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I watched him chase away another oriole while hes was setting up his territory. Then he

flew down to where I was standing to check out what I was doing.

Western Pennsylvania.

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Common Loon (Gavia immer) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/5/common-loon-gavia-immer Common Loon (Gavia immer) 8896Common Loon (Gavia immer) 8896Common Loon (Gavia immer) late spring. Kinzua Reservoir (Important Bird Area) Western Pennsylvania, USA -

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Common Loon (Gavia immer), This Loon was swimming and feeding at Kinzua Reservoir.

Kinzua is an Important Bird Area. Located in North Western Pennsylvania.

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/5/02 This Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) stayed at my local wetlands for about 4 hours.  It seemed to be finding

quite a bit to eat.

After that it took a bath and flew of to a bigger pond.

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 8483Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 8483Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) taking a bath in the wetlands. During spring migration. Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 8467Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 8467Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) taking a bath in the wetlands. Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Turkey Vulture, Shenango Reservoir https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/4/turkey-vulture-shenango-reservoir Many Turkey Vultures were flying overhead on migration north. Shenango Reservoir is

an Important Bird Area in Western Pennsylvania.

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 8197Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 8197Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Early spring, Shenango Reservoir ,Important Bird Area. Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Northern Flicker-(Colaptes auratus) female https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/4/northern-flicker--colaptes-auratus-female Northern Flicker-(Colaptes auratus) female, searching for ants.

She spent about 30 minutes in the same area.

 

Northern Flicker-(Colaptes auratus) 7835Northern Flicker-(Colaptes auratus) 7835Northern Flicker-(Colaptes auratus) female, digging for ants.
Early spring, Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Eastern Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/4/eastern-gartersnake-thamnophis-sirtalis-sirtalis Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)

There was another Garter Snake nearby. This one would bob it's head up and down

when the other one would move. I never saw this behavior before.

 

Eastern Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) 7775Eastern Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) 7775Eastern Garters nake
(Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/4/eastern-bluebird-sialia-sialis-female Eastern Bluebird - female with nesting material.

I watched as she gathered straw from a nearby field, returning several times and

stuffing the straw into the nest box.

The male bluebird watched on a branch nearby.

 

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female - 7663Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female - 7663Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female, building a nest in early spring. Carrying nesting material.
Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female - 7667Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female - 7667Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) female, building a nest in early spring. Carrying nesting material.
Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Wild Turkey Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/3/Wild Its spring gobbler season and they are strutting everywhere. Chasing hens from field to field near my neck of the woods

I've had a mix of  29 gobblers and hens at one time. They can be heard very early in the morning, and 

throughout the day.

It's spring!

 

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7715Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7715Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), early spring. Gobblers displaying for hens.
Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7711Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7711Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), early spring. Gobblers displaying for hens.
Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7714Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 7714Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), early spring. Gobblers displaying for hens.
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Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/red-bellied-woodpecker--melanerpes-carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus), Western Pennsylvania.

The woodpecker returned several times to eat peanuts that I put on this stump.

Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) 7412Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) 7412Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) female, Western Pennsylvania, USA.

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Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/florida-scrub-jay-aphelocoma-coerulescens Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), seen in the Ocala National Forest. There was a nesting pair, with

other Jays nearby. Nest was found with 4 eggs. Found while doing Scrub Jay count.

Florida, USA

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Several Scrub-Jays were encountered during my Scrub-Jay count in March of 2019, a nest was also found.

Many of the birds had leg bands on, but just as many did not.

It was a thrill to observe these birds for the first time.

 

Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4579Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4579Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), seen in the Ocala National Forest. There was a nesting pair, with other Jays nearby. Nest was found with 4 eggs.The bird was wearing red leg bands.
Florida USA

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Florida Scrub-Jay -nest (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4662Florida Scrub-Jay -nest (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4662Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), seen in the Ocala National Forest. USA - There was a nesting pair, with other Jays nearby. Nest was found with 4 eggs. Nest found while doing spring Scrub-Jay count.
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Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/11/red-breasted-nuthatch-sitta-canadensis First Red-breasted Nuthatch of the winter season. I have not seen this bird in several years in my area.

There were two birds a male and female. This image is of the male.

 

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeding 17 year Cicada's to nestlings https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/7/eastern-bluebird-feeding-17-year-cicadas-to-nestlings The explosion of the 17 year Cicada happened in my area last summer. It was quite a feeding frenzy for the birds.

This Eastern Bluebird fed its nestlings all day on the ends of the cicadas.

 

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 5494Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 5494Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), bringing food to nestlings. Feeding on 17 year Cicada, Late spring. Western Pennsylvania. USA
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Wood Thrush on her nest https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/5/wood-thrush-on-her-nest While out walking my birding trail I came across this female Wood Thrush incubating her eggs.

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American Woodcock https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/5/american-woodcock I found this American Woodcock sitting on eggs. It was very cold out this day. Only 40 degrees.

 

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) 6557American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) 6557American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) female on nest. Western Pennsylvania, May 2020. Early Spring. Weather very cold only in the 40’s today.

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Northern Mockingbird https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/northern-mockingbird Northern  Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos) 6166.tifNorthern Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos) 6166.tifNorthern Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos),Early Winter. The bird was eating berries.
Western Pennsylvania, USA
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Northern Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos),Western Pennsylvania.Early Winter.

The bird was eating berries.

 

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Eastern Bluebirds in Winter https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/12/eastern-bluebirds-in-winter Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)-6267Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)-6267Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) Western Pennsylvania.Early Winter. Foraging on the ground for insects.
Fruits are especially important when insects are scarce in the winter. Some preferred winter food sources include dogwood, hawthorn, wild grape, and sumac, and hackberry seeds. Supplemental fruits eaten include black raspberries, bayberries, fruit of honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, eastern juniper, and pokeberries. Bluebirds feed by perching on a high point, such as a branch or fence post, and swooping down to catch insects on or near the ground. The availability of a winter food source will often determine whether or not a bird will migrate. If bluebirds do remain in a region for the winter, they group and seek cover in heavy thickets, orchards, or other areas in which adequate food and cover resources are available.
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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)-6270Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)-6270Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) Western Pennsylvania.Early Winter.The bluebirds were very active and flying in and out of my nest boxes.

Bluebirds were everywhere this morning. It was quite warm for December in Pennsylvania. They were flying around and fighting

with each other. It was more like spring behavior.

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American Goldfinch- male and female, eating seeds from purple coneflower. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/11/american-goldfinch--male-and-female-eating-seeds-from-purple-coneflower American Goldfinch, (Spinus tristis) Western Pennsylvania, on Purple Coneflower, seed head.

Goldfinches love the seedheads of coneflowers. They gather every fall on my flowers.

American Goldfinch-(Spinus tristis) 6646American Goldfinch-(Spinus tristis) 6646American Goldfinch, (Spinus tristis) Western Pennsylvania, on Purple Coneflower, seed head.

 

American Goldfinch, (Spinus tristis) Western Pennsylvania, on Purple Coneflower, seed head.

Goldfinches love the seedheads of coneflowers. They gather every fall on my flowers.

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Bald Eagle, getting a drink just before dark. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/7/bald-eagle-getting-a-drink-just-before-dark Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) -5670 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Reservoir. drinking water.
Early summer, Western Pennsylvania. This eagle flew down for a drink just before dark. The eagle was wearing a blue leg band.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 5670Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 5670Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Reservoir. drinking water. Early summer, Western Pennsylvania. This eagle flew down for a drink just before dark. The eagle was wearing a blue leg band.
Kinzua Reservoir is listed as an Important Bird Area in the Allegheny National Forest. Western Pennsylvania. USA

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Osprey - Nestlings https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/7/osprey---nestlings Osprey, adult and nestlings. Kinzua Reservoir in the Allegheny National Forest.

early July.

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 5606Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 5606Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Reservoir. Nest with 3 nestlings and adult. Early summer, Western Pennsylvania.

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Singing Wood Thrush https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/5/singing-wood-thrush The Wood Thrush returns to my woods every spring.  They sing all morning and then again

in the evening, while claiming their territory.

 

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Florida Scrub-Jay https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2019/4/florida-scrub-jay My first ever photo of a Florid Scrub - Jay. The photo was taken in the Ocala National Forest, near Astor, Florida.

Several of the birds were wearing bands on their legs. One had blue bands and the other had Red, on the left leg

and silver and white bands on the right leg.

There was a nest nearby with 4 eggs.

 

Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4637Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) 4637Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), seen in the Ocala National Forest. There was a nesting pair, with other Jays nearby. Nest was found with 4 eggs.

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Saint John's River - Astor Florida - Images https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/saint-johns-river---astor-florida---images Double-crested Cormorant eating a fish.

Taken on the Saint John's River, near Astor Florida. Cormorant, Double-crested, (Phalacrocorax auritus) 3132Cormorant, Double-crested, (Phalacrocorax auritus) 3132Cormorant, Double-crested, (Phalacrocorax auritus) , eating fish caught in the Saint John's River.

 

 

 

Limpkin Mom with fluffy little chicks. Saint's John's River, near Astor Florida.

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) 2781Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) 2781Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) along Blue Creek, on the Saint John's river near Astor Florida. Female with small chicks swimming across a creek.

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Redhead (Aythya americana)2568. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/redhead-aythya-americana-2568 Redhead (Aythya americana)  Ducks at Pymatuning Reservoir, along the causeway bridge, January.

A large flock of ducks, mergansers, geese, and gulls were on some unfrozen open water.

 

Redhead (Aythya americana)2547ARedhead (Aythya americana)2547ARedhead (Aythya americana),male and females.
Spring migration is a great time to visit The Pymatuning Hartstown Complex. Many different species of ducks and other wetland birds can be found here.
It is listed as an Important Bird Area in Western Pennsylvania. USA

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Redhead (Aythya americana) 2568Redhead (Aythya americana) 2568Redhead (Aythya americana) male, Spring migration is a great time to visit The Pymatuning Hartstown Complex. Many different species of ducks and other wetland birds can be found here.
It is listed as an Important Bird Area in Western Pennsylvania. USA

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My Image used on "The Wildlife Society website. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/my-image-used-on-the-wildlife-society-website  

 

My Sandhill Crane image used on The Wildlife Society Pennsylvania Chapter: homepage.

Image Taken at the Pennsy, Black, & Celery Swamps - State Game Lands 151 & 284 -http://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/pennsy-black-celery-swamps-state-game-lands-151-284

Visit the PA Wildlife Society Website at:

http://wildlife.org/pennsylvania-chapter/

 

 

Pennsylvania Wildlife Society.Pennsylvania Wildlife Society.Pennsylvania Wildlife Society, my image used for website.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/red-bellied-woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker just before a cold front in Western Pennsylvania.

Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) 2223Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus) 2223Red-bellied Woodpecker-(Melanerpes carolinus), male, Western Pennsylvania. December

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Pennsylvania Black Bear https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/pennsylvania-black-bear This Black Bear showed up in my backyard. He proceeded to tear down all of my bird feeders.

And then sat down to survey all his damage.

He was quite pleased with himself.

 

Black Bear   (Ursus americanus)  1846Black Bear (Ursus americanus) 1846Black Bear (Ursus americanus) tearing apart bird feeders in a Western Pennsylvania back yard.

Black Bear  (Ursus americanus) 1866Black Bear (Ursus americanus) 1866Black Bear (Ursus americanus) tearing apart bird feeders in a Western Pennsylvania back yard.

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Field Sparrow - with food for nestlings https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/field-sparrow---with-food-for-nestlings Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1499Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1499Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) near nest site. Western Pennsylvania

This little sparrow made several trips to the nest while I observed him.

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Male Hairy Woodpecker feeding nestlings. Geneva Swamp Area, Western Pennsylvania.

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Tree Swallow - male https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/tree-swallow---male This image was taken at Shenango Reservoir, in Western Pennsylvania.

 

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Palm Warbler - fall plumage - Western Pennsylvania https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/palm-warbler---fall-plumage---western-pennsylvania Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)-fall plumage-9501Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)-fall plumage-9501Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) fall plumage. Western Pennsylvania in overgrown field near wetlands.

Palm Warbler during fall migration, Western Pennsylvania

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My Wood Thrush Image - Featured on Cornell Lab of Ornithology - All About Birds https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/wood-thrush---featured-on-cornell-lab-of-ornithology-website Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)My Wood Thrush image was chosen to be featured on the Cornell Lab Of Ornithology, All About Birds section.

My Wood Thrush image is featured on the Cornell Labs - All About Birds section -  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush/id

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Nesting Season https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/nesting-season Northern Flicker - Yellow-shafted form.

This male was peeking out of its nest site.

The female was in a nearby tree.

 

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)8526Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)8526Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), yellow-shafted form. Western Pennsylvania. At nest site.

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Baltimore Oriole - male https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/baltimore-oriole---male Baltimore Oriole at my backyard feeder.

 

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Northern Cardinal - female https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/northern-cardinal---female Female Northern Cardinal was in the company of a male, showing signs of courting.

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Tundra Swans https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/3/tundra-swans This pair of Tundra Swans were  seen at the Geneva Marsh in

Western Pennsylvania. During spring migration.

 

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Northern Cardinal https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/northern-cardinal Northern Cardinal, scanning the ground for a tasty morsel.

 

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American Tree Sparrow - eating winter grasses https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/american-tree-sparrow---eating-winter-grasses I found this little American Tree Sparrow along the edge of a field. He was eating seeds from the uncut field.

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White-throated Sparrow - (Zonotrichia albicollis) tan morph https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/white-throated-sparrow---zonotrichia-albicollis-tan-morph

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Northern Mockingbird https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/northern-mockingbird Northern Mockingbird, in November, Western Pennsylvania.

Northern  Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos)-6826Northern Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos)-6826Northern Mockingbird,( Mimus polyglottos), Western Pennsylvania. foraging in November.

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Eastern Towhee, eating dogwood berries. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/eastern-towhee-eating-dogwood-berries Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 5916Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 5916Eastern Towhee,(Pipilo erythrophthalmus), fall plumage, Western Pennsylvania.

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White-crowned Sparrow, in fall, first winter plumage https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/10/sparrow-in-fall White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) -5675White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) -5675White-crowned Sparrow, first winter, Western Pennsylvania. Fall

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Red Squirrel https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/red-squirrel  

 

 

Red Squirrel was gathering nuts from nearby trees and burying them in the woods. He stopped just below my foot to check me out.

 

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 5526American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) 5526Red Squirrel, (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) -, western Pennsylvania, early fall

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Turkey babies in Western Pennsylvania https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/turkey-babies-in-western-pennsylvania These little babies were checking out my hummingbird feeder outside my

kitchen window.

 

 

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)Wild Turkey Poults, Western Pennsylvania. Summer

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First Veery of Spring https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/5/first-veery-of-spring While walking my woods I came across this very tame Veery, he 

hopped the trail in front of me catching bugs and watching

planes fly over.

 

 

Veery, (Catharus fuscescens)-3576Veery, (Catharus fuscescens)-3576Veery, (Catharus fuscescens), Western Pennsylvania, During spring migration.

 

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Chickadee saying Prayers before dinner. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/1/chickadee-saying-prayers-before-dinner I had to laugh when I saw this little chickadee eating peanuts. He looked

like he was bowing his head to say prayers before eating.

 

 

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Baltimore Oriole - nestlings https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/8/baltimore-oriole---nestlings These little guys were waiting for mom to bring in more bugs for dinner.

 

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1962

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Spotted Sandpiper https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/spotted-sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper seen near a small wetlands.

 

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Singing Red-eyed Vireo https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/singing-red-eyed-vireo Vireo sang all morning in the Allegheny National Forest, in Pennsylvania

 

Red-eyed Vireo, singing

 

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Pennsylvania Gobbler -Digital Art https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/pennsylvania-gobbler--digital-art Gobblers strutting their stuff in Western Pennsylvania.

 

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Garter Snake https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/garter-snake  

 

Spotted first Garter Snake of Spring, Western Pennsylvania.

 

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(© Janet M.Heintz) Pennsylvania garter snake https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/garter-snake Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:07:08 GMT
Winter Wren https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/winter-wren My first  Winter Wren of spring. This little guy was by a stream popping in and out of the weeds.

 

 

 

 

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1003

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Chipmunk in the Snow https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/chipmunk-in-the-snow This little chipmunk had a rude awakening here in Pennsylvania. There was an early spring snow storm. 

He was making a little tunnel through the yard to get to my bird feeder. 

 

Chipmunk in the Snow

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Common Redpolls https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/common-redpolls First Redpolls ever seen by me. Were hanging out with some goldfinches at the feeder. 

 

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White-tailed Deer https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/white-tailed-deer Deer waiting for me to finish filling my bird feeders. 

 

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Pine Siskins Arrive in Western Pennsylvania https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/12/pine-siskins-arrive-in-western-pennsylvania It has been a while since I have seen these cute little birds of the north. Back in 2009 was the last time any siskins were at my feeders. They love thistle seed and chatter away while eating. 

Very happy to have them back if only for a little while. 

Pine Siskin, (Spinus pinus).

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Swamp Sparrows Migrating https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/10/swamp-sparrows-migrating The Swamp Sparrows are migrating through my neck of the woods

I rarely see these little birds in the summer. They like to hang out on the cattails that are wilting after our first

frost. 

 

 

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New batch of Turkey poults https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/8/new-batch-of-turkey-poults Wild Turkey -Poult New Turkey poult, Western Pennsylvania

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park. https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/great-smoky-mountains-national-park  

 

Just got back from a great motorcycle trip to Smoky Mountains. The weather was so so, but the scenery was spectacular.

Here are a few images from the trip. 

 

 

 

Water Rock Knob

 

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Wood Thrush Image - Featured on Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Website https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/3/wood-thrush-image Check out my Wood Thrush image on Cornell Lab's 

All About Birds section. 

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush/id/ac

He sang and sang all morning in the woods

near my house. Not paying any

attention to me, I just sat on a stump close to him

and captured some nice images.

 

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Ducks And Geese Arriving - Spring 2012 https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/2/ducks-and-geese-arriving---spring-2012 Hooded Mergansers have begun arriving in my area. 

They are secretive and will flush easily. If you sit

quietly near your local pond at this time of year you are likely to see them. 

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(© Janet M.Heintz) Hooded Merganser ducks https://jheintzphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/2/ducks-and-geese-arriving---spring-2012 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:05:07 GMT