These adult Trumpeter Swans and cygnet were photographed at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in October of 2017.
For such a common year-round resident of Ohio, I’ve always found photographing nuthatches challenging. I’m not sure whether this was due to the contrasting colors or movement of the birds. Either way, a post is long past due.
I know, I know, the Double-crested Cormorant is not usually associated with Halloween. I want to know why it isn’t.
- Dark, oily feathers
- Long, snaky neck
- Piercing eyes
- Pointy downturned beak
Maybe the cormorant will never catch on for All Hallows Eve. At the very least, I found a creative way around publishing the usual crows and ravens for Halloween.
This tree is on a golf course near West Liberty, OH. The photo was taken on a blustery day with clouds alternately obscuring and releasing sunlight. While I didn’t capture the feel of the weather, I still liked the shot.
The green lichen on reddish rock make the usually rather drab Canyon Towhee appear rather striking.