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Easter Screech Owl
Nikon D4 + 600mm/1.4TC
f/5.6, 1/25th, ISO 1000
You would be hard pressed to find an owl cavity more aesthetically pleasing. The shape alone is a work of art; captivating and pleasing to the eye as it subtly compliments in a vertical fashion the rule of thirds quiet elegantly. The shape, weight and balance harbor so many fundamental essentials, including this expressive screech owl! I really enjoyed photographing this screech owl. A few minutes after I took this shot, I decided to change my location. To my surprise, supplemented with a slight tinge of discontentment as I had just changed positions, the screech launched from his perch. As my assuming eyes following a trajectory I was familiar with, the trajectory changed, and arched sharply downward into a foot of leafy underbrush. The owl was completely obscured, but popped back up seconds later right back to the hole and turned around facing outwards. At this point, the setting was almost completely dark, and as I tried to make out what exactly was going on with this frenetic behavior, I realized that the Screech had zeroed in on a large and virtually invisible spider on the ground, returning to finish the meal. The spider it caught was a female Nursery Web Spider, and one I’ve not seen before in Massachusetts. Pretty cool stuff.
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Barred Owlet
Nikon D4 + 600mm
f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 400
Just a wee lad here! This Barred Owlet is seen posing shortly after creeping out of the nest during the last hour of near horizontal and rather warm sunlight. During the first few weeks of the fledging , the nest provides refuge for the owlets when needed and it is not uncommon to see owlets going back and forth from their newly acquired perches, right back into the nest. It provides some great photographic opportunities and every tentative step they take is entertaining. Interject this showcase with feedings from mom and dad, and what else could you ask for?
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Barred Owlet
Nikon D4 + 600mm
F5.0, 1/200, ISO 500
What goes up, most of the time comes down, and that’s exactly what happened to this Barred owlet. This fledgling barred lost its footing from a higher vantage point, and after dropping from the original perch, managed to extend a leg while descending and cling to a thin and non-compliant branch. After going from upright to completely upside down, the cycle of flapping in attempts to become upright again, and then resting while hanging upside down, continued through several cycles. After giving a rather discontented look, the owlet drooped its wings, looked down at the forest floor and dropped. The descent was about 15-20 feet and the dismount was effectively cushioned by wing beats, and the forest floor. The owlet scornfully glanced the scene, and promptly set off in the direction of it's mother and siblings where it once again made its way towards the treetops.
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With black and white underparts and a yellow cap, the Male Bobolink is hard to miss, but not that hard when they are in the area. They are normally found in tall grasslands, uncut pastures, overgrown fields and meadows, all of which are becoming increasingly fragmented. This male was conspicuously jumping from rose bush to shrub singing his heart out. He turned his head for a second let out a couple notes before relocating. Taken at Plum Island, MA.

Nikon D4 & 600mm + 1.4TC
f/5.6, 1/1250th, ISO640
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Great Crested Flycatcher.

Could watch this guy all day; amazing hunters, very agile like the rest of the genus and similar aerobatics to kingbirds, which are also incredibly captivating to watch.
Nikon D4 & 600mm + 1.4 TC.
f/7.1, 1/1250, ISO200
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Male Bluebird - Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
You can see here that the male has some nesting material. Note: one thin strand...it was the female who was bringing the impressive nesting bundles into the nest box, whilst the male would periodically remove a strand here and there and pace around the new lodging "looking busy". #igersmass #jj_justbirds #jj_justnature #kings_birds#love_nature #nature_sultans #naturelovers#naturephotography #naturephotos #newengland#nuts_about_birds #photoarena_nature #planetbirds#pocket_birds #rsa_birds #snap_wildlife #tgif_aviary#udog_feathers #wildlife #wildlife_perfection#wildlife_seekers #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifecentral#wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos#ww_nature_knowledge #your_best_birds

Belted Kingfisher - Horn Pond: Woburn, MA
Nikon D4, 600mm + 1.7TC
f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO320

Another look at this Belted Kingfisher, shaking off after an unsuccessful fishing attempt. Love these birds. They are a habitual species in the sense that they have several main perches they use to feed on, dry off, or perch as part of routine territorial rounds, and are pretty consistent with their usage. Good to know if your looking to shoot these guys.

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This image was taken in Ecuador and features a Ecuadorian Condor...one of 50 left in Ecuador (although surrounding populations are not as dire)
I wanted to capture a portrait of an animal that people might not necessarily think of as being an ideal specimen for!

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