Tag Archives: Birds

Photos from Cape Cod, August 30, 2020 (Mostly Osprey)

On the 30th of August I did a long paddle on my kayak. I went up Bass River from close to Rt. 28 to Follins Pond with a few small detours both coming and going. The best detour was into Dinahs Pond, which can be seen from the highway, Rt. 6. About half of the shots on this post were taken there. Including the osprey with the needlefish, the osprey hitting the water and the cormorants.

Yes, I saw a lot of osprey that day! I took about 300 photos of osprey on that one paddle! I’m not sure if these are the best, but I do like most of them.

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Photos of Cape Cod May – July, 2020

Yesterday I took a couple of hours and zipped through the hundreds of photos I have taken in the last few months.  I didn’t look at every photo – I barely even glanced at the photos of flying osprey, of which there were hundreds, but grabbed one from this weekend: Continue reading

The Weekly Smile for 4/6/2020 #weeklysmile

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I like watching and photographing birds of prey.  My favorites are the osprey.  I see a lot of them on Cape Cod, but I never tire of them.  They are around for about six months of the year, so it has been a while since I have seen any.

Until Saturday.

I saw a couple while walking the dogs, so later I went out, camera in hand, to my favorite osprey “hunting” ground, sans dogs.  See them, I did.  At one time I saw perhaps 25!  It is possible a few seagulls were mixed in, but still… wow! I have never seen that many at once.

The day was awful for photography.  The herring have not begun to run yet, so I didn’t see any catch fish, or even dive at all, but it was still great to see them.  Here is a photo from Saturday: Continue reading

Photos from Late June and Early July, 2019

Immature red Tail Hawk flying over

I used to do a lot of photo posts, but haven’t put many up recently.  I have literally thousands of photos from 2018 and early 2019 that I have not even looked at let alone sorted and edited!  over the last week I broke down and looked at the last few.

I spent the last week of June on Cape Cod.  I worked half of the week and entertain guests, so I didn’t take a lot of photos that I can post, but there are a few, like this photo of my nephew fishing. Continue reading

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

 

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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

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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

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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