Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Orleans

The Morris clan hit NOLA, we explored the city and then the Bayou. New Orleans had some great architecture and even better food. The Cypress swamp was also pretty incredible,  the expanse of that swamp is something to behold.
                                                                           White Ibis

                                                                   Pie-billed Grebe
                                                                          Cypress Tree

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bernard Chrstmas eve

Working alone on Christmas so I went and sat in the forest with Bernard. Also a Red-bellied Woodpecker hanging out near by.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Screech Owls

A few Screech Owls out and about on this brisk day. Also a few yard birds .

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bald Eagles

This morning at Spot Pond 5 Bald Eagles performed some aerial combat displays. There were 4 sub adults and 1 mature Eagle. The Mature bird chased a number of the sub-adults around the pond before disappearing. The mature bird was also banded but it is to difficult to read the band.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pileated Woodpecker

Today there was a Pileated Woodpecker hanging out at camp Nihan, the bird hung around for a few affording some excellent views. Also Bernard was in the frog pond area per usual.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Red-tailed Hawk Juvinile & Bluebirds

Young Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the refuge. This goofy fellow doesn't seem to have a care in the world, well at least not a human one. I think breakfast was a bit more important. Also a number of Eastern Bluebirds in the Ash street swamp, only birds I could find while out looking for Northern Shrike.


                                                        Northern Harrier in flight
                                                           Hooded Merganser in flight

Eastern Bluebird 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Short-eared Owl & the Moon

I made a return trip to try to see Short-eared Owls with Casey tonight. We were immediately treated to the owl flying about the north field. The moon was also pretty impressive. Not the best picture since the owl was very far way, that said this lens is amazing at how far it can capture a usable image.

Northern Harrier

                                         On a dark morning a few Harriers kiting around.

Screech & Short-eared Owl

I found a new Screech Owl stuffed in the top of a tree. Also the Drumlin Saw-whet crew came for a birding adventure, we stuck out at the beginning of the day but ended with a Short-eared Owl. The picture is terrible but its a SEOW non the less.

                                                                   Oh and Nigel to

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Morning light Owl

                           Bernard getting warm by the first light of dawn in the dark forest.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


A few Bluebirds feeding along the Ash Street Swamp in Newbury. Also the Red phase Screech along the road.

                                                               Hairy Woodpecker
                                                             The dunes in the Parker