Im sad to report that this snowy owl is now is in a raptor rehab facility. The owl was not feeding ,was captured and has been hospitalized until she can be released again.  She also had a foot injury and a sprained wing muscle. Lets hope within a couple weeks she is back out in the wild where she belongs.  11/16/17

Im sad to report that this snowy owl is now is in a raptor rehab facility. The owl was not feeding ,was captured and has been hospitalized until she can be released again.  She also had a foot injury and a sprained wing muscle. Lets hope within a couple weeks she is back out in the wild where she belongs.  11/16/17

  WOW,  a snowy owl, first of the year!  2 miles from my house !!   11/10/17

WOW,  a snowy owl, first of the year!  2 miles from my house !!   11/10/17

  A doe came putting along down the shoreline this morning.  Right behind her was this guy !  I kind of figured there may be a buck around seeing I heard one snort in the woods about 90 minutes earlier.

A doe came putting along down the shoreline this morning.  Right behind her was this guy !  I kind of figured there may be a buck around seeing I heard one snort in the woods about 90 minutes earlier.

  Not an animal but I couldn't resist taking this shot of the moon over Quabbin  early morning on 11/6/17

Not an animal but I couldn't resist taking this shot of the moon over Quabbin  early morning on 11/6/17

  Finally  !!!  I got out into the Quabbin and this doe greeted me and then disappeared into thin air...

Finally  !!!  I got out into the Quabbin and this doe greeted me and then disappeared into thin air...

  This immature bald eagle shot right over my head this morning and made a U turn and came back. He was up in the rising sunlight and that gave him a gold color. If you look closely you can see the suns reflection in his eye.

This immature bald eagle shot right over my head this morning and made a U turn and came back. He was up in the rising sunlight and that gave him a gold color. If you look closely you can see the suns reflection in his eye.

  I watched this coyote for about 90 minutes on and off this morning hunting the Quabbin shoreline. With patience, I finally had him about 40 yards in front of me hunting mice. He was so into it I dont think he was to concerned I was there in the woods..... this was an awesome experience !  10/17/17

I watched this coyote for about 90 minutes on and off this morning hunting the Quabbin shoreline. With patience, I finally had him about 40 yards in front of me hunting mice. He was so into it I dont think he was to concerned I was there in the woods..... this was an awesome experience !  10/17/17

  The POUNCE!!   

The POUNCE!!   

  "Bye......... Im taking my lunch with me"

"Bye......... Im taking my lunch with me"

  Here's the King !!   looking right at me. Those yellow eyes just cut through me....10/17/17

Here's the King !!   looking right at me. Those yellow eyes just cut through me....10/17/17

  Cape Breton at last !   this is the welcoming committee first thing this morning just down the shore from the cottage.

Cape Breton at last !   this is the welcoming committee first thing this morning just down the shore from the cottage.

  This white tailed doe came out just up the shore from me this morning.  I was pretty well hidden as you can see, she didnt see me.....

This white tailed doe came out just up the shore from me this morning.  I was pretty well hidden as you can see, she didnt see me.....

  This white tailed fawn belongs to the previous pictured doe.... it still looks like a baby!

This white tailed fawn belongs to the previous pictured doe.... it still looks like a baby!

  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

  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  !!"

  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

  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

  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

  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?.....

  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

  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

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

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

  Im sad to report that this snowy owl is now is in a raptor rehab facility. The owl was not feeding ,was captured and has been hospitalized until she can be released again.  She also had a foot injury and a sprained wing muscle. Lets hope within a couple weeks she is back out in the wild where she belongs.  11/16/17
  WOW,  a snowy owl, first of the year!  2 miles from my house !!   11/10/17
  A doe came putting along down the shoreline this morning.  Right behind her was this guy !  I kind of figured there may be a buck around seeing I heard one snort in the woods about 90 minutes earlier.
  Not an animal but I couldn't resist taking this shot of the moon over Quabbin  early morning on 11/6/17
  Finally  !!!  I got out into the Quabbin and this doe greeted me and then disappeared into thin air...
  This immature bald eagle shot right over my head this morning and made a U turn and came back. He was up in the rising sunlight and that gave him a gold color. If you look closely you can see the suns reflection in his eye.
  I watched this coyote for about 90 minutes on and off this morning hunting the Quabbin shoreline. With patience, I finally had him about 40 yards in front of me hunting mice. He was so into it I dont think he was to concerned I was there in the woods..... this was an awesome experience !  10/17/17
  The POUNCE!!   
  "Bye......... Im taking my lunch with me"
  Here's the King !!   looking right at me. Those yellow eyes just cut through me....10/17/17
  Cape Breton at last !   this is the welcoming committee first thing this morning just down the shore from the cottage.
  This white tailed doe came out just up the shore from me this morning.  I was pretty well hidden as you can see, she didnt see me.....
  This white tailed fawn belongs to the previous pictured doe.... it still looks like a baby!
  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
  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  !!"
  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
  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
  These same 2 bucks keep showing up every morning at the same time in the same place.  I love watching them...... 7/23/17
  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?.....
  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
  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
  Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17

Im sad to report that this snowy owl is now is in a raptor rehab facility. The owl was not feeding ,was captured and has been hospitalized until she can be released again.  She also had a foot injury and a sprained wing muscle. Lets hope within a couple weeks she is back out in the wild where she belongs.  11/16/17

WOW,  a snowy owl, first of the year!  2 miles from my house !!   11/10/17

A doe came putting along down the shoreline this morning.  Right behind her was this guy !  I kind of figured there may be a buck around seeing I heard one snort in the woods about 90 minutes earlier.

Not an animal but I couldn't resist taking this shot of the moon over Quabbin  early morning on 11/6/17

Finally  !!!  I got out into the Quabbin and this doe greeted me and then disappeared into thin air...

This immature bald eagle shot right over my head this morning and made a U turn and came back. He was up in the rising sunlight and that gave him a gold color. If you look closely you can see the suns reflection in his eye.

I watched this coyote for about 90 minutes on and off this morning hunting the Quabbin shoreline. With patience, I finally had him about 40 yards in front of me hunting mice. He was so into it I dont think he was to concerned I was there in the woods..... this was an awesome experience !  10/17/17

The POUNCE!!   

"Bye......... Im taking my lunch with me"

Here's the King !!   looking right at me. Those yellow eyes just cut through me....10/17/17

Cape Breton at last !   this is the welcoming committee first thing this morning just down the shore from the cottage.

This white tailed doe came out just up the shore from me this morning.  I was pretty well hidden as you can see, she didnt see me.....

This white tailed fawn belongs to the previous pictured doe.... it still looks like a baby!

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

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  !!"

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

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

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

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?.....

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

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

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

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