Author Archives: Derrick

2014 – Year in Review

It was the most challenging year we have lived through to date.  An unrelenting winter, homeownership, and overall life instability really took us to the breaking point.  In between all of this madness, we also had some unbelievable outdoor moments mixed in.  Let’s … Continue reading

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Quick Review of 2014

It’s been several months since I’ve been able to even think about Local Exploration and wildlife photography.  2014 was the hardest year I’ve had to endure on so many levels, I can’t even get into it all. However, I was able … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – American Oystercatcher

What do you know… another new bird seen for my life list in Connecticut back in May!  Again, this was at the Coastal Center at Milford Point, Connecticut. While scouring the coastline for shorebirds, I came across my first american … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Black-bellied Plover

It seemed like a near endless variety of species when I visited Connecticut this past May!  Once again, the new species was a shorebird that was mixed in with other species – the Black-bellied Plover! The hotspot?  Still the Coastal … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Short-billed Dowitcher

Funny story about this species… I didn’t even know I spotted it until I reviewed the pictures I took in May! I ran into a mixed flock of shorebirds at the Coastal Center at Milford Point in Connecticut, which was … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Common Tern

Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before. At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore.  Many of … Continue reading

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DONE!

After an exhaustive two day stint this past weekend totaling 20+ hours, we are officially done with what I coined the ‘nightmare project’! The weekend work consisted of a layer of landscape fabric to be nailed to the dirt first, … Continue reading

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