Saturday, May 03, 2014

Catching Up

 
I noticed last evening that it had been nearly two weeks since I last updated Country Captures.  This year has proven to be very busy for me but busy or not it is time to do some catching up here.
 
Across Pennsylvania hunters were up and out early in hopes of calling in a big tom this morning as today was the opening day of the 2014 spring gobbler season.


Most of the year wild turkeys are just big black birds but when they puff up into full strut with the sunlight lighting up their colors they are sight to behold.


 
And this big fellow really lit up when the early morning sunlight hit him.
 

 
With turkey hunters in the woods my attention turns elsewhere.  Today I began the day checking out some of my favorite crappie spots.


And later spent some time photographing some solitary sandpipers.  While checking on the cattle last evening I noticed that a number of solitary's were feeding in a wet area along side of the pasture.  With better light this evening I returned and was able to photograph three of them as they bathed. 



 
Checking in on the fox den I was delighted to find the pups outside.  When I closed in as close as the fence would allow three of the pups sat on top of the den watching me closely.

 
However they soon relaxed and went back to playing.

 
With the light all wrong and the distance a little on the long side it was impossible to get truly great shots but it was still a thrill to watch the little canines.



3 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Turkey is quite an impressive sight all fluffed out and shining with colour. Watching those little Fox pups must be fun,they look so playful.

Montanagirl said...

There you are! I've missed seeing your posts. Love those fox pups!!

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful mix of wildlife! Those fox pups are so cute. What a thrill to be able to watch them play.