So many great birds, turtles and wildlife over at this peaceful pond.
My wonderful hubby gave me an early Christmas present, a Sigma 100-400 mm lens. Decided to go over to West Gloucester and try it out. Love going by this pond in West Gloucester. So pretty and peaceful.
Walking by the pond the ducks looked so pretty with the colors of fall.
As I drive around doing work errands, always have my camera with me. Came across this beautiful spot the other day. Not sure of the name.
Stopping on my way home from a job site in Boston late this afternoon, I met up with a beautiful immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron. While photographing and filming, out from the woods appeared a pack of coyotes, two youngsters and two adults, I think. Then the heron that I was filming flew low and toward the coyotes; please don’t do that I said to nobody but myself. Up he then flew into the trees above and you can see one of the adult coyotes looking up toward the heron.
The canids took a few sips of water from the pond’s edge before stealing back into the brush. A few seconds later there was a series of loud growling and yelping. I was tired and shaky from a long day with no lunch, a little spooked that the coyotes were so close and didn’t wait to see what would happen next. With both cameras in hand, I did manage to film the scene (and record audio of the ferocious growling!) and here are a few snapshots.
For Joey, because I know how much he would love to encounter one of these beasts while swimming.
River Otters are returning to Massachusetts for several reasons, including better wetland conservation, pollution control, and the fact that the remarkable comeback of North American Beavers has also helped NA River Otters. For the few short moments that I saw the otters, the youngsters were playing with each other, while also intently feeding on frogs and tadpoles.River Otter Eating a Tadpole