Hermit Thrush in Snow - Image 659665 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-19-20

  A Day of Photographic Thanks! Sometimes conditions work out and a person has to say “Thank you!” when you put your camera down. Such was the case this afternoon as snow was falling, coots were calling, and at least three hermit thrushes were moving around at Sweet Marsh.      My first thought for …

Hermit Thrush - Image 659391 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 10-15-20

  Not Alone For End of the Season Tasks With many regrets today was the official end of the 2020 camping season for us. After seeing the upcoming forecast, today was the day to winterize our camper. There will be no more camping in the camper for this year. If, by chance, we have an …

Indigo Bunting - Image 632536 (©Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 5-13-20

  What A Difference A Day Makes Yesterday was a BIG day for birds in our backyard. We had a kinglet, many species of good sparrows, a couple of warblers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, an orchard oriole, our first hummingbird, and Baltimore orioles. When I looked out the window this morning (about the same time), our habitat …

Pileated Woodpecker - Image 618569 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-4-20

  Fungi, Macro Scenes, Birds, and a Little Heat Wow, what a day of doing things (alone and away from all others).      My day began with a long hike to check on the heron rookery I found yesterday. Actually, I wanted to see if I could find the nests again today after stumbling …

Brown Thrasher - Image 501972 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-30-18

  Backyard Divot Makers It seems as though during the overnight hours our yard became the home base for several species of birds that scratch and dig in forest debris. A brown thrasher, hermit thrush and several species of sparrows were visitors today.      Now would be a good time to discuss sparrows. Only …

Hermit Thrush at Sweet Marsh - Image 496256 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-15-18

  Looking Small and Saw Big Since weather conditions were too ugly for paddling today, I thought I might spend some time searching for smaller species, such as warblers passing through the area. While I did not find any warblers, I was at the perfect spot at the exact time when many hermit thrush were …

Possible Hermit Thrush - Image 352611

Kip’s Comments 1-26-16

  More Winter Visitors Yesterday I posted pictures of robins that were feeding on berries in Waverly. I watched the trees again today and was treated to a couple of other species also feeding on the berries.  In addition to the robins,.I expected to see and did see Cedar waxwings. The waxwings were outnumbered by …