Sometimes I think I need more mega-pixels, but these closeups tell me that me old D3000 still takes a good shot now an then. Above a Great Blue Heron and below a Yellow Crowned Night Heron.
The term “snowbird” is used a lot here in SW Florida, mostly meaning part time residents who spend the summer months “up north” and migrate back to the Sunshine State in the fall. Birds also migrate to warmer climes for the winter. Here is one of our favorites, the American White Pelican (Pelicanus erythrorynchos). Wealways […]
The Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) is doubtless the most easily identified damselfly in the Eastern U.S.. It’s large size (1 3/4 inches) and distinctive black wings make it easy to spot and observe. The abdomen of the male is a brilliant metallic green, but often (as in these photos) appears blue. Females are duller and […]
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula artica) is undoubtedly the most popular bird for Maine visitors – birders and non-birders alike. It breeds in colonies on coastal islands off Maine and Atlantic Canada. The Petit Manan Lighthouse island is a part of the Maine Coastal Island National Wildlife Refuge, and hosts a healthy colony of nesting Puffins. […]