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While I was watching Mr. Sapsucker working on a nest hole, Mrs. Sapsucker came by to supervise, and from the sounds of it, nag for a while.  It made me giggle... which makes it difficult to hold the camera steady...

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Portrait of the rose-breasted grossbeak after it flew in close to pose.

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Northern flicker poking its head into the nest hole. A moment later it flew off and another one popped up into the open of the hole from inside the tree.

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Thank you +Margaret Tompkins​, even though I don't believe it is a water bird! My mistake in tagging. 
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I had a lunch meeting in downtown today, a part of the area I rarely visit, so rode down the hill to the meeting with camera toys in my bag. After lunch I took a tour of some good photo areas where I got warbler and the owlets, and took in Ithaca falls at reasonably high flow.
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GIDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYY!
Pair of adorable owlets studying the game of golf from their nest in downtown Ithaca.

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+John Thomas I hope to get down there somewhat regularly to watch their progress now that I know where to look for them (and have found a safe way to get there by bicycle).
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More pretty barns from my "bike-all-around-the-countryside-before-heading-home" route home today. 

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The trout lilies are starting to bloom. :-)  
They always make me happy with their mottled leaves and brown spotted yellow flowers.

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Rose breasted grossbeak busily stripping the buds off the crab-apple tree. About a minute after taking this picture it flew in and perched about a two meters from where I was sitting.

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This afternoon I went to stalk the sapsucker and flicker nest holes near my place and as I was walking to the ideal gawking points, this gorgeous tiger beetle (Cicindelidae) landed on the road just long enough for me to grab a photo or two before it flew off again.

(The sapsucker was busy excavating its hole, and one of the flickers was in its hole and the other was hanging around outside the hole, and just now I had a woodcock calling across the road and a barred owl calling from the back woods. )

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The other ones I have seen around here are tan with a few colored spots. Unfortunately they are skittish and super fast so tough to get good macros of. I shot this with my telephoto. 
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Sending the wood chips flying! Yellow bellied sapsucker working on nest hole excavation. 

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May is warbler month, and right on cue I saw my first warbler of the year today, May 1st. Yellow warbler down in Stewart Park.

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In breeding plumage they are really showy - I love how on the American goldfinch the yellow is set off by the little bit of black over the face.
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My Alma Mater is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the charter that established Cornell University on April 27, 1865 this summer. There are all sorts of Charter Day activities and celebrations planned. In honor of the anniversary, I have been photographing campus from different perspectives. The up close perspectives will come after graduation when the majority of students are gone. Today I shot campus from Stewart Park, looking up east hill towards the campus.

In this image you can see the iconic clock tower "Far above Cayuga's waters".

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scientist (ecologist), cyclist (commuter, racer), wannabe photographer (landscape, wildlife).
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I am an ecologist by trade, an avid cyclist, and a photographer in my spare time. My work and my cycling take  me outdoors on a daily basis, and I never leave the house without a camera in my pocket. My photography addiction started in 2006 when I got my digital SLR. Now 6 years later, I have taken over 80,000 photos, thrown most of them away, and used the remaining ones to make blank note-cards for personal use, to give as gifts, and sell to the public.

My photography tends to the wildlife and nature side of the spectrum, but I have been known to try my lens on landscapes, cityscapes, macros, and buildings.  The only subjects I tend to steer clear of when taking photos, are people.

My cycling has taken many forms from utility riding to run errands such as getting the weekly groceries, to year round commuting, to racing as a USAC category 2 rider on the road. The bike as a mode of transportation puts me closer to the world around me. That closer contact has, in turn, allowed me to capture scenes with the camera that I otherwise might not have noticed.

My work as an ecologist has involved the study of plant insect interactions and invasive species ecology in wetlands, rangelands, and now two deserts in the south western US.  The camera gear is the first piece of equipment packed when I prepare to head into the field for work.  Happily my supervisors have tolerated my photography habit - even when I've needed to get my fix in the middle of the work day.
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I study invasion ecology and plant insect interactions