A green heron preens in the early morning sunlight in a small beaver pond in the Quabbin.  These herons are so dainty with their beaks when it comes to their feathers. 6/21/17

A green heron preens in the early morning sunlight in a small beaver pond in the Quabbin.  These herons are so dainty with their beaks when it comes to their feathers. 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

  Northern gannets diving for fish off the east coast of cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  6/3/17

Northern gannets diving for fish off the east coast of cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  6/3/17

  This sunrise suddenly was gone and it was dark and in the 40's today with heavy winds here on Cape Breton !  6/14/17

This sunrise suddenly was gone and it was dark and in the 40's today with heavy winds here on Cape Breton !  6/14/17

  I've been having fun with all the snowshoe hares on the island. They still have some white fur left from their winter coat. This one let me get almost up to it before it exploded with those huge feet !!  and check out the ears !!  6/13/17

I've been having fun with all the snowshoe hares on the island. They still have some white fur left from their winter coat. This one let me get almost up to it before it exploded with those huge feet !!  and check out the ears !!  6/13/17

  As i was getting ready to head out for a hike along the Atlantic shore this thunderstorm appeared right before my eyes!  Needless to say I waited until it was over and over the ocean !  6/13/17

As i was getting ready to head out for a hike along the Atlantic shore this thunderstorm appeared right before my eyes!  Needless to say I waited until it was over and over the ocean !  6/13/17

  Good morning Cape Breton !   6/13/17

Good morning Cape Breton !   6/13/17

  Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  6/12/17, 5:45 Atlantic Standard Time.  No words can explain the feeling......

Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  6/12/17, 5:45 Atlantic Standard Time.  No words can explain the feeling......

  Sunrise Valley, Cape Breton looking out over Aspy Bay this morning....put on your sunglasses !!  6/12/17

Sunrise Valley, Cape Breton looking out over Aspy Bay this morning....put on your sunglasses !!  6/12/17

  Sunrise, 6/11/17, South Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia......

Sunrise, 6/11/17, South Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia......

  Two greater black-backed gulls were buzzing around in tandem this morning out on White Point.  6/11/17

Two greater black-backed gulls were buzzing around in tandem this morning out on White Point.  6/11/17

  Northern gannets hit the water head first going 60 mph while diving for fish.  They fly as fast as peregrine falcons at times.  This was another White point visitor this morning.  6/11/17       

Northern gannets hit the water head first going 60 mph while diving for fish.  They fly as fast as peregrine falcons at times.  This was another White point visitor this morning.  6/11/17

 

 

  Quite a surprise to see ten herons along the coast loafing in a seabird nesting colony.  Here are 5 of the 10 this morning sitting along the rocks of White Point.  6/11/17

Quite a surprise to see ten herons along the coast loafing in a seabird nesting colony.  Here are 5 of the 10 this morning sitting along the rocks of White Point.  6/11/17

  The small fishing village of Ingonish,  on the east shore of Cape Breton right on the Atlantic Ocean. A beaut of a day today after a rain storm last night.  6/10/17

The small fishing village of Ingonish,  on the east shore of Cape Breton right on the Atlantic Ocean. A beaut of a day today after a rain storm last night.  6/10/17

  The word among moose on Cape Breton is "when you see Dale, run as fast as you can, or get lots of bushes in front of you"  This moose spotted me this morning and she was off to the races !  Note she is still shedding her heavy winter coat. 7/10/17

The word among moose on Cape Breton is "when you see Dale, run as fast as you can, or get lots of bushes in front of you"  This moose spotted me this morning and she was off to the races !  Note she is still shedding her heavy winter coat. 7/10/17

  I found this young raven hiding in the grass on top of a huge drop off over the ocean this morning.  he was just watching the world go by !  He finally took off behind him and glided down to the rocks below.  7/10/17

I found this young raven hiding in the grass on top of a huge drop off over the ocean this morning.  he was just watching the world go by !  He finally took off behind him and glided down to the rocks below.  7/10/17

  Heres an adult raven screaming "I am king of the world" in the same location as the previous raven photo.  I love Cape Breton ravens !  (sounds like a sports promo)  7/10/17

Heres an adult raven screaming "I am king of the world" in the same location as the previous raven photo.  I love Cape Breton ravens !  (sounds like a sports promo)  7/10/17

  At six o'clock this morning this bull moose saw me just before I spotted him. He told me his favorite Beatle song was Hello, Goodbye and promptly left...... North Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia...... 6/10/17

At six o'clock this morning this bull moose saw me just before I spotted him. He told me his favorite Beatle song was Hello, Goodbye and promptly left...... North Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia...... 6/10/17

  Sunrise 6/8/17  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS Canada  

Sunrise 6/8/17  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS Canada  

  An adult bald eagle soars over St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton.  6/8/17

An adult bald eagle soars over St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton.  6/8/17

  Puffin day for me !  Bird Island tour out of St. Ann's Bay to Bird Islands in the Cabot Strait. Many nesting puffins and other sea birds, including great blue herons !!  6/8/17

Puffin day for me !  Bird Island tour out of St. Ann's Bay to Bird Islands in the Cabot Strait. Many nesting puffins and other sea birds, including great blue herons !!  6/8/17

  Three puffins lolly-gagging about the Bird Islands.  6/8/17

Three puffins lolly-gagging about the Bird Islands.  6/8/17

  This moose magically appeared out of a foggy forest this morning right in front of me, she looked at me and them sauntered away like "oh, you again?" ...... 6/7/17  Cape Breton Highlands

This moose magically appeared out of a foggy forest this morning right in front of me, she looked at me and them sauntered away like "oh, you again?" ...... 6/7/17  Cape Breton Highlands

  Cape Smokey,, Northern cape Breton Island has its own weather system being right on the northern Atlantic Ocean.......7/6/17

Cape Smokey,, Northern cape Breton Island has its own weather system being right on the northern Atlantic Ocean.......7/6/17

  Within 10 minutes of arriving at Cape Breton Highlands National Par, Nova Scotia, a young bull moose was following its mother across the road.  The mother was so fast, no picture, but I did get this little tyke !  6/5/17

Within 10 minutes of arriving at Cape Breton Highlands National Par, Nova Scotia, a young bull moose was following its mother across the road.  The mother was so fast, no picture, but I did get this little tyke !  6/5/17

  Sunrise from the porch.  6/6/17.  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS, Canada   

Sunrise from the porch.  6/6/17.  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS, Canada   

  Lobster season on Cape Breton..... St. Paul's Island in the distance. Taken from Neil's Harbor looking dead north up the east side of the island.  6/6/17

Lobster season on Cape Breton..... St. Paul's Island in the distance. Taken from Neil's Harbor looking dead north up the east side of the island.  6/6/17

  I was taking gannet pictures 200 yards off the rocks as they fed on small fish. This giant humpback whale made his presence known to me by popping to the surface and blowing air out his blow hole !  What a great surprise so close to me....  6/6/17  (better than a bear Jim !! )

I was taking gannet pictures 200 yards off the rocks as they fed on small fish. This giant humpback whale made his presence known to me by popping to the surface and blowing air out his blow hole !  What a great surprise so close to me....  6/6/17  (better than a bear Jim !! )

  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

  Beavers slap their tails in the water when they are upset or want you gone!  It happens faster than a strike of lightning and its also a message to other beavers in the colony that danger is near.  This was 30 minutes into my stay so I ignored it.  It kept coming by every 30 minutes and giving me a slap or two for the next 2 hours.  5/27/17

Beavers slap their tails in the water when they are upset or want you gone!  It happens faster than a strike of lightning and its also a message to other beavers in the colony that danger is near.  This was 30 minutes into my stay so I ignored it.  It kept coming by every 30 minutes and giving me a slap or two for the next 2 hours.  5/27/17

  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

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

  This week has been a great week to sit like a rock, and it payed off........this otter decided he wanted to eat his fish almost on my boots.......  5/11/17

This week has been a great week to sit like a rock, and it payed off........this otter decided he wanted to eat his fish almost on my boots.......  5/11/17

  While sitting in the woods this morning at a local beaver pond I heard something huge coming thru the woods about 100 feet from me.  It was to noisy to be a moose. When it appeared it was a female black bear with a tracking collar from Masswildlife with 2 cubs about 16 months old behind her.  5/10/17

While sitting in the woods this morning at a local beaver pond I heard something huge coming thru the woods about 100 feet from me.  It was to noisy to be a moose. When it appeared it was a female black bear with a tracking collar from Masswildlife with 2 cubs about 16 months old behind her.  5/10/17

  Here is one of the cubs that was with its mother this morning..

Here is one of the cubs that was with its mother this morning..

  Ive been watching these geese for over a 2 months.  They made a nest on a beaver lodge a little over three months ago and this morning they had 5 chicks !  She was sitting on eggs yesterday so these birds have their first day on the water today !  5/8/17

Ive been watching these geese for over a 2 months.  They made a nest on a beaver lodge a little over three months ago and this morning they had 5 chicks !  She was sitting on eggs yesterday so these birds have their first day on the water today !  5/8/17

  On Saturday morning, the 6th of May we had over an inch of rain over night so I decided to see what the beavers were doing.  This guy was eating between working while another pair worked patching up the dam.... what a face huh ? 

On Saturday morning, the 6th of May we had over an inch of rain over night so I decided to see what the beavers were doing.  This guy was eating between working while another pair worked patching up the dam.... what a face huh ? 

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

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

  A female bluebird landed right smack in front of me in with little snow falling.  3/10/17

A female bluebird landed right smack in front of me in with little snow falling.  3/10/17

   I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !

 I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !

  A green heron preens in the early morning sunlight in a small beaver pond in the Quabbin.  These herons are so dainty with their beaks when it comes to their feathers. 6/21/17
  Yum Yum,  acorns !   This baby chipmunk has it figured out already !  6/20/17
  Northern gannets diving for fish off the east coast of cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  6/3/17
  This sunrise suddenly was gone and it was dark and in the 40's today with heavy winds here on Cape Breton !  6/14/17
  I've been having fun with all the snowshoe hares on the island. They still have some white fur left from their winter coat. This one let me get almost up to it before it exploded with those huge feet !!  and check out the ears !!  6/13/17
  As i was getting ready to head out for a hike along the Atlantic shore this thunderstorm appeared right before my eyes!  Needless to say I waited until it was over and over the ocean !  6/13/17
  Good morning Cape Breton !   6/13/17
  Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  6/12/17, 5:45 Atlantic Standard Time.  No words can explain the feeling......
  Sunrise Valley, Cape Breton looking out over Aspy Bay this morning....put on your sunglasses !!  6/12/17
  Sunrise, 6/11/17, South Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia......
  Two greater black-backed gulls were buzzing around in tandem this morning out on White Point.  6/11/17
  Northern gannets hit the water head first going 60 mph while diving for fish.  They fly as fast as peregrine falcons at times.  This was another White point visitor this morning.  6/11/17       
  Quite a surprise to see ten herons along the coast loafing in a seabird nesting colony.  Here are 5 of the 10 this morning sitting along the rocks of White Point.  6/11/17
  The small fishing village of Ingonish,  on the east shore of Cape Breton right on the Atlantic Ocean. A beaut of a day today after a rain storm last night.  6/10/17
  The word among moose on Cape Breton is "when you see Dale, run as fast as you can, or get lots of bushes in front of you"  This moose spotted me this morning and she was off to the races !  Note she is still shedding her heavy winter coat. 7/10/17
  I found this young raven hiding in the grass on top of a huge drop off over the ocean this morning.  he was just watching the world go by !  He finally took off behind him and glided down to the rocks below.  7/10/17
  Heres an adult raven screaming "I am king of the world" in the same location as the previous raven photo.  I love Cape Breton ravens !  (sounds like a sports promo)  7/10/17
  At six o'clock this morning this bull moose saw me just before I spotted him. He told me his favorite Beatle song was Hello, Goodbye and promptly left...... North Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia...... 6/10/17
  Sunrise 6/8/17  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS Canada  
  An adult bald eagle soars over St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton.  6/8/17
  Puffin day for me !  Bird Island tour out of St. Ann's Bay to Bird Islands in the Cabot Strait. Many nesting puffins and other sea birds, including great blue herons !!  6/8/17
  Three puffins lolly-gagging about the Bird Islands.  6/8/17
  This moose magically appeared out of a foggy forest this morning right in front of me, she looked at me and them sauntered away like "oh, you again?" ...... 6/7/17  Cape Breton Highlands
  Cape Smokey,, Northern cape Breton Island has its own weather system being right on the northern Atlantic Ocean.......7/6/17
  Within 10 minutes of arriving at Cape Breton Highlands National Par, Nova Scotia, a young bull moose was following its mother across the road.  The mother was so fast, no picture, but I did get this little tyke !  6/5/17
  Sunrise from the porch.  6/6/17.  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS, Canada   
  Lobster season on Cape Breton..... St. Paul's Island in the distance. Taken from Neil's Harbor looking dead north up the east side of the island.  6/6/17
  I was taking gannet pictures 200 yards off the rocks as they fed on small fish. This giant humpback whale made his presence known to me by popping to the surface and blowing air out his blow hole !  What a great surprise so close to me....  6/6/17  (better than a bear Jim !! )
  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
  Beavers slap their tails in the water when they are upset or want you gone!  It happens faster than a strike of lightning and its also a message to other beavers in the colony that danger is near.  This was 30 minutes into my stay so I ignored it.  It kept coming by every 30 minutes and giving me a slap or two for the next 2 hours.  5/27/17
  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
  This week has been a great week to sit like a rock, and it payed off........this otter decided he wanted to eat his fish almost on my boots.......  5/11/17
  While sitting in the woods this morning at a local beaver pond I heard something huge coming thru the woods about 100 feet from me.  It was to noisy to be a moose. When it appeared it was a female black bear with a tracking collar from Masswildlife with 2 cubs about 16 months old behind her.  5/10/17
  Here is one of the cubs that was with its mother this morning..
  Ive been watching these geese for over a 2 months.  They made a nest on a beaver lodge a little over three months ago and this morning they had 5 chicks !  She was sitting on eggs yesterday so these birds have their first day on the water today !  5/8/17
  On Saturday morning, the 6th of May we had over an inch of rain over night so I decided to see what the beavers were doing.  This guy was eating between working while another pair worked patching up the dam.... what a face huh ? 
  Quabbin Valley moon over New Salem.  4/11/17
  A female bluebird landed right smack in front of me in with little snow falling.  3/10/17
   I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !

A green heron preens in the early morning sunlight in a small beaver pond in the Quabbin.  These herons are so dainty with their beaks when it comes to their feathers. 6/21/17

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

Northern gannets diving for fish off the east coast of cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  6/3/17

This sunrise suddenly was gone and it was dark and in the 40's today with heavy winds here on Cape Breton !  6/14/17

I've been having fun with all the snowshoe hares on the island. They still have some white fur left from their winter coat. This one let me get almost up to it before it exploded with those huge feet !!  and check out the ears !!  6/13/17

As i was getting ready to head out for a hike along the Atlantic shore this thunderstorm appeared right before my eyes!  Needless to say I waited until it was over and over the ocean !  6/13/17

Good morning Cape Breton !   6/13/17

Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  6/12/17, 5:45 Atlantic Standard Time.  No words can explain the feeling......

Sunrise Valley, Cape Breton looking out over Aspy Bay this morning....put on your sunglasses !!  6/12/17

Sunrise, 6/11/17, South Harbor, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia......

Two greater black-backed gulls were buzzing around in tandem this morning out on White Point.  6/11/17

Northern gannets hit the water head first going 60 mph while diving for fish.  They fly as fast as peregrine falcons at times.  This was another White point visitor this morning.  6/11/17

 

 

Quite a surprise to see ten herons along the coast loafing in a seabird nesting colony.  Here are 5 of the 10 this morning sitting along the rocks of White Point.  6/11/17

The small fishing village of Ingonish,  on the east shore of Cape Breton right on the Atlantic Ocean. A beaut of a day today after a rain storm last night.  6/10/17

The word among moose on Cape Breton is "when you see Dale, run as fast as you can, or get lots of bushes in front of you"  This moose spotted me this morning and she was off to the races !  Note she is still shedding her heavy winter coat. 7/10/17

I found this young raven hiding in the grass on top of a huge drop off over the ocean this morning.  he was just watching the world go by !  He finally took off behind him and glided down to the rocks below.  7/10/17

Heres an adult raven screaming "I am king of the world" in the same location as the previous raven photo.  I love Cape Breton ravens !  (sounds like a sports promo)  7/10/17

At six o'clock this morning this bull moose saw me just before I spotted him. He told me his favorite Beatle song was Hello, Goodbye and promptly left...... North Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia...... 6/10/17

Sunrise 6/8/17  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS Canada  

An adult bald eagle soars over St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton.  6/8/17

Puffin day for me !  Bird Island tour out of St. Ann's Bay to Bird Islands in the Cabot Strait. Many nesting puffins and other sea birds, including great blue herons !!  6/8/17

Three puffins lolly-gagging about the Bird Islands.  6/8/17

This moose magically appeared out of a foggy forest this morning right in front of me, she looked at me and them sauntered away like "oh, you again?" ...... 6/7/17  Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Smokey,, Northern cape Breton Island has its own weather system being right on the northern Atlantic Ocean.......7/6/17

Within 10 minutes of arriving at Cape Breton Highlands National Par, Nova Scotia, a young bull moose was following its mother across the road.  The mother was so fast, no picture, but I did get this little tyke !  6/5/17

Sunrise from the porch.  6/6/17.  South Harbor, Cape Breton, NS, Canada   

Lobster season on Cape Breton..... St. Paul's Island in the distance. Taken from Neil's Harbor looking dead north up the east side of the island.  6/6/17

I was taking gannet pictures 200 yards off the rocks as they fed on small fish. This giant humpback whale made his presence known to me by popping to the surface and blowing air out his blow hole !  What a great surprise so close to me....  6/6/17  (better than a bear Jim !! )

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

Beavers slap their tails in the water when they are upset or want you gone!  It happens faster than a strike of lightning and its also a message to other beavers in the colony that danger is near.  This was 30 minutes into my stay so I ignored it.  It kept coming by every 30 minutes and giving me a slap or two for the next 2 hours.  5/27/17

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

This week has been a great week to sit like a rock, and it payed off........this otter decided he wanted to eat his fish almost on my boots.......  5/11/17

While sitting in the woods this morning at a local beaver pond I heard something huge coming thru the woods about 100 feet from me.  It was to noisy to be a moose. When it appeared it was a female black bear with a tracking collar from Masswildlife with 2 cubs about 16 months old behind her.  5/10/17

Here is one of the cubs that was with its mother this morning..

Ive been watching these geese for over a 2 months.  They made a nest on a beaver lodge a little over three months ago and this morning they had 5 chicks !  She was sitting on eggs yesterday so these birds have their first day on the water today !  5/8/17

On Saturday morning, the 6th of May we had over an inch of rain over night so I decided to see what the beavers were doing.  This guy was eating between working while another pair worked patching up the dam.... what a face huh ? 

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

A female bluebird landed right smack in front of me in with little snow falling.  3/10/17

 I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !

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