Tag: house finch

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday, I went out to the pastures for the first time in seven days. The weather and work commitments had prevented me from getting outdoors. I really needed it. It is truly my happy place, and it offers me almost a meditative experience. The… Continue Reading “Winter Sunshine”

Finch Fun

House Finches comprise a large percentage of the birds that visit the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow. For that reason, they are always available to film. But, for that same reason, sometimes I look elsewhere to aim my camera as I feel like… Continue Reading “Finch Fun”

A Little Sumpin’ Special

I’m someone who believes that I can pretty much accomplish whatever I set out to do. But, I’m also a realist who understands that learning how to stand on water skis isn’t going to happen with the body I have, so I don’t have… Continue Reading “A Little Sumpin’ Special”

Cool Images

I’m coming clean. Back in the day, when I worked in Corporate America, I was a judger. When I walked up to a co-workers cubicle,I tried to refrain from judging. But, sometimes my mind slipped and I would think, “enough already with the kid… Continue Reading “Cool Images”

See Ya!

Catching an image of a beautiful bird and then capturing its exit doesn’t happen very often. But, when it does, it’s worth sharing. BLUE JAY: “Gotta fly!” RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER: Eating suet – “Thanks for the left-overs!” NORTHERN CARDINAL: “Goin’ incognito for a while!” HOUSE… Continue Reading “See Ya!”


Somewhere between the thrill of getting a focused image of a bird I had never seen and today, a transformation has happened. I am still thrilled to encounter a new species and document it through photography. My species total stands at 79 birds I’ve… Continue Reading “Art”


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”

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”

Caught In Flight

It was a lovely, sunny day on November 8, and I took advantage of that natural light to film the birds that had found our new feeding station. It’s located well away from the house, with the hopes that the more “flighty” species might… Continue Reading “Caught In Flight”


A few days ago, Robert and I set up a new bird feeding station out in the north end of the Pond Meadow. I have feeders on my back patio that support some of the more common species like Goldfinches, House Finches, an occasional… Continue Reading “And….Action!”