Tag: Northern Cardinal

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”

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”

Hard To Get

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!”

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”