Posts Tagged ‘feather’

First look Photo: New Lens, Last Chance

October 11, 2017

I was hoping to get a 300 mm lens before the egrets left for the season, and it looks like I got that chance.
This is a morning shot of a great egret hunting for food.

The Great Egret

Photo Friday: Taking Flight

August 25, 2017

There’s no doubt great egrets are beautiful, but with a wingspan of 1.7 meters they look even more amazing.

Taking off

First Look Photo: End of the Line

August 23, 2017

I love those photographs that show the natural world interacting with the human world. It amazes me how nature has adapted to changes humans have brought into their areas, like this bird sparrow on an end of railroad tracks.

End of the Line

Photo Friday: Modeling Bird

July 28, 2017

This catbird decided to pose for my camera.  They are good singers as well; all night long.

Posing Catbird

Photo Friday: White Breasted Nuthatch

June 30, 2017

These birds are small, and members of the woodpecker family.  usually they don’t let me get so close, but this one was as curious about me, as I was about it.

White Breasted Nuthach

First look Photo: Cute little Bird

June 14, 2017

I found this little guy on a bird bath.

Finch

Photo Friday: A Little Snowy Egret

May 5, 2017

This is the time of the year when snowy egrets start migrating in this part of the country.  They are beautiful, and their bodies are about the size of a seagull.  Today’s shot is of the first one I’ve seen this year.

Snowy Egret

Photo Friday: Full Color, Full Voice

April 21, 2017

The brilliant male cardinals have been going at the mating game, and all I hear when I walk outside is that familiar call of spring.

Hanging around

Photo Friday: First Signs

March 10, 2017

Every year, towards the end of Winter, I look for certain signs that the warm up is on the way.  The first of these signs is the sound of the cardinal.  Most of the year, it is a short peep, but right before the warm up it changes to a beautiful song used to attract a mate.

Today’s picture is of a cardinal in the middle of its call.

Singing Cardinal

First Look Photo: Resting Hawk

February 1, 2017

Today’s photo is of a red tailed hawk I see every morning on the path home.  I figure it is just waking up when I get out of work, and it flew off right after I got this shot.

resting-hawk