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Mark Smith visits NY to photograph the Snowy Owl, but even better, captures the Short-Earred Owl at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR.
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A winter hike can be a great experience. Recent snowfall turned a leisurely hike to a more strenuous activity, requiring snowshoes. It was peaceful and easier than ever to see wildlife. There were footprints in the snow. Hawks, Juncos and Chickadees were found in...
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Perhaps one of the most impressive birders out there, be sure to check out Leslie the Bird Nerd. She hand-feeds Blue-Jays! She is amazing and stands by her name. Here's one of her latest YouTube videos about the Snowbirds (Juncos).
Forsythe is bird photography paradise: Visit any time of year to see and photograph birds at every skill level from the comfort of your car.
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The Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is a diverse habitat consisting of grasslands, wetlands, a multitude of freshwater ponds, vast fields and upland forests and part of the Appalachian Trail. Established in 1990, it borders nine miles of the Wallkill River in...
Favorite nature and landscape photos of 2020 including small animals, birds, landmarks, waterfalls and morning fog.
Merry Christmas Squirrel with a peanut. Hope you get something that makes you happy! Photo of a cute gray squirrel with a peanut and T-Rex.
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Winter weather photography presents extra challenges. Here are 15 tips on what to know before you go shooting snow.
Capture the beauty of the season with eight top tips for photographing Christmas tree lights indoors, outdoors and creatively.
Make a fun and easy DIY winter outdoor decoration. How to make a festive winter gnome for less than $5 in a short amount of time.
Barred Owl Fun Facts:
The Barred Owl (Strix Varia) is one of the larger owl species, relative size is somewhere between a Crow and a Goose.
They have very dark brown eyes; most owls have yellow eyes.
It’s standard call is probably one of the most recognizable, sounding like “Who cooks for you?”.
Attract birds to your backyard by offering tasty treats. Here are five fun bird feeders for under $25. Hang one up today!
There is always something to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. Here are my top ten Thanksgiving photo ideas to help you capture the holiday.
What is the difference between a Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron?
The Blue Heron’s proper name is actually the Little Blue Heron. They are much smaller in size, darker gray overall with a purple-maroon head. Unlike the Great Blue Heron, they do not have a yellow bill or dark plumage and crown.
Bald Eagles have been active at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some photos.
Winter weather is challenging for bird survival. Here are seven ways on how to help backyard birds in winter.
Providing shelter for birds will help them survive winter’s tough climate. Here are 13 simple wooden birdhouse ideas to consider.
In winter, offer food to help birds survive the tough climate. Here is a bird seed chart for common winter backyard birds.
Over the past couple of years, we have been fortunate to observe Sandhill Cranes at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge on NJ / NY border.
So what’s so great about bird watching? It may look weird and boring to some, but there are some surprising benefits of bird watching.
In the fall, as days get shorter and the sun sets sooner, it is possible to photograph backyard birds with gorgeous fall foliage.
Raymondskill Falls is the tallest waterfall in PA, but there is a closure at the lower tier due to storm damage. Are there better days ahead?
For beautiful waterfalls that are easy to reach, plan to visit Shohola Falls in Pike County, located in Poconos, PA.
Growing in popularity due to social distancing, scarecrow decorating contests are a great family activity that also connects neighbors.