2016 birds - a few of my fav's.It's been a while. I have to say that 2016 was a bit of a difficult year for me, starting with chemo and ending with a knee replacement. Recuperation is going very well and I am hoping that soon, I will be out taking photos again.Meanwhile, I will post some of my 2016 photo fav's, starting with 2016 birds that I like. Many of these have been posted on Facebook or Instagram so it may be a repeat for some of you. Hopefully, you will enjoy them the ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Birds–"a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly". Birds come in many shapes & sizes and are a great photography subject.
Northern Cardinals have invaded our backyard lately. Don't get me wrong, an invasion of this type of bird is most welcome. The only problem is that I stand at the window taking photos WAY too often. :-) In the last few weeks, we had red streaks flying all over the yard. So pretty!!All of the photos below were taken from the kitchen window, through the glass (the dirty glass, I might add). So – how many northern cardinals do you see in the tree in the photo below? At the time that ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
The Northern Mockingbird can be a pesky bird but I love photographing them. This one had just come out of the birdbath and the antics that followed were interesting to watch. I guess there is a lot more to drying feathers than we humans know. I snapped photos of this one for at least fifteen minutes before it decided it was dry enough to take off. This post is to share the mockingbird antics with you. Why, if you check closely, I think there is one photo where he is sticking his tongue ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
Last week, I took this photo of a male Blue Grosbeak at Pungo Lake, NC. Mr. B and I had taken a drive to the lake in search of bears for me to photograph. It really wasn't a great day for finding a bear and I knew that going in, but you never know. BTW, I saw one - a long distance from me so not able to get a photo. Now, back to this Blue Grosbeak. We were riding the roads hoping to see a bear and noticed a lot of birds flying over a field of corn. They were singing a flitting about ... Click to continue reading & see more photos
An American Bald Eagle was released today at Possumwood Acres, a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Hubert, NC. The eagle had been rehabilitated by Cape Fear Raptor Center, which is located in Rocky Point, NC. The eagle was brought to Possumwood for release because it had been found on nearby Cape Lejeune and they are hoping that it would find its way back "home".We arrived early so that we could park a bit closer. I had been to Possumwood a while back and knew that parking ... Click to continue reading & see more photos