Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

October 30, 2011

Bald Eagle Sighted in Ligonier, Pennsylvania

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

BALD EAGLE SIGHTED IN LIGONIER, PA.

     Watching the big birds soar through the air is a glorious experience that makes me wish I too could soar like they do. It also makes me wish I was accomplished at identifying the beautiful creatures flying freely.

     True, I’ve photographed osprey. But I’ll admit—the only reason I know they are osprey is through their nests, which I locate high up on roosts adjacent to power poles (constructed by power companies to protect electric wires while still allowing a place for the raptors to perch).

     My neighbor Dan called me tonight. He began the conversation by telling me that he sighted a majestic bald eagle this weekend.

     And he sighted it here in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

     He was headed to the middle school to pick up his daughters, who had been on a school function. As he drove to the school he saw a large bird soaring over (more…)

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October 22, 2011

New Words: Oryx & Kestral

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CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

NEW WORDS: ORYX & KESTRAL

The two new words today, oryx and kestrel, come from the creature world.

 ORYX: an antelope hunted to near extinction, associated with the deserts of the Middle East. Its thin, graceful, horns underline the unicorn legend because from a certain angle they look like (more…)

September 1, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS 2011

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:  UP

You must look UP to see this awesome osprey nest and the parent osprey flying about, hovering above their young ones. Can you see the baby nestled down amongst the twigs? 

Osprey nest near Black Lake, New York

 

You must also have your camera aimed UP. To see more photographs of osprey (more…)

July 18, 2011

Osprey in Southwestern Pennsylvania

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

OSPREY IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

 

     Last year my husband Monte and I spent the July week between his family reunion and his class reunion at Black Lake, New York. It was here that I saw my first osprey nest, and took my first osprey pictures.

     While at the July 3, 2011, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, Sunday evening band concert, I spoke with a young couple. The husband is involved with the aviary in Pittsburgh. He informed me that there is an osprey nest at (more…)

June 1, 2011

Missing Missus Cardinal

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

MISSING MISSUS CARDINAL

     It appears that my colorful mail cardinal has lost his mate.

     Since the weather has permitted me to sit on my patio, I’ve enjoyed him flying to and from my bird feeder, and his calling to his mate. Soon she, too, is flitting about the bird feeder. My tripod-mounted camera clicks away at the birds, hoping to capture a unique photograph. They seem to ignore the first few clicks, looking towards me, and then shortly fly off.

     For over a week I’ve heard Mr. Cardinal calling to his Missus. At first, he would also (more…)