Tag: white-crowned sparrow

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”

A DOZEN SPARROWS

Before I started traveling about our property in search of the wildlife that makes a living or simply drops by for a visit here, I really didn’t know about the variety of bird species that use the resources we have on our acreage. In… Continue Reading “A DOZEN SPARROWS”

Disheveled

Poor little Carolina Wren is getting a bit tousled by the intense wind as she clings to the branch of a small shrub and attempts to do a bit of preening. I’m happy to have captured these images. When I first saw movement in… Continue Reading “Disheveled”

Sparrows Under Glass

It’s too cold. Too cold to let the dogs outside for more than a few minutes. Too cold to drive to town without preparing for a serious emergency. Too cold for birds. Oh, the birds. It’s so cold for those tiny little creatures that,… Continue Reading “Sparrows Under Glass”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

Fruit, Nuts and Worms

I have become increasingly smitten with the White-crowned Sparrows that seem to be sticking around for the winter. They are outrageously photogenic – which for me means they sit still while I get the shot in focus! Their feathers of many colors also result… Continue Reading “Fruit, Nuts and Worms”

Art

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”