2017 Vermont Birds Calendar!

Once again I have created a calendar with new photos of Vermont birds. Although that’s the title, they are really appropriate for  most species found in New England. I am a long-time local photographer. Most of my work is bird photography, so I’ve put together a 2017 calendar of Vermont birds. It is 11″ x 8 1/2″, wire bound printed on heavy stock, very nice color.

Go to my “shopping cart”  page to purchase with Paypal. Here are a few images from the calendar.

 

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Mother Fox and her Two Kits

I spied this lovely fox in a field and soon noticed her kits coming out of their den. They stayed out a short while before getting frightened by some loud crows.

 

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Spring Surprises in Vermont

Spring is so exciting here in Vermont. Every day brings a new surprise. For the first time I am seeing a yellow-bellied Sapsucker at my suet. He seems to have to raise his head to swallow the stuff.  (Taken through a dirty window).  There seem to be Bitterns (usually rare and elusive) everywhere. Here is the Sapsucker sharing suet with a Downy Woodpecker. And closer views of the amazing bittern with a frog, and after “lunch”.


 

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American Bittern eats a HUGE frog!

This bird had quite a struggle with the frog, but it finally got eaten. Took over 10 minutes from capture to swallow.  Here is a sequence, lasting about 10 minutes. (Just a few pictures culled from the whole).

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SPRING 2016 BIRD SIGHTINGS in VERMONT

Spring is always an exciting time with the return of songbirds and migrants. Here are a few that I’ve seen in the past month. They are, in order:

Fox Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Bohemian Waxwings-from a flock of about 45, Black-capped Chickadee, Evening Grosbeak (female), Evening Grosbeak (male),  Goldfinch male-(molting into new plumage), A pair of Hooded Mergansers, Hooded Mergansers in flight, Dark-eyed Junco, Belted kingfisher, Mourning Dove, Pine Siskin,  Rusty Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Tree Swallows on a nest box, Tree Swallows fighting over the nest box, Vesper Sparrow (3 pictures) (this bird came very early in the season, in the snow),  Wilson’s Snipe and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-just arrived,  Killdeer and Green-winged Teal (female).

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Visit to Vermont’s Dead Creek Wildlife Preserve-Snow Geese!

Every year thousands of Snow Geese come to Dead Creek Wildlife Refuge in Vermont. It is also a wonderful stopping point/residence for many other species. Some of the Snow Geese pictures are “photo-paintings”.  Besides Snow Geese in these pictures, there is a Red-tailed Hawk, and three Snow Buntings.  Ironically, we have no show here in Vermont yet.

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2016 CALENDAR AVAILABLE !

Here are some of the photos included in my new 2016 calendar. It is 11″ x 8 1/2″ (11′ x 17″ unfolded), wire bound on heavy stock, in beautiful color. Price is $20.00 plus $4.50 shipping and $1.47  Vermont sales tax . After I sell a certain number I can afford to donate 5 or more calendars to a fundraiser for a local shelter-“The Haven” in Wilder, Vermont.

UPDATE:  Five calendars were sold at auction for the Haven!  THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.  CHECK OUT THE SHOPPING CART DROP DOWN TO PURCHASE HIGH QUALITY PRINTS OF INDIVIDUAL BIRDS. IF YOU DON’T SEE A SPECIES YOU WANT, CONTACT ME AT  CYNTHIA DOT CRAWFORD AT GMAIL DOT COM. (If you are REALLY desperate for a calendar, I can special order one. However,t might cost a bit more.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

 

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Posted in 2016 Calendar, Bird Photographs

SPRING BIRD SIGHTINGS MAY 2015

 

So many beautiful and interesting birds arriving every day in this beautiful spring weather! Northern Cardinal, male (2), Baltimore Orioles, female and male, Blue-winged Warblers (2), Green Heron, Indigo Bunting (immature (2), Northern Mockingbird, Palm Warbler.

 

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OTTER FISHING

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THIS OTTER WAS HAPPILY CATCHING AND EATING FISH AT LAKE RUNNEMEDE IN WINDSOR, VERMONT ON APRIL 23, 2015

 

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AMERICAN KESTREL GETS THE WORM !

I was watching a female Kestrel fly to a rooftop where it seemed to be watching a Robin. Suddenly it descended on the Robin, and I expected trouble for both birds, since a Robin is mighty big prey for a Kestrel. They are about the same size.  So I was surprised to see the Kestrel on the ground alone.  Then it flew up to a telephone wire…with the Robin’s worm!  After a (presumably) tasty meal, she flew off. I later saw the robin in the same space, apparently searching for a new meal .

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Posted in American Kestrel, Bird Photographs