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Right Sunrise conditions at Jordan Lake plus good birds

Today I did a sunrise shot with my photography mentor who seemed to be chimping some open his photos today.




This is a Great Blue Heron I took during the sunrise at Jordan Lake Today. We spotted a pair of them doing territorial stand offs which was impressive to photograph today as well.

This was the when the territorials between the two Great Blue Herons were fighting between which territory belonged to them. I got many good shots of this.


This is also a pair of Black Voltures that seemed to be enjoying this beautiful morning grooming and just hanging around the side of Jordan Lake which I also got many shots of them doing their grooming styles for the day.


The other photos I got included a swallowtail butterfly, bees  and a new stump I got there today.
Here is a bee on the same flower that before the swallowtail was on.
Heres the swallowtail on flower that the bee was on.



And here's one of my stumps at Jordan Lake I photographed today and AL D is not allowed to pictures of this stump an…
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Its that Summer Feeling Again

I am back again from extensive break from the blog for the spring.


Today, I went out to adventure to my neighborhood pond to see what I could find while I explored and photographed many different wildlife that resides in my neighborhood pond including 2 pairs of Geese and goslings which are at the adult stage now , Northern Water Snake and Green Snake which the last time I saw Green Snake was in 2015.






This is a Rough green snake. The latin name for the green snake is Opheodrys aestivus. The Rough Green Snake can be found in the southeastern part of the United States and it resides here, in North Carolina.

This is a Northern Water Snake which I also photographed and got some video clips of this water snake today as well at my neighborhood pond today.

The latin name for the Northern Water Snake is Nerodia Sipdeon. I was amazed at how many video clips and photographs I got of this Northern Water Snake today.





Finally, We have the Canadian Geese and Goslings, which I also got to photograph…

Hatching of Prey Mantis!!

Hey Hey its AL back with an exciting news from my house today!  I have successfully, I have had 1 prey mantis egg sack today that hatched finally . I put 4 up in February 2020 and one hatched today which was amazing to watch and I got many pictures of them hatching from the egg sack today.


These are chins baby matins that recently had this morning and I got several different shots of them playing with each other after they were born out of the egg sack.








I have been waiting many years for the successfully hatching and it finally happened today! I got some portrait shots of them as well when they emerged from the egg sack as well.



I am looking forward to documenting and photographing the Chinese Mantis in the different life cycles this year and hopefully I get some more hatching pictures this week.






Its spring!

Hey Hey, its Al back from a mental break from the blog. I wanted to let you all know My gym,  O2 Falconbridge, finally closed its doors on St. Patricks Day last week. This corona virus has gotten many people in North Carolina and there's over 300 cases already but back to the spring business on the blog.


As many of you know, spring has already to started here in Central North Carolina Finally. I have been taking the advantage of this warm summer like weather  to  finally go outside because I am not working till how knows when at this rate because of the corona virus.


I have been adventuring out taking many different sights of spring at my neighborhood pond and neighborhood a lot because I can't work for a long time finally.







I got a a molting of a spider finally at sunset conditions a few days back which was very cool to see and I had never photographed a spider in the molting stages before, so this was new for me as a nature photographer .

This was a special moment for me to c…

Birding Story 18

Hey Hey its Al from the birding stories studios just kidding. Let's see what I have picked out for this weeks birding story for number 18, let's see if I can make it all the to birding stories number 52 at the end of year.


It's an Eastern Towhee this week for the birding stories this time around. Do you want to hear who the story goes for this Eastern Male Towhee this week shall we see what the story tells us this week. 
This story goes the eastern male towhee was flying around trying to find a branch to sit on after finding its food for the day at Duke Gardens. It infect did not find food there instead it landed on branch and just stayed on that branch for a long time that's how the story goes. 



Birding Story 17

Hey hey its al with another birding story this week.


Heres how this story goes for this week adventure of birding stories for the week.

The canadian geese decided to fly across from the other side of the pond at my neighborhood near the clubhouse to the other side of the pond near where I am curr

Birding story 16

Hey hey its birding story 16. This a great blue heron that i took at Jordan Lake while my friend Lawson, was visiting me for a few days after he finished working in Maine for 10 months.


Heres how this birding story goes for this week.

The Great Blue Heron at Jordan Lake decided to venture off to a tree branch during sunset conditions to see what he could spot or hunt for during sunset conditions at the lake during that time.


A few seconds later, the great blue heron decided to fly off the branch into the water below to see if there was something for him to catch and indeed there was a fish for him to hunt and capture for his dinner. He caught the fish in the lake during sunset and ate it and went flying off afterwards.