Archive | April 2012

Reflecting Swan

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this swan in Kent County, Michigan today, floating along with its reflection on the water.

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Colorful Birds

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I spotted this pair of yellow finches and was fortunate to capture them in flight today in Kent County, Michigan.

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Eagle Flight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I was fortunate to find this American Bald Eagle today, and happy to be in position the moment it hurled itself into the West Michigan sky.

A Pattern of Nature

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The head of a dandelion forms an interesting pattern with hundreds of florets, which are tiny flowers that form a collective flower head, with seed heads on the bottom. There were countless more of these dandelions throughout West Michigan today, and I’m sure there will be more in the near future.

Mourning Dove

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I caught this moment of the Mourning Dove just before she flew back to her nest today, after I photographed the two eggs that were there.

Mourning Dove Nest with Eggs

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I photographed this Mourning Dove nest with its two eggs today. I’ve never seen one before. It was quite a bit smaller than the Eagle’s Nest I found yesterday :)

Snake in the Grass

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I ran across this Eastern Hognose snake while visiting the Riley Trails natural area in Ottawa County, Michigan today. It was about 3 feet long and on the ground among the pine needles. The pattern and coloring of it’s scales were very interesting as seen in this close up view.

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Red Admiral on a Yellow Flower

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Red Admiral yesterday enjoying the nectar from a yellow flower.

Duck Soup

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I caught this flock of ducks yesterday near Sunset in West Michigan on a windy, blue sky kind of day.

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Minding the Eagle’s Nest

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this mother American Bald Eagle minding her large nest today in Western Michigan. A typical Eagle’s nest weighs about 2,000 pounds, but there have been reports that they can reach almost 6,000 pounds!

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