Tag Archives: Birds

Pileated Woodpecker – A story ;)

Baby Woodpecker - looking out

Hey Mom! It’s me, Woody!

Baby Pileated number 2

Mom, were are you. Continue reading

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Cape Cod in Late April Part 2

A couple of loons

Last Monday I posted a bunch of photos I took of Osprey.  All of these photos were taken in an hour.  I was on Cape Cod on a “stay-cation” at my cottage for four days without any work.  So what did I do for the other three days, 23 hours?  Well, here are some more photos ;)

Swan on Swan Pond

I have seen very few loon on The Cape.  This time I saw several on two different bodies of water.  I saw as many as three together and often saw two.  I didn’t hear that call they make.  Last year in Maine, at dusk, I sat and listened to loons call.  It is a magical sound…  However, at the end of April on Cape Cod, I did hear them “talk”.  They made sounds back and forth.  Very cool, if not quite the chilling call. Continue reading

Osprey, Cape Cod, Late April 2018

 

osprey

I spent a chunk of the last week in April on Cape Cod.  On one of my walks down a Bell’s Neck in Harwich I watched about a half a dozen osprey hunt/fish.  I took well over 200 photos!  The sky was awful – it was cloudy and about noon.

Heres looking at you

 

My camera also did a weird thing in its focusing and exposure.  I have noticed that occasionally some settings will seem to change randomly.  Long and short, the exposures were awful for anything not pointing at the water.  The sun did eventually come out and a couple of osprey flew by, so I have a couple of “sunny photos”. Continue reading

It is the Lusty Month of May with a #haiku and a #tanka

House Finch

House Finch

Whistle nature’s song
Delight and praise for the spring
Feathered choir performs

— —

Cardinal

Cardinal

The sun warms my blood
My heart beats an earthy tune
My soul hums your name
We celebrate the season
A hymn of praise for spring’s love

— —

This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Sing” and “Celebrate”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

Turkey and Others – March and April 2018

Three Turkeys

The last couple of times I visited cape Cod I took quite a few photos.  I decided to divide them out into four posts:

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such

This post is about Turkey but with a couple of others thrown in.

A week ago I put up a joke post about space aliens.  Of course the punch line was that they were wild turkey.  Look at those Blue Meany faces!  Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 21st of April, 2018

Coffee in NH with Moog

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice mug of a strong French Roast/Sumatra Roast blend, a cuppa tea of other beverage.  The sun is out!  It is relatively warm and going to get a little warmer!  So we may have to make this short – the world is calling, no, screaming my name, right now.  And where in the world are we?  Some of you may recognize the photo as being in New Hampshire.

First weather.  It was cold on Sunday and didn’t really warm up the way it was supposed to, it just stayed cold. The rain was supposed to hit in the evening and warm thing up, but it hit overnight and left two or three inches of slushy white stuff.  All though it rained hard all day Monday, the snow didn’t go away, just got messier.  It was a little warmer the rest of the week, but it was mostly cloudy so felt cold.  It also snowed a little on Thursday morning.  The ground was coated for a few hours.  Yesterday was warmer (50 F/10 C), but because of the clouds and wind it felt frigid.  today though…  And the forecast…  We may have Spring yet!

And I did see daffodils.  Here is the proof: Continue reading

Ducks, Swans and Geese – Cape Cod April 2018

Male Bafflehead duck

The last couple of times I visited cape Cod I took quite a few photos.  I decided to divide them out into four posts:

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such

This post is about ducks and things of that nature.

Ducks are pretty common.  Mot just that, but there are many types of ducks.  The most common through most of the year are the mallards.  Everyone knows them.  We take them for granted, but they are quite pretty.  Here are some mallards, though this is an older photo. Continue reading

Osprey – Early April, 2018

Osprey in Flight

I have not done a photo post in ages.  I used to do one a week.  I’ve been caught up in other things and actually have over 1000 photos from August 2017 – December 2017 that I have not even looked at.  It’s hard to go back, but I decided to go through all of photos I took this winter and early spring.  Almost all of the photos were from the last two trips to Cape Cod – last weekend (around April 14) and around March 31.

I decided to do four posts.  I will make the links “hot” as I put up each new post.

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such Continue reading

Gull and Crab

A Few Photos from Cape Cod

Since I need to go through all of the photos I took in Colorado and I know I’ll be taking 1000 more photos at the end of the month, so I decided to edit some photos I took the last weekend in July when I was down on Cape Cod.  This was a short trip to the cottage, so not tons of photos, but a couple of pretty good ones.  Or at least I like them ;)

Not a great photo, but I thought it was cool to see a bunch of seal off of Chapin Beach (in the full photo there are about a dozen others stretched out in a line). Continue reading

Cape Cod Late June 2017

Osprey

I was on Cape Cod for a week in late June of this year.  As usual, I took a ton of photos.  I finally got a chance to dig through them.  There were just too many ;)  The hard part was weeding them out and picking my favorites.  Not always the best.  For instance,  I like this Osprey with a stick:

Osprey with stick

Not as good as the photo at the top of the page, but I like the stick.  I actually took a few photos of osprey with sticks, and some with fish, but most didn’t come out very well. Continue reading