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I love birds. I have a special fondness for the birds we see most often. For me that is obviously Song Birds. As a lapsed biology major who is much more artist than scientist these days I am not strictly speaking in scientific terms of species, family, genus, order, etc. types of classifications when I speak of Song Birds. This is more of I know it when I see it kind of… Read More

When I first began to get interested in photography I was most interested in photographing wildlife. The first wildlife subjects that captivated me were birds of prey. This is in part because birds of prey are some of the most accessible wildlife to photograph where I live. And they were also captivating because of growing up loving nature and wildlife as a kid these were the types of birds I was fascinated… Read More

My wife and I were able to get out for a nice trip up to one of my favorite birding spots, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. We usually expect to see a lot of Osprey and Bald Eagles on our trips there, but they stayed away for the most part. We could see Osprey flying high in the sky off in the distance, but they never came close for good looks or photographs.

Different times of the year over a variety of different things to enjoy in nature. One of the most distinct times of year is the transition from Winter to Fall in the northern hemisphere. Especially the farther north you live. Here in New York there is so much that I look forward to. Spring in New York is a time of change. Nature begins to reclaim the earth in ways that shriveled… Read More

I have come to enjoy birdwatching so much over the years. It was never something I would have anticipating enjoying. Even as a biology major who was interested in biology mainly because of a love of animals I never thought I would enjoy walking outside and looking for birds. I don’t think I even realized birding was a pastime people enjoyed. Birds are truly amazing creatures. One of the things about birds… Read More

Yesterday was a fun day. We ended up goin gout for an impromptu birdwatching trip up to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was abuzz with bird song of every variety. The fast moving tiny warblers were among the birds singing. It is often easier to hear them than to see them. Especially seeing them well enough for a good look and photographs. On today’s visit the Yellow Warblers were all over…. Read More

I have had a really fun time doing some bird watching and photography at Eldridge Park so far this year. Osprey It is always fun to note the return of Osprey to our northern part of the Untied States. One of the best places for that is at one of our local parks right in town in Elmira. I love to go to Eldridge Park this time of year. It is a… Read More

Least Tern flying through the sky. Trees as background. When I visited Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge I was fortunate to find quite a large population of Least Terns in the area. Many of the Least Terns were hanging out on a dock. Periodically a Least Tern would take flight. Then I had to try and catch these swift birds in flight. The fact that there were several birds and they each… Read More

Montezum National Wildlife Refuge is a treasure trove of bird watrching opportunities. I have been fortunate enough to see so many birds there including this Common Tern. Birds can be found all over at Montezuma. On the ground, in the foliage, in the water, or flying through the sky as this Common Tern is. It is fun to watch the Common Tern search the water from overhead. Having opportunities to watch the… Read More

This is literally one of my favorite times of the year for photogrpahy. You can show up to your local park and you never know what you might see. Why is that exactly? It is migration season. Birds who spend the spring and summer in our region are returning to our area. You never really know when they are going to show up. Then there are birds that migrate through our area… Read More

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