Family Of Flycatchers


Its that time of year again, young birds are out and about and demanding food! At Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge I found two family of Eastern Wood Pewee. Eastern Wood Pewee are a type of Flycatcher. They were so cute sitting on a stick together!

Family Of Flycatchers
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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

I was recently asked why I travel all the way to Bombay Hook NWR when there are so many birding spots closer to home. It stopped me for a moment, after all, Bombay Hook is 2 hours away from home and there are several tolls along the way. I thought about it but did not have an immediate answer. Sure, the density of birds is greater there then anywhere else I’ve been in the state of Maryland. But if that was all surely I could break even in “birdiness” by going more often to closer locations. It must be more than that. So I got up early the next morning at 3am and headed for Bombay Hook.

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Tern! Tern! Tern! (To everything there is a season)

Looking For Fish

As the old group, the Byrds, said: “there is a season, turn turn turn”… Currently that season is Forster’s Tern season here in the mid-Atlantic. The Forster’s Terns are in full breeding plumage and eager to fish. Terns are fun to watch while they fish, if you have never seen them they fly over the water and stop on a dime when they spot a fish. They then hover for a second while they confirm their findings and then simply fall out of the air. The terns dive bomb into the water with a loud splash. This is not a graceful dive like a kingfisher, this is a crash that makes a loud noise.

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Westminster Art In The Park 2018

A big thank you to all the visitors to the DAJ Designs Photography booth yesterday at Westminster Art In The Park. DAJ Designs is a joint venture with my mother who also is a photographer. We have been doing shows together since 2010. Somehow the weather stayed clear despite an 80% chance of thunderstorms and rain. We even saw a bit of sunshine by the end of the day!

Westminster Art In The Park 2018
Westminster Art In The Park 2018
Westminster Art In The Park 2018
Westminster Art In The Park 2018
Westminster Art In The Park 2018
Westminster Art In The Park 2018

We had an awesome day!

The Importance Of Hindsight

This piece is a continuation of yesterday’s trip to Shenandoah National Park. If you missed it you can read it here. In case you didn’t know, I love water. I am drawn to it so I love waterfalls. But here I decided to try to do something a bit different.

Golden Ragwort Waterfall

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