geese have arrived in full force this past week and today was the first chance I had to get up there to spend some time with this mesmerizing flock. The 2018 year has proven to have the largest numbers present…

Ducks Galore

Before the rain set in this weekend, Friday I was able to finally get back down to Washington DC to Constitution Gardens to enjoy the ducks in the pond. The ice has mostly melted and the waterfowl are thrilled to be back. Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, American wigeons, Ring necked ducks, and of course the mallards…

Sika Deer

I went on a wild owl hunt early this morning at Assateague Island National Seashore and came up empty handed. But I did find some amazing creatures that I least expected. Sika Deer are small members of the elk family and were introduced to Maryland in the early 1900’s. Smaller than the White tailed deer…

A Few Birds This Week

I’d like to share with you a few of our feathered friends from my recent adventures. Now that I’ve been photographing birds for a number of years, and with the hundreds of thousands of clicks that I’ve done in doing so, I’ve finally learned when ‘not to take the shot.’ This has been a hard…

Ducks in the City

Duck season ~ I really do love duck season. There is just something silly and fun about these diving and dabbling feathered friends that play and swim in the frozen waters. The season is just beginning for me and this time of year one of my usual duck spots is smack dab in the center…

For the Love of Birds

It’s been overdue for me to create my “Best of Birds 2017” video clip to share with all of you. At long last, I hope you enjoy many of the captures included in my video. Someone had commented to me as to How Many Hours Were Spent in the Field for me to achieve these…

Beginning of a New Year

Time flies when you’re having fun. The New Year has begun and after my rant and rave just at the end of the year about what had happened with the Snowy Owls in Delaware and New Jersey, I took a break and went on walkabout. The week after the holidays is always very quiet for…