Great Blue Stand Off

These Great Blue Heron couldn’t quite see eye to eye on setting up house. Hopefully they got it all worked out.


While enjoying an early morning walk at Swartswood State Park, I noticed a chickadee flitting around a tree about 20 feet off the trail. I stood still for a while to watch and was rewarded by seeing a pair of black-capped chickadees working on a nest cavity in an old tree stump.

Dog fur is good for nesting material!

Loon Love

I got this shot on the lake that our cabin is on. (Swan Lake).
This mother/father loon was so patient. And did not get upset when I took the picture.
I just love loons.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology