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Happy Earth Day!

heavenlyflight

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This flight of birds going toward heaven seemed to me to be a great way to reflect on Earth Day and appreciate the beauty of nature. I took the photo over Holland, Michigan during a sunset. Here’s a link to a story about some of my work including this image: http://the-re-view.org/jeffrey-foltice/

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Colorful Bird

Starling

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This colorful bird enjoyed its perch at the top of a pine tree this morning. It had a great view under the blue skies of Southwest Michigan. Temperatures should reach over 70 degrees today here :)

Brown Thrasher

Brown

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Brown Thrasher exposed from its normal covering of shrubbery. It was enjoying the warm sun this morning in Southwest Michigan. A short time later it went back to the cover where it was impossible to see.

Connecting with Nature

DeerLooking

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I had a moment of connection with this deer as it paused this morning near a wetland area in Grand Haven, Michigan. It seemed calm and peaceful with its tail down as it looked at me and just walked into the brush moments later. The sun was low in the sky, providing a pleasing angle of light on the beautiful animal.

Easter Bunny

EasterBunny

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This little bunny chose a perfect time to come out and enjoy some early morning sunshine on this Easter Sunday. I found it as I went out this morning visiting a wetland area of Grand Haven, Michigan. Temperatures should pass 70 today in West Michigan with lots of sunshine :)

A Touch of Yellow

Yellow_Warbler

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I’m looking forward to seeing more Yellow Warblers come back to West Michigan in a few weeks. I photographed this one as it sang last May in a nearby wooded area. It looks like it will finally feel more like Spring as the temperatures approach 70 this weekend in West Michigan :)

Sleepy Owl

Snowy

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I enjoyed photographing this sleepy Snowy Owl. It was stretching its claws while standing on a concrete drainage structure in a field where it hunted. This Snowy could probably win the cutest bird of prey contest if there were such a thing, lol :)

Dive of the Red Tail

DIVE

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I never tire of photographing Red Tailed Hawks. They are amazing birds of prey. Their distinctive red tail can vary in brightness and tone from cinnamon-red to darker shades. I caught the moment this one started to dive under the blue skies of Michigan.

Sing Proudly

SingingProudly

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this little bird singing proudly at the top of a tree today under a clear blue Spring sky in Holland, Michigan. I’m not sure what type of bird it is, maybe someone will comment as to what they think? This is the first day it’s really felt like Spring to me this year :)

Remnants of Winter

RemnantsOfWinter

Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Some of Winter’s snow remained today in a wetland area of Holland, Michigan. I found this Great Blue Heron there amidst the reeds and melting snow. It was feeling like Spring as temperatures approached 50F (10C) in West Michigan with tomorrow expected to reach 60F (15.55C). (click on the image to see an enlarged more detailed view)

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