What I am thankful for......

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (Happy Turkey Day!)!!!!!

While I am sucker for the Holiday season it is nice to live in a country where we have a national holiday of giving thanks (that may or may not involve celebrating putting food in other food...).

Much like everyone I am thankful for my friends, family, and girlfriend.  They have been very supportive of this company.  I am thankful for nature (Mother Earth), especially all the amazing wildlife I have been able to photograph that shared such amazing moments that I was honored to capture.  I am thankful for all the amazing nature photographers I have met through mutual passion that have become dear friends.  I am thankful for my heroes-  who inspire me to continue striving for excellence.

It's those moments that define the good life for me.  Let me share a recent occurrence :  Last Saturday I received a report that one of my favorite song birds, the Snow Bunting, was hanging out not too far from my home.  I asked my mother to accompany me on an early morning trip to find the bird.  After a long time of searching, the light became too harsh, and we called it a morning.  No more than 2 hours later did I receive another report that the bird had been seen about an hour after we left.  I luckily (as I will get into soon) convinced my mother to return with me for an evening search.  No more than 20 minutes after we arrived did my mother (who had never seen this bird before) spot this wonderful avian brother.  The Snow Bunting was quite tame and became very comfortable with our presence.  We spent about an hour with the bird in great evening light.  We decided to call it an evening as the sun went down and allow the handsome bird to continue his search for food.  

It's moments like these I'm thankful for.  Not only did we watch and photograph such an amazing bird, it was a moment I was able to share with my mother.  It was my mother who spotted it after all!

So Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Enjoy this wonderful day.  Stay tuned as I have some very big news to announce in the next week or so.

 Snow Bunting in winter plumage.  A wonderful bird!

Snow Bunting in winter plumage.  A wonderful bird!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!