Great Blue Herons at the Ashuelot River Dam

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Great Blue Herons at the Ashuelot River Dam

Early this morning, I felt compelled to visit the Ashuelot River Park before work. I entered the park from the West Street end, and made my way over to the footbridge and dam area where I had seen a great blue heron hunting on several previous visits. Unfortunately on this day, there was no heron […]

Great Blue Heron Portrait Session

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Great Blue Heron Portrait Session

Before work on Friday morning, I decided to visit the dam near the entrance to the Ashuelot River Park in Keene. On several previous mornings, I have seen a great blue heron hunting near the base of the dam and I had a strong feeling that I would see it again. When I first arrived […]

Shadow Lake at Dawn

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in color, photography
Shadow Lake at Dawn

This morning at dawn, I visited Shadow Lake in the western part of Keene, NH. More small pond than lake, Shadow Lake is a ten acre nature preserve next to the Black Brook that features a small pond, stream, and forest. Despite its small size, it is a perfect location for watching birds and other […]

North of Surry Dam

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in color, photography
North of Surry Dam

Thanks to an extended dry spell here in southwest New Hampshire, the eastern shore of the Surry Dam reservoir is exposed and dry enough to walk on, with a few stretches of the beach requiring a good pair of waterproof boots due to the mud. Yesterday I had explored the beach as far north as […]

Immature Bald Eagle at Surry Dam

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Immature Bald Eagle at Surry Dam

After a brief encounter with an adult bald eagle yesterday morning at Surry Dam, I returned there again today armed with a new pair of Muck boots that would allow me to venture further north along the muddy eastern shore of the lake. Much to my surprise, my first eagle encounter was with a large, […]

Common Loon at Surry Dam

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 in color, photography
Common Loon at Surry Dam

I had a very interesting photo outing at Surry Dam this morning. As soon as I reached the elevated bridge connecting the road to the top of the dam, I spotted a great blue heron perched on a rock downriver, patiently hunting in the Ashuelot River. After snapping several way-too-far-away photos of the heron, I […]

Great Blue Heron at Dawn

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in color, photography
Great Blue Heron at Dawn

Early this morning I walked down to the Ashuelot River Park in Keene, NH in the cool morning air. After walking through the entire park and not seeing a single bird, I finally spotted a great blue heron fishing at the base of the small dam near West Street. Before I could setup my camera, […]

Nesting Bald Eagles

Posted on Aug 2, 2015 in black & white, photography
Nesting Bald Eagles

This afternoon, I paid another visit to the bald eagle nest on the Connecticut River just North of Brattleboro, VT. As we approached the nest, we could clearly see an eagle perched atop the right side of the nest. However, something was different about this eagle because the trademark white head was missing. For the […]

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