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For the past three decades, Rick Marsi's name has become synonymous with excellence in the following fields:

 

  • Visually stunning slide programs on nature and travel
  • Guided nature walks that educate and inspire
  • Professionally escorted nature tours in the USA and beyond

 

Purchase Rick's books and photos, hire him as a speaker for your next meeting or special event, or engage him to lead you on a guided nature walk.

Available for sale here now...

Rick's new book of nature

essays, "Log Cabin Year",

48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Marsi

Click on the book cover to view sample pages

 

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Listing of March sightings in "Diary"
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Click on a feature at left - "Bonus Content" - for a look at recent photos taken close to home
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Early Spring in Delaware and Virginia
I just spent a week photographing wildlife at three national wildlife refuges: Bombay Hook and Prime Hook in Delaware, and Chincoteague in Virginia. Here are some favorite images from the trip...

At least a dozen Robins were in and out of this holly tree, gorging on abundant fruit. I watched this bird make the "grab," as photographed here, and the "gulp" in photo below.
 



So special in this photo of a male Bufflehead is the iridescent purple and green on its plumage.


Hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls follow a tractor as its discs turn up soil, exposing worms and other food items to hungry opportunists.


These raptors once were know as Marsh Hawks. Now they're called Northern Harriers. This one is exhibiting classic harrier hunting behavior: hovering low over the ground, hoping its presence will frighten a mouse into running.


Here's another hovering Harrier, showing the tell-tale white patch at the base of the tail that all Harriers (male, female, juvenile) display.


Photos by Rick Marsi
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