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BIRD CALENDARS FOR SALE

Each Year I offer a new calendar with my bird photography-mostly from Vermont , New Hampshire and New England.  Calendars are $20.00 each. Add $4.50 for shipping and handling, and $1.20 tax for each calendar if you live in Vermont. Contact me for further purchase information For paypal purchases or by check.

 

cynthia dot crawford at gmail dot com

 

Here are a few pictures from the calendar:

 

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Show at Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon Vermont

My new show is hung at Seven Stars Arts center in Sharon Vermont. It will be up through August. 

http://www.sevenstarsarts.org/index.html

Look at the schedule of events and activities to find out when they are open. There are no regular hours for the show, but there is a lot going on!

Here are a few of the works to be seen:

 

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Yellow-rumped Warbler Visits suet feeder

I love to make stories with my photos, even if they are not all “perfect” pictures, but sometimes documentation is worth more than perfection.  A few days ago I was surprised to see a bright Yellow-rumped Warbled on my suet feeder. It had been cold and rainy all day.  The feeder was almost empty, but he was very determined to glean a crumb.  I took these shots through a window. After he left I put more suet in the feeder and he came back for a better meal.

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Scarlet Tanager

Brilliant Scarlet Tanager Arrives May 1, 2017

Found along a busy roadside-saw this bright speck and came to a screeching halt (safely). He flitted all around, but posed for me briefly. This is an early date for a Scarlet to arrive here in Vermont.

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EAGLE’S NEST!

A pair of Bald Eagles have a nest in the area, and these photos were taken when 2 nestlings seemed newly hatched.

 

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Surprise Spring Snowstorm In Vermont

The birds at home were pretty hungry and came to our feeders. April Fools day dumped a foot of snow on us!

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A FEW WINTER BIRD SIGHTINGS

JUST A RANDOM COLLECTION OF BIRDS AROUND HOME IN VERMONT…WAITING FOR SPRING!

 

 

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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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