February Highlights

Well, February is nearly at its close and I for one must say. “Hurray!”  Yes, I’ve said it (even written it) before and I’ll say it again, “February is my least favorite month!”  It’s cold and stark and bleak and…cold!  Of course, nothing, even February, can be all bad.  I’d like to share a few of the photographic...

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

After a too long hiatus trying to update my blog theme (Thanks guys at Erie Times/GoErie!) I’m posting these images of the magnificent Presque Isle landscapes as a trial run with the updated theme. I hope you enjoy these images shot with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique in October and November of this year and that it prompts you to visit Presque Isle yourself and...

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Red Fox at PI

Presque Isle State Park has been home to the beautiful red fox (vulpes vulpes) off and on for years. The red fox is the largest of the fox species of which there are approximately 25.   Since I’ve been frequenting the park for 5-6 years now I’ve had several people tell me they’ve seen a fox on the park,  usually crossing the street or quickly...

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Barn Swallow Babes!

Well, I did make it back down to the Beach 10 concession stand before the barn swallows fledged and am happy to be able to bring you a few photos of the oh-so-cute nestlings!  As it turned put there were more than just barn swallow nests around as I was able to watch activity at a tree swallow nest, a flicker nest,  a downy woodpecker nest and a house wren nest (both...

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Beautiful Barn Swallows

Barn Swallow with mud and twig  In my last post I mentioned a few of the birds that breed and live on Presque Isle for the summer, among them is the beautiful Barn Swallow.  Dazzling irridescent blue above with muted peachy pink underparts and a deeply forked tail,   the barn swallow is perhaps the most distinctive of the swallows. It is also the most wide...

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Warbler Mania!

Well, spring migration is starting to wind down  and I’m finally able to stay home for a night and put this post together.  I was kind of holding off hoping to be able to tell you about and  perhaps even share a picture of a Connecticut warbler, but, alas, it’s not to be so…YET!  There’s still a possibility one will show up this week from what...

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