Here are two quick pictures of Holly, an adorable and mischievous kitten I had the pleasure of photographing. She was much more interested in running around and hiding under the couch than she was in getting her pictures taken! She did eventually settle down enough to get some “relaxing” shots.
Holly was found in the woods as a stray but quickly became very friendly and loving to her new family. She shares a home with her parents and three big brothers (one human, one canine, one feline).
An afternoon walk at Jacobsburg State Park to look for some Spring migrants, started and ended with a wonderful find… the Ovenbird. The Ovenbird is a small warbler that breeds in Pennsylvania (and many other surrounding states). It’s song, a loud “teacher, teacher, teacher”, can easily heard throughout the forests, but the bird itself is often difficult to get a glimpse of. I was lucky this past Wednesday when at the end of my walk (after hearing several right when I got out of my car and throughout the walk) I could hear two birds calling nearby, just off the edge of the trail. Finally after scanning the area with and without binoculars, I caught sight of one of these beautiful birds and was able to quickly capture a few nice images.
I also came across this poem about the Ovenbird, written by one of my favorite poets. Enjoy.