I am just now posting this sighting from a year and a half ago because until someone just pointed out that it was a Map Turtle, I had just assumed it was a Painted Turtle. This would make my first and so far only observation of a wild Map Turtle so I'm very happy someone noticed this error I made on Flickr. This observation was made during the crest level of a flooded Susquehanna River.
Watched this and another hawk for a bit while some crows attacked it.
Saw this Red-Tailed Hawk while I was driving on this rainy day. I stopped and got a couple shots with my 300mm lens before it saw me getting nearer and it flew away. I'm pretty sure this is the same one I've seen here now about 3 times this year so far. Perhaps the same one that frequented here last year as well.
Juvenile Crow that was being watched over by its parents. I was in the car and couldn't stop anywhere to get some better photos.
Another regular here that I observe almost every visit. He was a bit far away but I like trying to get shots of them flying.
I'm fairly certain I've gotten the ID right on this after much research.
I've seen this same Kingfisher here before. Nice to watch.
Lots of these congregating together today close enough to get some good photos.
This is a Juvenile I was told. First time I've seen one of these. A local bird watcher says it has been hanging out here for the past week.
Night before Hurricane Irene this guy was flying in the wind and landed on me.
Second time I've seen this juvenile Black Vulture atop this steeple. The last time I couldn't get shots as good as this. And it didn't fly away this time.
Caught a couple shots of a Barn Swallow in flight
I've made several observations of this same bird but It's such a pleasant bird to watch.
I took this photo because of the neat shadow being cast on this Hematite rock at an old Iron Mining location.
I couldn't get any better photos but this is my second time seeing a Downy this year.
Some kind of blue flower
My best Chipmunk photos yet! It took this one a while to realize it should run away and squeak loudly.
I had the pleasure of spying on these Turkey Vultures until they spotted me and ran for cover in their den. The one began hissing loudly until I left. I'm pretty surprised that they made a den here. A local county park trail passes right above an old iron mining ravine where they made their den in some hematite boulders.