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Jamestown Audubon Photo Club

The Beaver Pond
The Beaver Pond on France Brook

Today a few members from the Jamestown Audubon Photo Club took a field trip to Allegany State Park for some photographic opportunities!! I took the group to one of my favorite Beaver pond along the France Brook Area and as you can tell the group had a wonderful time with many great pictures.

Jamestown Audubon Photo Club
A few members from the Jamestown Audubon Photo Club

Beaver and Goose Lodge
Beaver Lodge with a Canada Goose Nest

American Beaver
Swimming American Beaver

Splash
The Beaver Splash

Common Flicker
Common Flicker

Sunset flight
Mallards in flight at Sunset

I almost forgot to mention that I had my first of the year Yellow Warbler (CHECK) on France Brook! No photos though but a quick look by the group!


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22 responses

  1. How cool is the goose nesting close to the beaver lodge! Love the mallards at sunset, too.

    30 April 2008 at 10:10 pm

  2. @ Rondi – sure is nesting on the lodge! Great place to nest since others will not bother them!

    30 April 2008 at 10:13 pm

  3. Marg

    Yay to your first YEWA we heard one the other day-I too love the mallards at sunset!

    30 April 2008 at 10:15 pm

  4. Thanks Marg and I think you mean YWAR! It was a good day!

    30 April 2008 at 10:30 pm

  5. I love the reflection on the water in the first picture.

    30 April 2008 at 11:17 pm

  6. winterwoman

    I’m sorry I missed the excursion. Family stuff… I did make it out to some wildflowers and a dragonfly, believe it or not, before the sun went down. We had witchity witchity witchity, too, during a walk at Audubon yesterday with 4th graders from SW!

    1 May 2008 at 4:50 am

  7. lvn600

    A photo club.-Sounds like a place I might be able to learn something.-I wonder if their’s one around here.-Sounds like a good time.-You must be a busy guy Tom.-

    1 May 2008 at 6:17 am

  8. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Beautiful photos, esp. of the mallards in flight.

    1 May 2008 at 6:36 am

  9. Lisa at Greenbow

    Capturing the beaver splashing is just marvelous Mon@rch. All of your pictures are grand. You could be a big part of the club I am sure with your skills.

    1 May 2008 at 8:58 am

  10. Your first photo is so sharp and clear, its gorgeous! That’s pretty neat to catch water droplets in mid air with the beaver splash.

    1 May 2008 at 9:00 am

  11. I love beavers. They are amazingly intelligent and hardworking animals. How is the Allegeny population doing?

    1 May 2008 at 10:13 am

  12. When I look at these pics, I realize that I’ve never seen a beaver. It hadn’t occurred to me before, but I have never lived near their preferred habitats. Very cool to see this one.

    1 May 2008 at 10:41 am

  13. Mel

    Beautiful πŸ˜€

    1 May 2008 at 2:07 pm

  14. Mike Head

    Pretty neat Tom! I some photos of that pond empty with Noreen standing in th empty pool on my Flicker site. The new camera is working marvelously for you. Can’t wait to see you with a VR lens!

    Mike

    1 May 2008 at 4:10 pm

  15. Sounds like a wonderful time, Monarch! That first shot with the clouds reflected in the water is so nice and peaceful. The beaver and the ‘splash’ – very cool, indeed! Very lovely mallards in flight at sunset. I really enjoyed this post!

    1 May 2008 at 7:56 pm

  16. Sounds like you had yet another fabulous day! I love that mallard shot – it’s almost as if they posed perfectly for you!

    2 May 2008 at 2:44 am

  17. I was just thinking the same thing as Robin – I’ve never seen a beaver either! Looks like a great outing, and your post reminds me that I really should seek out a camera club here – I’m sure there are several.

    2 May 2008 at 10:07 am

  18. Marg

    oops I did (blushing and sneaking away)
    Thanks!

    2 May 2008 at 12:42 pm

  19. Oh, such stunning pictures, Tom! The flicker and mallards are my fave. πŸ™‚
    Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

    2 May 2008 at 3:32 pm

  20. I like what you are doing. More people should be made aware of it. I try to do my part in my own backyard and so far it seems to be working.

    2 May 2008 at 6:02 pm

  21. @ Ruth – thanks
    @ Jen – we sure missed you! I still have not heard my first Common yellowthroat
    @ Lvn – Photoclubs are very helpful! I learned a few things from this outing! Ugg . . . yesterday took some others for a hike!
    @ Jayne – thanks and I liked that one also!
    @ Lisa – its was just luck! I just showed them around and for sure I probably learned more from them than they learned from me!
    @ Linda – thanks and the splash was luck! I just hit click when I heard the splash and this is what I had!
    @ Scienceguy – they are so fun to watch and same as always here in Allegany!
    @ Robin – really! They are very common around here! Do get out and find some!
    @ Mel – thanks
    @ Mike – Thanks and will be a while till I have the money for a VR lens!
    @ Bird Girl – it sure was and thanks for your kind words!
    @ aullori – Thanks and every day with nature is a fabulous day! You should have seen all my throwaways!!
    @ Adam – Really, I guess those common things are overlooked sometimes that others might not have seen them! Thanks
    @ Marg – LOL
    @ Lisa – thanks
    @ Abraham Lincoln, hey is that your real name? Thanks and getting outside is important if its out in the middle of the woods or in your back yard!

    2 May 2008 at 9:46 pm

  22. You’re awesome photographer, Monarch. My favorite here is the flicker, the beaver splash is a close second, and I’m also favoring the pic of the mallards…but the flicker, I’m so totally loving that one, dramatic simplicity πŸ™‚

    3 May 2008 at 10:58 am

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