Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘2014’

There is still lots of green left so I am guessing still 1 1/2 – 2  weeks until peek colors. It was a cool breezy day (42F this morning) with only very early fog:

 

IMG_3983

86BW04022

86BW0428a

IMG_0635 86BW1200

86BW9671

 

Read Full Post »

Running up to Jasper this morning, I saw literally hundreds of Monarchs flying along side the road. When I got back home I counted about 5-7 Monarchs per minute flying over my home for 5 minutes (that is 25+). Seems to be a great comeback this year. Unfortunately, they are fighting a headwind 10-20 MPH but are all flying SW but it is so good to see them after last year’s BUST. Then, on my way back I saw and photographed what has to be the last Eastern Kingbirds stopping over, in migration:

 

eastern kingbird in migration

kingbird

Read Full Post »

A 7-point (large) White-tail buck versus an 8-point (larger) buck did a little sparring in a sweet gum grove tonight and then on the the clover patch; fun to watch and a whole lot of loud antlers. Taken through a themo-pane window at 6:30 PM 9/25/14 with a Canon 50D with a Canon EF400L f/5,6 lens:

 

IMG_6753

 

IMG_6614

IMG_6711a

IMG_6702

IMG_6714a

IMG_6709

IMG_6630

IMG_6665

IMG_6714

IMG_6620

 

IMG_6629

 

Read Full Post »

The fog was about 300-500′ thick, below me, on the Buffalo River this morning at sun-up. These photos were taken from about 700 feet above the fog bank on the river:

 

 

906672_10152252452742315_7849979083989882138_o

 

 

Read Full Post »

I am so glad to see these guys migrating southward. They are fond of my red raspberries, which have continuously made berries since May. They sit on a dead branch and take turns pulling berries off the vines. Did not have the correct camera yesterday, so these are just a few snapshots of one of my favorite birds:

 

4886694250_8d2fe43cb3_b

IMG_4508

Read Full Post »

Yesterday was a rainy and cool day; over an inch of rain and 66F almost all day. That was so nice for a change !! It cleared last evening about 5 PM, and I spotted a Red-tail Hawk in one of the trees in the yard; got close enough to get a few photos too. No red tail visible. This hawk is as “high-color” as any I have ever seen; maybe a juvenile ? I don’t this a Harlan Red-tail.  I used my Canon 1DS Mark III with a Canon EF 400L DO IS f/4.0 lens:

 

IMG_0081

IMG_0110

IMG_0157

IMG_0160

Read Full Post »

This photo taken this morning at 6 AM; shows the hot and hazy day to come:

86BW0463a

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »