Friday, December 31, 2010

Cedar Waxwings in Downtown Plymouth

My dad spotted a large flock of cedar waxwings in downtown Plymouth on Christmas Day. I was fortunate that they were in the same area the next day. There were approximately 100 of them. They were mixed in with starlings, robins and an ocassional cardinal. They would stage in a large oak tree. Then about 20-30 at a time would swoop upon a cherry bush. Each bird would eat two or three cherries and then fly back to the oak when the next wave arrived. Sometimes they would pick a cherry, toss it in the air and swallow it! In a very short time, the birds had stripped the tree of thousands of cherries. They were preparing for the big storm we had last week.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glacier National Park Workshop 2011

I am proud to announce that I will be leading a week long, Mass Audubon photography workshop in Glacier National Park, Montana. Glacier is described by many as the crown jewel of the national park system. It is also nicknamed the "Alps of the West." Glacier is simply a stunning landscape teeming with wildlife. Photographic opportunities abound in this vibrant wilderness.

In addition to the national park, we will visit the Blackfeet Reservation, where we will stay overnight in tipis! I hope you will join me for an oustanding summer adventure in the American west.

Please read the details from the Mass Audubon website below

Sat, Jul 30, 2011 - Sat, Aug 06, 2011
Location: Montana
Instructors: Greg Lessard - Photographer; John Galluzzo - Adult Education Coordinator, South Shore Sanctuaries
Audience: Adult
Fee: Adults $1575.00m/ $1750.00nm
Registration is required.

Fresh from their triumphant journey to Cadillac Mountain, Otter Cliffs and the majesty of Maine's Acadia National Park, photographer Greg Lessard and our own John Galluzzo are set to move west, to capture the natural beauty of Glacier National Park. Our seven-day tour through the park will feature visits to Lake MacDonald and St. Mary's Falls, a run up the Going to the Sun Road and to the Blackfeet Tipi Village. We'll seek sunrises, sunsets, mountains, mustangs, the great wild mammals of the west and hundreds of species of birds and wildflowers. The trip price includes lodging, ground transportation, some meals, a boat trip on Swiftcurrent Lake and private photography instruction from Greg. Contact us for a full itinerary!

Instructions and Directions: Single supplement available for $390.
Register by phone: with a credit card by calling 781-837-9400.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Calendar Signing and Print Winner

We sold a lot of 2011 Thompson Street calendars today at Maria's in Middleboro. I was thrilled to meet so many new people and see a bunch of old friends! Thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar and showed their support for Thompson Street. It was a pleasure to spend time chatting with all of you!

As part of the day's events we held a raffle for a print of one of this year's calendar photos. The winner of the raffle was Cyndy Mattie!

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this event so great!

Red Faced Screech Owl

Today I co-led an owl prowl with John Galluzzo for the the Mass Audubon Society. We went to Duxbury Beach to look for snowy and short eared owls. Instead we saw seals, a razorbill, long tailed ducks, red breasted merganzers, eiders and loons among others. On the return trip in Marshfield, we saw a red faced screech owl. This owl was very calm and didn't mind posing for a photo! I have tried photographing screech owls before with little success. They are often very skiddish. It was a thrill to spend some time with this owl!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Radio Show Interview

Ed Rand, the host of Middleboro Midday inteviewd me this evening. He had read about the Thompson Street calendar signing in the Middleboro Gazette and wanted to know more about my photography. Ed asked me many questions about my photographs and about my commitment to help raise awareness for the need to preserve Thompson Street. The interview will air at approximately 12:15 on Friday. The station is WVBF 1530AM.
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