My name is Michael from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I am 47 yrs old and have created this blog for my passion of bird, other wildlife, landscape photography and basically anything that captures my interest with a camera. I hope you enjoy what I post

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

5 May 2019 1 minute read 9 comments AF3LMike

One of the rarest birds that I have been able to photograph yet here in the United States was the Whiskered Tern. The Whiskered Tern is usually found in Europe and Asia but this Whiskered Tern was found in Cape May, New Jersey, A little off course I...

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

27 Apr 2019 1 minute read 3 comments AF3LMike

On one of my many trips to the state of Florida to photograph wildlife, here is a Tricolored Heron that was very cooperative for me. I was actually sitting at a park in Boynton Beach, Florida with a friend of mine and this Tricolored Heron flew in an...

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

26 Apr 2019 1 minute read 1 comment AF3LMike

Here is one of my favorite migration waterfowl to photograph, the Red-necked Grebe. These waterfowl migrate to Pennsylvania during the Fall and Winter. Although, not commonly found so far inland as they are along the coast but when a Red-necked Grebe...

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

24 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

The Red-tailed Hawk is the most common hawk found in North America. When driving by open fields you can usually spot a Red-tailed hawk perched nearby on a tree, fence or soaring above. These birds are fairly easy to photograph and give a photographer...

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

24 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

One of my favorite places to go to photograph birds is the state of Florida and all along the gulf coast on over to Texas. This bird we see here is a White Ibis. A common bird found in Florida wetlands and in south Florida can also be found in parks...

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

16 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

I photographed this Black Tern in Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A. This Black Tern was found mixed in with a bunch of different type of Gulls on the beach at Cape May. This Black Tern is a juvenile. The juveniles have a dark gray-brown back and wings wit...

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

14 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

Song Sparrows are one of the most familiar sparrows in North America. They can be found just about anywhere. Song Sparrows often like to come around bird feeders and eat the seed that other birds spill onto the ground. The Song Sparrow is one of my f...

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

10 Apr 2019 1 minute read 1 comment AF3LMike

Found this Solitary Sandpiper in a wet lands along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Solitary Sandpipers are commonly seen along banks of ponds and streams as they migrate through Pennsylvania north to their breeding grounds. This bird wa...

Chukar (Alectoris chukar)

8 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

I usually go to a place called "Carbon County Environmental Education Center" in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania and use their bird blind to photograph waterfowl on the lake. One day while hiking down to the bird blind on the lake, A Chukar came out of the...

(Female) Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

6 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

Today I went hiking with a friend looking for migrating spring birds coming back north. We were visiting Nescopeck State Park in Drums, Pennsylvania and saw they had bird feeders out behind the visitor's center. We decided to stop at the bird feeders...