Tag: Nature photography

Ever Observant

I love the White-crowned sparrows that spend the winter here. Not only are they adorable, little birds but they tend to perch for a moment before moving onto their next activity. That makes them easier to film than some birds. They take the time… Continue Reading “Ever Observant”

Cutie Carolina Wren

As part of the new feeder station that we (aka my husband, Robert) built on my office patio, there’s an old tree trunk that we drilled holes into where suet could be stuffed. As soon as we put it up in place, birds came… Continue Reading “Cutie Carolina Wren”

Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget

A Red-bellied woodpecker and a White-crowned Sparrow arrive at the platform feeder. The Sparrow selects a peanut-suet nugget and shows it off to the Woodpecker. The Woodpecker observes, then selects her own, delicious peanut-nugget. The Sparrow turns to fly away, but drops his nugget… Continue Reading “Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget”

INDIGO

A flash of blue, and it’s gone. The Indigo Bunting is a little bird that moves about quite quickly. They do come to feeders, but I’ve chosen to not put out seed this summer – first because I think we provide ample native seed… Continue Reading “INDIGO”

Ten Days of Snapshots

I’m sharing some of my favorite images from the past ten days. Enjoy! Ruby-throated Hummingbird The number of hummers we have observed at our nectar feeders this year is down significantly from years past. I’m happy that I was able to get a decent… Continue Reading “Ten Days of Snapshots”

A Week of Images

I’ve been busy with normal stuff, but I’ve also had time to go out around the property to see what’s happening. Yet, I just checked and my last blog post was April 8. That’s almost a week ago. I have beautiful things to share,… Continue Reading “A Week of Images”

Natural

We feed wild birds. The goal is to supplement their diet in winter when food is scarce. Additionally, there are times (like the very deep freeze we experienced only a couple of weeks ago) that the energy it might take to secure food exceeds… Continue Reading “Natural”

Lovin’ The Rustic Look

I take pictures, but I’m not really a photographer. I keep the camera setting on auto-focus because I can’t fathom having to do that on my own with the speed and directional changes that birds make. I only minimally understand the lighting “stuff” about… Continue Reading “Lovin’ The Rustic Look”

Obscured

Birds live in trees. I get it. But, why do those branches have to get in the way of a pretty photo? Yesterday, after several days of overcast skies, rain and then snow, I endured the cold in order to take advantage of a… Continue Reading “Obscured”

Grab AND GO

This Red-bellied woodpecker performed her standard routine. Call from across the meadow. Fly to the hedgerow which contains the feeding station. Scan the situation. Make a final approach to a nearby tree top. Swoop in, select, and go! I’ve seen (and filmed) this action… Continue Reading “Grab AND GO”