Jenney Pond (Arms House Pond) Plymouth, Massachusetts for Photography

Jenney Pond (Arms House Pond) Plymouth, Massachusetts for Photography

Although, one of the great places to photograph waterfowl And other birds in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I call Jenney Pond, because it is the location of the Jenney Grist Mill its actual name is and is located in Town Brook Park, according to Google maps. Year-round, there is a resident population of Mallards, Canada Geese and Mute Swans. In the warmer months, Wood Ducks can be found there.

Once fall and winter arrives, the number of species found there increases. In fact, you never know at any one day what you will find. I have seen and photographed Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye’s, Ring-Neck Duck, Hooded Mergansers, Red Breasted Merganser, Gadwall ‘s and some other species. The best time to photograph is when there has been a number of days with the temperatures below freezing in the pond ices over, but the lower around usually remains ice free and concentrates the waterfowl, so with that it is easier to photograph them.

An overcast day is better than a sunny day, because of the location of the sun, especially in the afternoon. Portions of the bank are elevated above the water, so you need to get down low, but you are still shooting down on the birds. Other sections of the bank are just above the water and you can shoot directly at the birds.

Because it is a town park, there is adequate parking and the only major problem is people walking their dogs. So if you have a chance this winter and are in the vicinity of Plymouth, Massachusetts, come and visit Jenney pond and enjoy the scenery and all the birds that are in the area.

Jenney Pond (Arms House Pond) Plymouth, Massachusetts for Photography
Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator

Mute Swan Cygnus olor D8C6572
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor

Mute Swan D8C6537 Edit
Mute Swan

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis D8C6448 Edit
Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis

Gadwall Anas streperta D8C6483 Edit
Gadwall – Anas streperta

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula D8C6506 Edit
Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula

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Myer Bornstein

I photograph the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations Country and elsewhere. I also publish a blog about the area and other interesting vistas and locations.


Myer Bornstein

Myer Bornstein –Photo Bee 1 has been involved in photography for many years and studied photography at the New York Inst. of Photography. He is now retired and photographs the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. He also publishes a blog about his works natural history and includes, book and equipment reviews. You can view my blog at Myer Bornstein has won 1st Place in the South Shore Massachusetts Daniel Webster Photo Contest, Best of Show in the Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island 2011 Photo Contest, and was one of the twenty-four finalists in the 2011 Massachusetts Audubon Photo Contest. He received one of three Judges' Choice prizes in the "Share the View" International Nature Photography contest in 2011 plus had second picture as one of the featured 250 runner ups. He also placed another photograph in the 2012 contest. He was awarded first place in the “Chasing the Light” Juried competition, Flights of Fancy. He’s has also been published both on line and in Nature Magazines and in Books. Recently he had the honor of having the first "50" point photograph in the Pro-Am tournament conducted by The Images for Conservation Fund in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He teaches photography classes and instructs about Lightroom 4. He also is a volunteer naturalist and photographer for Allen Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

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