Category Archives: Hiking

New Bird Photographed – Boat-tailed Grackle

Day two of Connecticut hiking was just as awesome as the first day. While exploring the Stewart B. Mckinney NWR in Stratford (Great Meadows Marsh), I heard a grackle type bird calling out through the marsh.  It sounded different than … Continue reading

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Photos from 05-02-15 – Connecticut (Day One)

How much wildlife can you fit into one day?  Apparently quite a bit! I have selected my favorite shots from the entire day (including previous posts), which created the largest gallery I’ve ever shared in a single post.  It was … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Northern Shoveler

While visiting Long Beach in Stratford, Connecticut, there were plenty of waterfowl on the ocean.  Most of them I’ve seen before, but for whatever reason (perhaps because it was high tide?), the ducks were closer to the shore than I … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Purple Martin

We started off the month of May with a bang… a weekend trip to Connecticut to photograph birds along the coast. I barely got out of the car at Milford Point when a purple martin flew over.  When I checked … Continue reading

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Photos from 04-30-15 – Nyquist Harcourt Sanctuary

Another week, another visit to a local hiking spot.  Seeing that I had some success in New Paltz last time at Nyquist Harcourt Sanctuary, I went back for another hike. There were several new birds at the park this time around, … Continue reading

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Photos from 04-26-15 – Vassar Farm

The quest for warblers continues, this time at Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie.  At the back pond area off the main gravel road, there were several warblers, including my first of the season yellow warbler. The yellow warbler was joined by … Continue reading

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Photos from 04-25-15 – Franny Reese State Park

For the second straight time in a row at Franny Reese State Park in Highland, I encountered a very cooperative species.  This time, it was a pine warbler, a species I don’t run in to very often.  Singing and basking … Continue reading

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