Tag: Northern Cardinal

Can’t Win ‘Em All

The tongue-beak dexterity of this female Northern Cardinal is quite impressive. Birds that crack open seeds and nuts have a very well developed tongue. I know this from having parrots as pets. A parrot’s tongue is a powerful muscle. It feels more like a… Continue Reading “Can’t Win ‘Em All”

Couple Up cardinals!

The number of species that spend the winter here on our property isn’t very extensive. Many that do winter here will leave for more northerner areas to breed. But, the Northern Cardinal is here all year long. Recently, I’ve heard the males begin to… Continue Reading “Couple Up cardinals!”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”

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”

It’s A Boy! I think.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to film a female Purple Finch at the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow. You can read about that HERE. While this is a year when it was more possible than other years, it was still an unlikely event… Continue Reading “It’s A Boy! I think.”

THREE Minutes of Avian Delight

The sun was shining and I had filled the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow with black sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and peanuts. It didn’t take long before the “Usuals” showed up to receive my offerings. It was a glorious day – partly because… Continue Reading “THREE Minutes of Avian Delight”

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”

Camo – No Camo

This is a Song Sparrow. They are sweet, little birds that stick around all winter. In the summertime, true to their name, they sing…. let me rephrase that, THEY SING! But, in winter, unless I look very closely, I would completely miss them. Rather… Continue Reading “Camo – No Camo”

No Gloves!

After many days of flurries, freezing rain and more rain… finally the sun came. All was well with the world…well, except for the mud. I hate the mud. If I didn’t have several dogs that required time outdoors (in the mud), I wouldn’t have… Continue Reading “No Gloves!”

The Eyes Have It

I have a friend who asks the same question each time he seems impressed with one of my photos. “Did you get a new lens?” I still have the same lens (300 mm zoom) that I’ve had since I first created this Blog. But,… Continue Reading “The Eyes Have It”