Monthly Archives: March 2013

Upcoming Show at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, Vermont

I will be showing some of my paintings, photos, and “photo-paintings at “VINS”, from April 13-June 30, with an opening reception on April 14, from 11:30-1:30. I will be speaking about birdwatching with a camera during the reception, with the slideshow (and additions) , that I presented at Mascoma Audubon in February. (See earlier blog).  Here’s a painting that will be in the show (as a print).

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Foxy Contemplation -watercolor by Cynthia Crawford




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Spring (?) Arrives in Vermont

Today, March 20th, the Spring equinox, awoke us with about 2 feet of snow on the ground. Aaah, Vermont.  It was beautiful, anyway, just a bit late in the year. An exploration along the Connecticut and Ompompanoosuc  Rivers nearby produced 2 pairs of Hooded Mergansers,  a lone Killdeer foraging along the “Pompy” River,  15 crows, and a flock of 35 Wild Turkeys in a cornfield, digging in the snow. Turkey in the Straw?


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Barred Owl is still around-video

The Barred owl in my last post appears to be a regular visitor. It was here from 4PM until too dark to see- it might still be sitting outside my house, waiting for night mice. Funny-we have not trapped any mice in our attic lately! Here’s a video during a little snow squall.


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Barred Owl Comes for Lunch

I glanced out the window this afternoon to find a big surprise. A Barred Owl was sitting right on the bird feeder support not more than 30 feet away. Grabbed my cameras , opened the window and got some shots. Went outside and was able to get fairly near. It flew a short distance and perched again. Then again, finally flying into the woods.

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Sitting sleepily on Bird Feeder. Might have just had a meal-look under beak.

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