Category: Birds

Cactus and Birds

I’m at least 2 weeks behind in postings and need to spend time getting caught up – but just wanted to post this cute picture of a remarkably patient cactus wren, who perched nicely for me while I tried to get a decent shot.… Continue Reading “Cactus and Birds”

Mandeville Bike Ride

On Christmas Eve day, we decided to ride the Tammany Trace bike path towards the small lakefront town of Mandeville, Louisiana. The ride from Fontainebleau State Park to the center of the village was only 2.77 miles one way. It is a fairly level… Continue Reading “Mandeville Bike Ride”

November Edisto Beach Trip I

I just returned from a short family vacation on Edisto Beach in South Carolina. The weather was absolutely glorious with sunny 70+ degree days and moderate nighttime temperatures. My routine each morning consisted of rising early, before anyone else was stirring, to brew a… Continue Reading “November Edisto Beach Trip I”

November Photo of the Day 11.2.21

Yesterday I went for my annual physical and received two shots – a flu vaccine and a shingle’s vaccine. Today I’m feeling a slight normal reaction to these injections – headache, muscle aches, very sore arm, etc. So, I decided to look at photos… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.2.21”

Winter Harbor Ferry

A couple of weeks ago on one of my day’s off, the forecast was predicting record high temperatures and a heat index over 90 degrees. I decided the best place to be in that kind of heat was on the water! During my 3… Continue Reading “Winter Harbor Ferry”

Cormorant Pair

During my morning walk along the rocky coast the other morning, I stopped and watched this pair of cormorants resting on a rock outcropping. Cormorants spread their wings so they can dry them after diving for food. Their feathers are designed to inhibit buoyancy… Continue Reading “Cormorant Pair”

Photo A Day 7.7.21

My chosen hike today was a loop that brought me to the summit of Dorr Mountain. There are numerous trails that ascend this mountain and I decided to hike up the North Ridge Trail of Dorr via the Jesup and Hemlock trails that leave… Continue Reading “Photo A Day 7.7.21”

Historic Acadia Trails

The history of the evolution of the trail system here in Acadia National Park is fascinating and I highly recommend reading a brief introduction to it here. One of my all-time favorite memorial pathways is the Beachcroft Trail. Designed by Andrew Liscomb and organized… Continue Reading “Historic Acadia Trails”

Plover Play

I’m pretty sure these shorebirds are plovers. I might go as far as to say they are possibly juvenile Black-bellied Plovers or non-breeding adults. Chime in here all you bird experts and correct me if I’m wrong please! And inform me how to tell… Continue Reading “Plover Play”

Stone Harbor Point Marshlands

The house we rented in Stone Harbor is just a block from the dunes, beach and marshlands of Stone Harbor Point. My daily walk included the nearly two-mile one-way hike (at low-tide) to the point – the southern most tip of the Seven Mile… Continue Reading “Stone Harbor Point Marshlands”