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Mute Swan at Sunset - Bluff Point State Park

Mute Swan at Sunset

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Bluff Point State Park

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Bluff Point State Park  In my visit to Bluff Point State Park in Groton Connecticut, this Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) was gliding along in the Poquonnock River with it’s mate.  There’s a little lens flare, but I think it actually adds a little to the […]

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Geese Facing the Sun in Osbornedale State Park, Derby, Connecticut

Geese Worshipping the Fading Sunlight

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Osbornedale State Park

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Osbornedale State Park  On a visit to Osbornedale State Park in Derby, Connecticut, I saw these Geese all lined up facing into the setting sun.  It was really odd looking at the time because they seemed so stoic and disciplined.  Immediately after this shot, a […]

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Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Dark-Eyed Junco in the Snow

  Last Sunday after the freak October snow storm, I photographed some birds outside around my bird feeder.  This little guy, a Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), was kind enough to do a little posing for me.  The birds must have been famished after the storm because they were attacking the bird feeder.  All of the snow […]

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Mute Swan (Cynus olor)

Mute Swan at Hammonasset Beach State Park

Early this year (I believe it was May) I took a trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park and was able to get the photo below of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) on one of the small ponds in the park.  I haven’t posted this yet and had honestly forgotten all about it until I was trying […]

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Dark-Eyed Junco

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederA few weeks ago, this bird was on the ground close to the bird feeder.  I’m pretty sure it’s a Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), but I can’t decide if it’s a male or female (I’m guessing female, but could be wrong).  He […]

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Photo of a Northern Flicker

I’ve seen a few Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus) in the yard over the years.  This one spent quite a bit of time in the yard a few weeks ago, feeding on the new insects of the year. On the day I took this photo, I was just about to leave the house, but when I looked […]

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Photos of American Goldfinch

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederA couple of days ago, I looked out the window and saw at least a half dozen American Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) at the bird feeders and the nearby shrubs.  They were enjoying both the thistle feeder and were sharing the sunflower feeder […]

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Osprey Photos from Hammonasset Beach State Park

I had the day off today and visited Hammonasset Beach State Park.  I was hoping that maybe I would catch some of the migratory birds coming in, but I think because it’s been such a cold, wet Spring, the migrations may be slightly behind this year. At the park, I walked out to Willard’s Island, […]

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