Category: Images

Dark-eyed Junco

These cuties spend their summer breeding season up in Canada. They come home to our neck of the woods in winter. These are the first two I have seen this season. Viewing the top picture, I am always happy when a bird lands in… Continue Reading “Dark-eyed Junco”

Scoundrels

When you hear the term “invasive species” you may think of Burmese Pythons living in the Florida Everglades as a result of intention releases or escapes of pet snakes into the somewhat fragile, one-of-a-kind ecosystem. The subtropical wetlands are currently found nowhere else on… Continue Reading “Scoundrels”

Bees versus Birds

Yesterday, I posted about the House Finches that stopped by to enjoy the fresh fruit I hung in a tree. I retained a few photos to present in this post, in order to share the talent of one of the finches. When I first… Continue Reading “Bees versus Birds”

An Apple a Day

There’s a apple tree out by the old barn that bears quite a bit of fruit. When they are ripe, I often pluck one off the tree as I am traveling around looking for birds and other wildlife. Last year I noticed that some… Continue Reading “An Apple a Day”

Rare Find!

After months of not seeing or even hearing birds – at least not at the same level as last year this time – today was a stellar day. I will post some photos of the few other species I saw today, but this post… Continue Reading “Rare Find!”

Snow Birds

As the summer avian residents depart for the tropics, it gets very quiet outdoors around here, both in sound (the birds’ songs) and visually. I can move through an area and not scare up a bird. Just as I am starting to feel a… Continue Reading “Snow Birds”

Cattails & Blackbirds

Sometimes the backdrop for a photo is as pleasing as the actual subject. I feel that way about these photos of a female Red-winged blackbird that flew into the stand of cattails near the west end of our pond. Cattails are synonymous to swampy… Continue Reading “Cattails & Blackbirds”

Old Guy Pelican

I’ve been away from this Blog for a while. I was preparing for and then participating in our 20 year anniversary trip to the panhandle of Florida. While on vacation, I wasn’t able to capture as many images as I had expected – mostly… Continue Reading “Old Guy Pelican”

..Then Autumn Slowly Glides In

I live where seasons are distinct and vibrant. Winter is introduced by shortened days that beg for hearty soups and the annual search for mittens and wool hats. Just as the gray, dreary days begin to consume winter’s snowy enchantment, Spring arrives with tender… Continue Reading “..Then Autumn Slowly Glides In”

Predator

I have mentioned in the past that I enjoy filming the flycatcher species of birds because they make a photographer’s job fairly easy. It’s not uncommon for a bird to sit on a wire (usually in a fairly open space) and wait for a… Continue Reading “Predator”