Here's a blast from the past as Ive been busy with the book release show and have been inside all week.  This  was from last summers surveys. The adult loons are great parents and keep feeding the chicks right on through the fall.   

Here's a blast from the past as Ive been busy with the book release show and have been inside all week.  This  was from last summers surveys. The adult loons are great parents and keep feeding the chicks right on through the fall.   

  Its been a while since I posted a scenic view of the Quabbin here.  This is looking north this morning from the administration building from my office window I was in when I was working there at Winsor Dam in Belchertown with the morning fog almost gone.  9/17/17

Its been a while since I posted a scenic view of the Quabbin here.  This is looking north this morning from the administration building from my office window I was in when I was working there at Winsor Dam in Belchertown with the morning fog almost gone.  9/17/17

  Here is Whitey on September 13th.  He and his mate were about 1/2 mile apart and he had one chick.  The other chick disappeared sometime in the last 2 weeks.  As we drove away from these 2 loons an eagle flew over them and landed in a birch tree so it could watch them closer.  9/13/17

Here is Whitey on September 13th.  He and his mate were about 1/2 mile apart and he had one chick.  The other chick disappeared sometime in the last 2 weeks.  As we drove away from these 2 loons an eagle flew over them and landed in a birch tree so it could watch them closer.  9/13/17

  AND HERE THEY WERE WITH THE CHICKS JUST A FEW DAYS OLD:  On the weekly loon survey yesterday we had a boat breakdown in this loons territory.  While we were looking at the motor trying to figure out the problem my favorite Quabbin loon we call Whitey came floating by with his 2, 2 day old chicks on his back and then floated off again...... it was a pleasant surprise !  8/2/17

AND HERE THEY WERE WITH THE CHICKS JUST A FEW DAYS OLD:  On the weekly loon survey yesterday we had a boat breakdown in this loons territory.  While we were looking at the motor trying to figure out the problem my favorite Quabbin loon we call Whitey came floating by with his 2, 2 day old chicks on his back and then floated off again...... it was a pleasant surprise !  8/2/17

  Yesterday morning I watched this juvenile broad winged hawk spend 30 minutes preening in the sun after chasing a flock of crows around... I got him in a blink of his eye.....

Yesterday morning I watched this juvenile broad winged hawk spend 30 minutes preening in the sun after chasing a flock of crows around... I got him in a blink of his eye.....

  I watched this young great blue heron spend 90 minutes fishing right in front of me today.  Good thing he likes fish for breakfast!  9/8/17

I watched this young great blue heron spend 90 minutes fishing right in front of me today.  Good thing he likes fish for breakfast!  9/8/17

  I found this juvenile broad-winged hawk hunting a chipmunk along the Quabbin shore yesterday early in the morning. After about 15 minutes with no luck it flew off up the shore and disappeared.  9/5/17

I found this juvenile broad-winged hawk hunting a chipmunk along the Quabbin shore yesterday early in the morning. After about 15 minutes with no luck it flew off up the shore and disappeared.  9/5/17

  About 6 weeks ago I took some pictures of a bobcat at 8AM on a Sunday.... I took my trail camera and locked it to a tree about 2 weeks ago right where I saw the cat. Here is an image that was on the camera this morning !!  Note the feet on this cat.... 8/30/17

About 6 weeks ago I took some pictures of a bobcat at 8AM on a Sunday.... I took my trail camera and locked it to a tree about 2 weeks ago right where I saw the cat. Here is an image that was on the camera this morning !!  Note the feet on this cat.... 8/30/17

  This river otter shows up every day at the same time through the same part of the pond, The breakfast menu today was frogs !,,,,,,  8/26/17

This river otter shows up every day at the same time through the same part of the pond, The breakfast menu today was frogs !,,,,,,  8/26/17

  I spent the morning on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Massachusetts.  Great egrets were everywhere,  her's one that was on the side of the road in the marshland.  8/25/17

I spent the morning on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Massachusetts.  Great egrets were everywhere,  her's one that was on the side of the road in the marshland.  8/25/17

  "INCOMING  !!"

"INCOMING  !!"

  Dad brings home the bacon.....errr.... crawfish.........loon survey....8/17/17

Dad brings home the bacon.....errr.... crawfish.........loon survey....8/17/17

  I watched this great blue heron for almost 4 hours today in the pouring rain (thus the grainy image). I estimate he caught and ate almost 20 small fish!  When I left he was still going and I was soaking wet !  8/15/17

I watched this great blue heron for almost 4 hours today in the pouring rain (thus the grainy image). I estimate he caught and ate almost 20 small fish!  When I left he was still going and I was soaking wet !  8/15/17

  Two juvenile green herons were chasing each other around the swamp this morning.  I love to watch these birds fish.  7/13/17

Two juvenile green herons were chasing each other around the swamp this morning.  I love to watch these birds fish.  7/13/17

  As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW,  This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise !  8/11/17

As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW,  This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise !  8/11/17

  Every now and then a northern river otter appears as if by magic to check me out  8/10/19

Every now and then a northern river otter appears as if by magic to check me out  8/10/19

  We had almost 2" of rain over the weekend this equals dam repair !   8/7/17

We had almost 2" of rain over the weekend this equals dam repair !   8/7/17

  I spotted these 3 fawns all loafing in the sum this morning in a backyard in Athol.  They were acting just like tame deer until a dog came down the road !  8/6/17

I spotted these 3 fawns all loafing in the sum this morning in a backyard in Athol.  They were acting just like tame deer until a dog came down the road !  8/6/17

  Beavers get real secretive in the summer and loaf around the pond. This one popped up right in front of me yesterday and ate his breakfast of pond lilies ......  7/26/17

Beavers get real secretive in the summer and loaf around the pond. This one popped up right in front of me yesterday and ate his breakfast of pond lilies ......  7/26/17

  This male bluebird just finished raising one nest of chicks with his mate last week.  Now he's busy looking for another place to nest but it's to late in the season.  Maybe he's practicing for next year.  7/27/17

This male bluebird just finished raising one nest of chicks with his mate last week.  Now he's busy looking for another place to nest but it's to late in the season.  Maybe he's practicing for next year.  7/27/17

  These same 2 bucks keep showing up every morning at the same time in the same place.  I love watching them...... 7/23/17

These same 2 bucks keep showing up every morning at the same time in the same place.  I love watching them...... 7/23/17

  I love this stuff !! Unfortunately the third chick in this nest died 2 weeks ago, but thats nature. Look at the faces on the chicks when they spot dear old dad flying in with breakfast. You have to laugh at them....  7/22/17

I love this stuff !! Unfortunately the third chick in this nest died 2 weeks ago, but thats nature. Look at the faces on the chicks when they spot dear old dad flying in with breakfast. You have to laugh at them....  7/22/17

  "Will you quit  munchin  ?? !!, there's someone over there watching us, get ready to beat it!"  7/17/17

"Will you quit munchin ?? !!, there's someone over there watching us, get ready to beat it!"  7/17/17

  A hungry bobcat came creeping along the edge of an old beaver dam as I was watching it for any critter that may be around. It took me by surprise to say the least !   What a beautiful animal  7/16/17

A hungry bobcat came creeping along the edge of an old beaver dam as I was watching it for any critter that may be around. It took me by surprise to say the least !   What a beautiful animal  7/16/17

  The bobcat stuck its head back out of the bushes to try to figure out who was watching it?.....

The bobcat stuck its head back out of the bushes to try to figure out who was watching it?.....

  Yesterday was weekly loon survey day at Quabbin.  The loons are starting to gather up. These are birds that failed this season nesting or never started. We saw 9 birds in one flock.  7/14/15

Yesterday was weekly loon survey day at Quabbin.  The loons are starting to gather up. These are birds that failed this season nesting or never started. We saw 9 birds in one flock.  7/14/15

  These 2 bluebirds are in this house in a local cemetery.  I discovered them a few days ago and have had a great time watching and photographing them feeding chicks in the box.  7/2/17

These 2 bluebirds are in this house in a local cemetery.  I discovered them a few days ago and have had a great time watching and photographing them feeding chicks in the box.  7/2/17

  A family of 2 adult loons with their 4 day old babies start the 2017 summer off with great weather. Lets hope they make it through the summer until they can fly in the fall.  6/28/17

A family of 2 adult loons with their 4 day old babies start the 2017 summer off with great weather. Lets hope they make it through the summer until they can fly in the fall.  6/28/17

  North Orange Wildlife management area about an hour ago (6:45PM) this thunder storm built up right in front of us as we were watching herons...... 6/25/17

North Orange Wildlife management area about an hour ago (6:45PM) this thunder storm built up right in front of us as we were watching herons...... 6/25/17

  First loon survey since I got back from Cape Breton and this one was waving hello to me !   I never get sick of these birds....  6/21/17

First loon survey since I got back from Cape Breton and this one was waving hello to me !   I never get sick of these birds....  6/21/17

  Yum Yum,  acorns !   This baby chipmunk has it figured out already !  6/20/17

Yum Yum,  acorns !   This baby chipmunk has it figured out already !  6/20/17

  I forgot this with all thats going on in my life right now. This eagle flew over Lee and I in the loon survey boat on Quabbin on Thursday morning. Fish for breakfast !!  6/3/17

I forgot this with all thats going on in my life right now. This eagle flew over Lee and I in the loon survey boat on Quabbin on Thursday morning. Fish for breakfast !!  6/3/17

  A summit meeting !  These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here.  They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17

A summit meeting !  These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here.  They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17

  I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph.  6/1/16

I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph.  6/1/16

  The weekly common loon surveys started today at Quabbin,  We found a group of 8 loons and this loon popped up with his lunch, a crawfish, right in front of us.  5/17/17

The weekly common loon surveys started today at Quabbin,  We found a group of 8 loons and this loon popped up with his lunch, a crawfish, right in front of us.  5/17/17

  Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17

Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17

  Here's a blast from the past as Ive been busy with the book release show and have been inside all week.  This  was from last summers surveys. The adult loons are great parents and keep feeding the chicks right on through the fall.   
  Its been a while since I posted a scenic view of the Quabbin here.  This is looking north this morning from the administration building from my office window I was in when I was working there at Winsor Dam in Belchertown with the morning fog almost gone.  9/17/17
  Here is Whitey on September 13th.  He and his mate were about 1/2 mile apart and he had one chick.  The other chick disappeared sometime in the last 2 weeks.  As we drove away from these 2 loons an eagle flew over them and landed in a birch tree so it could watch them closer.  9/13/17
  AND HERE THEY WERE WITH THE CHICKS JUST A FEW DAYS OLD:  On the weekly loon survey yesterday we had a boat breakdown in this loons territory.  While we were looking at the motor trying to figure out the problem my favorite Quabbin loon we call Whitey came floating by with his 2, 2 day old chicks on his back and then floated off again...... it was a pleasant surprise !  8/2/17
  Yesterday morning I watched this juvenile broad winged hawk spend 30 minutes preening in the sun after chasing a flock of crows around... I got him in a blink of his eye.....
  I watched this young great blue heron spend 90 minutes fishing right in front of me today.  Good thing he likes fish for breakfast!  9/8/17
  I found this juvenile broad-winged hawk hunting a chipmunk along the Quabbin shore yesterday early in the morning. After about 15 minutes with no luck it flew off up the shore and disappeared.  9/5/17
  About 6 weeks ago I took some pictures of a bobcat at 8AM on a Sunday.... I took my trail camera and locked it to a tree about 2 weeks ago right where I saw the cat. Here is an image that was on the camera this morning !!  Note the feet on this cat.... 8/30/17
  This river otter shows up every day at the same time through the same part of the pond, The breakfast menu today was frogs !,,,,,,  8/26/17
  I spent the morning on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Massachusetts.  Great egrets were everywhere,  her's one that was on the side of the road in the marshland.  8/25/17
  "INCOMING  !!"
  Dad brings home the bacon.....errr.... crawfish.........loon survey....8/17/17
  I watched this great blue heron for almost 4 hours today in the pouring rain (thus the grainy image). I estimate he caught and ate almost 20 small fish!  When I left he was still going and I was soaking wet !  8/15/17
  Two juvenile green herons were chasing each other around the swamp this morning.  I love to watch these birds fish.  7/13/17
  As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW,  This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise !  8/11/17
  Every now and then a northern river otter appears as if by magic to check me out  8/10/19
  We had almost 2" of rain over the weekend this equals dam repair !   8/7/17
  I spotted these 3 fawns all loafing in the sum this morning in a backyard in Athol.  They were acting just like tame deer until a dog came down the road !  8/6/17
  Beavers get real secretive in the summer and loaf around the pond. This one popped up right in front of me yesterday and ate his breakfast of pond lilies ......  7/26/17
  This male bluebird just finished raising one nest of chicks with his mate last week.  Now he's busy looking for another place to nest but it's to late in the season.  Maybe he's practicing for next year.  7/27/17
  These same 2 bucks keep showing up every morning at the same time in the same place.  I love watching them...... 7/23/17
  I love this stuff !! Unfortunately the third chick in this nest died 2 weeks ago, but thats nature. Look at the faces on the chicks when they spot dear old dad flying in with breakfast. You have to laugh at them....  7/22/17
  "Will you quit  munchin  ?? !!, there's someone over there watching us, get ready to beat it!"  7/17/17
  A hungry bobcat came creeping along the edge of an old beaver dam as I was watching it for any critter that may be around. It took me by surprise to say the least !   What a beautiful animal  7/16/17
  The bobcat stuck its head back out of the bushes to try to figure out who was watching it?.....
  Yesterday was weekly loon survey day at Quabbin.  The loons are starting to gather up. These are birds that failed this season nesting or never started. We saw 9 birds in one flock.  7/14/15
  These 2 bluebirds are in this house in a local cemetery.  I discovered them a few days ago and have had a great time watching and photographing them feeding chicks in the box.  7/2/17
  A family of 2 adult loons with their 4 day old babies start the 2017 summer off with great weather. Lets hope they make it through the summer until they can fly in the fall.  6/28/17
  North Orange Wildlife management area about an hour ago (6:45PM) this thunder storm built up right in front of us as we were watching herons...... 6/25/17
  First loon survey since I got back from Cape Breton and this one was waving hello to me !   I never get sick of these birds....  6/21/17
  Yum Yum,  acorns !   This baby chipmunk has it figured out already !  6/20/17
  I forgot this with all thats going on in my life right now. This eagle flew over Lee and I in the loon survey boat on Quabbin on Thursday morning. Fish for breakfast !!  6/3/17
  A summit meeting !  These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here.  They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17
  I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph.  6/1/16
  The weekly common loon surveys started today at Quabbin,  We found a group of 8 loons and this loon popped up with his lunch, a crawfish, right in front of us.  5/17/17
  Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17

Here's a blast from the past as Ive been busy with the book release show and have been inside all week.  This  was from last summers surveys. The adult loons are great parents and keep feeding the chicks right on through the fall.   

Its been a while since I posted a scenic view of the Quabbin here.  This is looking north this morning from the administration building from my office window I was in when I was working there at Winsor Dam in Belchertown with the morning fog almost gone.  9/17/17

Here is Whitey on September 13th.  He and his mate were about 1/2 mile apart and he had one chick.  The other chick disappeared sometime in the last 2 weeks.  As we drove away from these 2 loons an eagle flew over them and landed in a birch tree so it could watch them closer.  9/13/17

AND HERE THEY WERE WITH THE CHICKS JUST A FEW DAYS OLD:  On the weekly loon survey yesterday we had a boat breakdown in this loons territory.  While we were looking at the motor trying to figure out the problem my favorite Quabbin loon we call Whitey came floating by with his 2, 2 day old chicks on his back and then floated off again...... it was a pleasant surprise !  8/2/17

Yesterday morning I watched this juvenile broad winged hawk spend 30 minutes preening in the sun after chasing a flock of crows around... I got him in a blink of his eye.....

I watched this young great blue heron spend 90 minutes fishing right in front of me today.  Good thing he likes fish for breakfast!  9/8/17

I found this juvenile broad-winged hawk hunting a chipmunk along the Quabbin shore yesterday early in the morning. After about 15 minutes with no luck it flew off up the shore and disappeared.  9/5/17

About 6 weeks ago I took some pictures of a bobcat at 8AM on a Sunday.... I took my trail camera and locked it to a tree about 2 weeks ago right where I saw the cat. Here is an image that was on the camera this morning !!  Note the feet on this cat.... 8/30/17

This river otter shows up every day at the same time through the same part of the pond, The breakfast menu today was frogs !,,,,,,  8/26/17

I spent the morning on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Massachusetts.  Great egrets were everywhere,  her's one that was on the side of the road in the marshland.  8/25/17

"INCOMING  !!"

Dad brings home the bacon.....errr.... crawfish.........loon survey....8/17/17

I watched this great blue heron for almost 4 hours today in the pouring rain (thus the grainy image). I estimate he caught and ate almost 20 small fish!  When I left he was still going and I was soaking wet !  8/15/17

Two juvenile green herons were chasing each other around the swamp this morning.  I love to watch these birds fish.  7/13/17

As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW,  This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise !  8/11/17

Every now and then a northern river otter appears as if by magic to check me out  8/10/19

We had almost 2" of rain over the weekend this equals dam repair !   8/7/17

I spotted these 3 fawns all loafing in the sum this morning in a backyard in Athol.  They were acting just like tame deer until a dog came down the road !  8/6/17

Beavers get real secretive in the summer and loaf around the pond. This one popped up right in front of me yesterday and ate his breakfast of pond lilies ......  7/26/17

This male bluebird just finished raising one nest of chicks with his mate last week.  Now he's busy looking for another place to nest but it's to late in the season.  Maybe he's practicing for next year.  7/27/17

These same 2 bucks keep showing up every morning at the same time in the same place.  I love watching them...... 7/23/17

I love this stuff !! Unfortunately the third chick in this nest died 2 weeks ago, but thats nature. Look at the faces on the chicks when they spot dear old dad flying in with breakfast. You have to laugh at them....  7/22/17

"Will you quit munchin ?? !!, there's someone over there watching us, get ready to beat it!"  7/17/17

A hungry bobcat came creeping along the edge of an old beaver dam as I was watching it for any critter that may be around. It took me by surprise to say the least !   What a beautiful animal  7/16/17

The bobcat stuck its head back out of the bushes to try to figure out who was watching it?.....

Yesterday was weekly loon survey day at Quabbin.  The loons are starting to gather up. These are birds that failed this season nesting or never started. We saw 9 birds in one flock.  7/14/15

These 2 bluebirds are in this house in a local cemetery.  I discovered them a few days ago and have had a great time watching and photographing them feeding chicks in the box.  7/2/17

A family of 2 adult loons with their 4 day old babies start the 2017 summer off with great weather. Lets hope they make it through the summer until they can fly in the fall.  6/28/17

North Orange Wildlife management area about an hour ago (6:45PM) this thunder storm built up right in front of us as we were watching herons...... 6/25/17

First loon survey since I got back from Cape Breton and this one was waving hello to me !   I never get sick of these birds....  6/21/17

Yum Yum,  acorns !   This baby chipmunk has it figured out already !  6/20/17

I forgot this with all thats going on in my life right now. This eagle flew over Lee and I in the loon survey boat on Quabbin on Thursday morning. Fish for breakfast !!  6/3/17

A summit meeting !  These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here.  They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17

I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph.  6/1/16

The weekly common loon surveys started today at Quabbin,  We found a group of 8 loons and this loon popped up with his lunch, a crawfish, right in front of us.  5/17/17

Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17

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