My life is about living with nature – here you can live it with me!

Shot Gun Season Started Today!

I absolutely expected to stay inside due to this being the first day of shotgun season. You guessed it; I had this unexpected desired to get out of the house to do some birding. I located a few ducks after a quick trip over to Red House Lake (2 Horned Grebes, A zillion Canada Goose, 2 Common Mergansers, 4 Buffleheads, 3 Ring necked Ducks, and 4 Hooded Mergansers).

Highlight of the day was this Belted Kingfisher fishing from a branch near the beach. I took numerous photos framed perfectly but nothing turned out because the day was cloudy and dark (should have changed my ISO’s). I am starting to dream about what Allegany State Park looked like with the sun out!!

Returning from the grocery store I locate a male Ruffed Grouse crossing the road. I took some wonderful photos but with only 1/20th of second shutter everything turned out blurry. I promise that I will do better tomorrow with my camera’s settings!

White Tailed Deer

Since I was unable to take any pictures today, here is a shot of this White-tailed Deer from this summer. Make sure you run my furry apple eating friend!

5 responses

  1. I love this picture! Sitting in an old apple orchard I wasn’t able to get venison yesterday, but I also had a great nature day. Besides being visited by what seemed 100’s of squirrels & chipmunks, I had 3 turkeys fly directly over my head. I even saw a few deer. As I was packing up to go home a neighbor stopped by and was asking how we did. He told me that his son shot three coyotes about 1/4 mile from my parents house.

    19 November 2006 at 8:27 am

  2. Jeremy, Now that it starts on Saturday, do you take any time off of work?? I have heard from most hunters that they enjoy hunting just for the fact to get outside and enjoy the nature around them. Now, I hope you are bringing your camera with you so that you can get a good Wild Turkey photo for me to blog on Thanksgiving? Thanks for visiting!

    19 November 2006 at 10:43 am

  3. I take the whole week of thanksgiving off. I usually am in need of a break from work & school and the timing with the holidays works out great. Here’s your turkey photo.

    22 November 2006 at 8:48 am

  4. FRAn

    Tom, This is a wonderful Blog! I am so thankful for your help at FlickR and for some reason I knew you had the talent for HTML codes. You ROCK!

    30 November 2006 at 10:04 pm

  5. Thanks Fran, your the best and glad you enjoyed the blog!

    30 November 2006 at 11:00 pm

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