Evening folks…as I stated in last night's post, one of the main reasons for heading up north was to photograph the uncommon woodpecker of the northern coniferous forests, the Black-backed Woodpecker. The little ones are starting to peek their heads out a bit to be fed by the parents. We were able to get great views as the male and the female brought food to the begging youngsters. I hope to go up one more time before they fledge if time permits.
Evening folks…just got back from a quick trip to NH to photograph the Black-backed Woodpeckers nest and for a bit of scouting for sows with cubs and loons. The Black-back babies are just starting to show themselves, plenty of bears, I just never found any with clubs and as always the loons were fun…..
Also of note was an otter family of one adult and two young ones. Then on my way home today I saw one of the largest bull moose I have ever seen!
Total list from Sunday afternoon until today:
Bear 8... photographed one.
Deer 3 no fawns.
Moose... MONSTER bull 1.
Otter 1 adult 2 kits…photographs but you'll never see them…..
Black-backed Woodpeckers 2 adults and not sure yet how many young…photographs
Hen Wood-duck with many ducklings.
Numerous other tweedy birds but surprising very little other water fowl.
Lupine are in full bloom and well as many other wildflowers.
Overall not bad for just few days…
Evening folks…on this nice rainy day/night! I've been getting a few request for an update on the local eagle nest. Here is what we know so far. It looks like we have a pair forming a bond and establishing a territory. One of the eagles is a MA banded bird with a State band of A/D. This bird hatch in 2007 at a nest in South Central MA. The second bird appears to be a third year eagle with no bands. They have been coming to the nest most morning at daybreak for a bit and then some days at sunset. So does seem they are roost at night on the Lake.
Here are links to recorded videos from the evening of June 1st and yesterday morning June 6th.
June 1st 40 minutes http://vimeo.com/67804162
June 6th 16 minutes http://vimeo.com/67802032
Have a great weekend everyone and stay dry if you are in New England!
Evening folks…I visited the Pileated nest on Tuesday night. I was able to stay a bit later and the light was really nice. This is mom feeding the 2 female young ones. It won't be long before they fledge the nest….
Evening folk…here is another bear from up north last week. I was photographing from a tree stand that evening and this was the last bear I photographed for the evening. As it was getting late, I exited the tree stand while she was feeding, expecting her to bolt. But she continue to feed while watching me walk from the field…neat stuff….