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Traveling with COVID: Our Trip From Pennsylvania to Texas

8 Feb 2022 1 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

My wife Theresa and I recently found out what it's like traveling with COVID. Our journey began in East Texas, but we didn't catch the virus until we got to Pennsylvania. Then we had to travel back home feeling under the weather. This is our story. T...

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...

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...

Pennsylvania State Bird, the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

3 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments AF3LMike

While hiking in the woods, I found this Ruffed Grouse sitting in a tree above me. The Ruffed Grouse is a popular game bird but not really easy to find. The Ruffed Grouse was designated the official Pennsylvania State Bird in 1931. This bird wanted no...

Great Horned Owl with a Surprise

1 Apr 2019 3 minute read 2 comments AF3LMike

Some of the most difficult birds to photograph in my opinion are owls. They are well camoflauged, quiet and stealthy. You can walk by them and never even notice them. I was lucky enough oneday to spot this Great Horned Owl sitting in a hollowed out p...

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

31 Mar 2019 1 minute read 1 comment AF3LMike

One of the most familiar flycatchers from the central U.S.A. to the east coast U.S.A. is the Eastern Phoebe. A very common bird found in the mountains, rural areas, small towns. Not so much in larger communities but not ruled out. These birds are rea...

Fall Colors at Hibernia Park in West Caln Twp, Pennsylvania

26 Mar 2019 1 minute read 1 comment AF3LMike

Some of the most beautiful times of the year to do outdoor photography is in early fall, when the trees are changing their colors and dropping their leaves. It is a very comfortable time of year to be in the outdoors, not too hot, not too cold. It's...