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Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus This black-capped Chickadee did not want to cooperate with the photographer. She remained partially hidden for quite some time knowing full well that if she showed her beautiful face, it would be plastered on some web page for the whole world to see. There’s no doubt that Ms. Bashful was […]

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Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura Close to 40″ of snow has fallen during the month of January so far here on Winnegance Bay. Because of this, we shovel paths to our feeding stations every time it snows to make access easier and to give ground birds areas to feed. One afternoon last week, I saw a […]

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During the snowstorm Tuesday, I photographed birds taking cover in our recycled Christmas tree. The tree was removed from our home a week after Christmas and placed outside, near the feeders, giving birds a safe place to weather storms. We attached several large pine cones, smeared with peanut butter and bird seed, to the tree and it […]

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Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis Also know as my little buddy. The Red-breasted Nuthatch is my favorite bird. We have a pair wintering here at home, and along with the Chickadees, hang around the feeders when I fill them. I took the following photo this morning, the day after a huge nor’easter raked the state of […]

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The day after the “Blizzard of 2010″, I drove to Popham Beach in search of a snowy beach landscape. I made the first tracks, through drifts up to the grille of my Tucson, in the unplowed parking lot of the state park. The wind was still whipping snow and temperatures were in the upper teens.

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Waking up to a scene like this makes everything else seem so trivial. The warm colors seem to melt away the frigid air of first morning light. The landscape is bathed in a surreal glow and the only sound heard is the ice groaning and cracking on the bay. All too soon the colors begin to […]

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It was a cold and dreary Sunday afternoon so Sharon and I decided to stay home,  make homemade lasagna and watch Patriots football. After the game, we watched Robin Hood (the version with Russell Crowe) on blu-ray which I must say is an awesome flick. During the football game, we noticed Pine Siskins coming to our feeding stations. […]

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