Tag Archives: The Connecticut river

Frost And Fog

I had no intention of leaving my warm house this morning. However, a certain photography partner had other ideas. I’m fairly sure at least one of my eyes was still closed as we hit the woods.

Frost And Fog In The Fields - Click To Enlarge
Frost And Fog In The Fields – Click To Enlarge

It was long past dawn but the river was completely fogged in. I took my shots, but only 1 or 2 were OK.

The walk along side the fields did have interesting frosted reeds and other plants. These are included here.

Frost And Fog In The Fields - Click To Enlarge
Frost And Fog In The Fields – Click To Enlarge

My spots for the small birds produced not a single photo. I found one bird, a pheasant who was flying fast as he could. Hunters have arrived so he was leaving town.

Frost And Fog In The Fields - Click To Enlarge
Frost And Fog In The Fields – Click To Enlarge

Based on today I may an an excuse for sleeping in.  Time for some late fall sunsets instead.

 

 

Pond Reflections

While searching for the last fall colors I have started to photograph the places turning barren and brown.

Here the dead trees that recently were overshadowed by color now take center stage with their reflections.

Pond Reflections - Click To Enlarge
Pond Reflections – Click To Enlarge

it’s a good thing I’m still looking around. Otherwise it could be a long winter.

Pond Reflections - Click To Enlarge
Pond Reflections – Click To Enlarge

White-throated Sparrow

This White-throated Sparrow was photographed near a small swamp close to the Connecticut River. The swamp is not very big, and unfortunately very polluted. An old manufacturing building has ruined the ground here.

White-throated Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
White-throated Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

While the swamp is not clean there are always a variety of birds here at any given time. When I have the patience to stand along the banks some type of critter will usually show up.

White-throated Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
White-throated Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

Once again playing tag with the eagles brought no good photographs, but now I know to stop here. I should probably start here an save myself a long walk.

Fall End Of Day By The Connecticut River

These images were taken close to when the sun would drop below the tree line.

The goal of the afternoon was to walk some of the newly mowed areas. There is only one trail, a farm tractor road, but for some reason long paths through the fields and woods have been recently mowed.

New bird areas, and maybe a few eagles had been the plan. Aside from a new seasonal pond nothing was to be found.

There was still some fall color and the setting sunlight gave us some nice scenery. Change of plan to get a shorter lens, and shoot some landscapes.

Fall End Of Day Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall End Of Day Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fall End Of Day Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall End Of Day Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge
Fall End Of Day Connecticut River - Click To Enlarge
Fall End Of Day Connecticut River – Click To Enlarge

This stretch of woods runs along the Connecticut River for approximately 2 miles. The local electric company owns most of this area, however there is some wetland areas as well as fields that appear to be privately owned.

 

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Rodney Dangerfield Of Birds

They get no respect. Truth be told they don’t help their cause much by hanging out in McDonald’s parking lots.

Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge

We started walking the river bank looking for eagles the other day and found ourselves surrounded by gulls. This was one of the the first groups seen up river, another sign winter is upon us.

Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge

It’s hard to ignore them when they start doing their acrobatics. Not many birds can match them. Not many as loud either.

Catching birds in flight with a big lens takes practice. The Gulls stay in the same general location and zoom around. What better way to practice. If you miss, wait a second for the next one.