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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 capture on camera this year finally in 2020!

I have been out for past few days,  to see if the osprey is returning to my neighborhood pond lately. I have-not seen it in awhile but it was at my neighborhood pond a few times last week, so I took the advantage of getting photographs of it this spring .

I have always been trying to get pictures of it hunting here in my neighborhood pond and my goal this spring is to get pictures of it hunting this year at my neighborhood pond and catching and carrying a fish away so hopefully I will catch it this year doing it finally here at my pond across the street from me.

The water turtles at my neighborhood pond are very active now which is very good thing for this spring.

I am getting new pictures of them this year compared to the years past. I am having a blast doing that as well.

I have been capturing a ton of song birds as well since they are finally returning back to this area.

I captured this Red Bellied Woodpecker at my neighborhood pond when it was during sunset conditions. It was a very interesting sunset that night.

This is white breasted nuthatch that I also photographed at my neighborhood pond that afternoon during sunset conditions. I had the advantage of getting it doing pecking on the tree limb which was very cool to photograph.

This is a juvenile Bald Eagle which I photographed at Jordan Lake with my mentor, who probably wondering what I am posting about on my blog finally. But hahaha! I am going to make a big post today on the spring!

We also saw a Great Blue Heron along with many other species at Jordan Lake that day, which I will get into in this post about the spring.

This is a pair of Brown Headed Nuthatches Male and Female together we took pictures of at Jordan Lake that Day.

I got a really good picture of the female chewing away at tree stump while we were there as well.

Here is the Female Brown Nuthatch enjoying its time on the tree chewing away at the bark for its home.

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather like I am .


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