Category: Nature

Are They A Couple?

On November seventeenth, I was thrilled to observe a Belted Kingfisher fly over the pond from the south, and land at the top of a tree on the northeast side of the water. I was able to take a few photos of it, then… Continue Reading “Are They A Couple?”

Birds

The weather hasn’t been as accommodating as it may have been. Rain, high winds and cold temperatures make it challenging to get out to see what’s happening with our avian friends. We were fortunate to get a couple of days of intermittent sun, and… Continue Reading “Birds”

Red – The Color To Welcome The Holidays

The Northern Cardinal remains here all year long. We are so fortunate to have the splash of vivid red through the dreary days of winter. The falling of the Fall foliage now permits us to see the bird in all his glory. Cardinals announce… Continue Reading “Red – The Color To Welcome The Holidays”

What A Cutie!

Check out the hair-do on this Downy Woodpecker. OK. To be honest, there was a stiff breeze and the wind was causing his feathers to ruffle. But, regardless of cause, he’s quite captivating. Don’t you agree? Even from a different position, and a more… Continue Reading “What A Cutie!”

Subdued

I’ve said this before – I am an amateur photographer and a newbie “birder.” Sometimes I evaluate my projects against a standard that I’m trying to reach, rather than for what I actually see before me. Today, I headed out to see what was… Continue Reading “Subdued”

Dine-In or Carry-Out

Before I started to create this post, I had to find out where I stood in the greater scheme of things – wild bird related things, that is. At Wikapedia I read that “Over 55 million Americans over the age of 16 feed wild… Continue Reading “Dine-In or Carry-Out”

New Species

Every time I see a new species of bird on our property, I get excited, and sometimes awestruck. Who knew that birds of all different types would find us? We live in a very rural area surrounded by thousands of acres of land that… Continue Reading “New Species”

Serenity

Because I am usually trying to display a bird’s unique characteristics, I usually crop photos to present just the bird. In reality, the bird is a tiny bit of information in the middle of the photo because typically I have to maintain my distance… Continue Reading “Serenity”

Have a Little Suet With Your seed

I had never heard of a Pine Siskin until earlier this autumn when there was an “irruption” of the species. An irruptive migration is when the species travels further than normal. From what I read, the Pine Siskins came farther south this fall due… Continue Reading “Have a Little Suet With Your seed”

Late Autumn

It was cold today. The wind was fierce. I wore two hats and a hood to remain on the edge of comfort while I sat patiently waiting for a special moment to materialize. It was worth it. Here are my favorites for the day.… Continue Reading “Late Autumn”