Sunday, September 27, 2015

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Found a gaggle of these guys this weekend.  These are the one's I like the best.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Right place right time take two

For 6-10 weeks most falls, False Albacore visit the coast from Cape Cod to NJ and beyond.  Some years and as well as days are better than others.  That being said,  the last couple of falls have not coincided with lots of hard tails being hooked in my boat.  However, a recent trip to the coast reversed this trend as we managed to pick away most of the day and ended up with a solid number of fish being landed.  many of the takes took place close to the boat which made for some great visual images that were captured by my brain, but not my camera.  I find it so hard to put down the rod when there are fish nearby.  Here are some pics when I managed to put the rod down.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Right Place at the Right Time

The other day found me plying the tree of my backyard with my camera all set up.  Lucky for me a Pileated woodpecker suddenly appeared on the tree that I was looking at.  These regal birds are one of my favorite birds in our woods.  In all the years I've been tramping around in the woods this is the second closest I've ever been to one and to have the camera all set and ready to go made it special. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Late August found me in Oregon for a little family reunion.  I managed to get out for a day on the water chasing chrome and got to see a bunch of sites of a beautiful state.  In my travels I went from the coast to the central area.  I now have a better appreciation of the dangers of forest fires.  Can't wait to go back.
 Mouth of the Columbia

 Indian Beach

 Peregrine Falcon

Getting ready for a serious desert of strawberry shortcake.