The lousy weather lately has made it a little difficult to get out with the camera. I did manage to get another good one of a female cardinal the other day.
This female cardinal was keeping a wary eye on me as it ate at the feeder. They are usually less cautious than the males but this one was being careful. It also had to share with the chickadee flying in from behind.
The goldfinches are in full summer color now. It was a beautiful, warm morning and I had seven of these clustered around the feeder.
This is during the light snow we had last week. It will just be a few weeks and these guys will be putting on their bright summer color. Looking forward to it. My best photos are available at Etsy, Fine art America, and Redbubble. Links … Continue readingGoldfinch in last weeks snow
I finally got a picture of a Bluejay. They are very shy around my house. I can sit out with the camera and the other birds will return after a few minutes but not the Bluejays. I guess the cold and snow made them a … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 27 2019
The tufted titmouse is one of my favorite little birds. They dart around constantly and can be hard to photograph. The snow and cold hasn’t slowed them down very much. Several of them are at the feeders almost constantly. Taking turns with the chickadees and … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 20 2019
The snow yesterday made the cardinals really stand out. They are bright spots of color that make the dark winter days much easier to bear. The snow makes them much more tolerant of my presence. There were five or six hanging around yesterday.
My wife has always told me that when you see a cardinal it is someone from heaven coming to say hi. If that’s true we have been getting a lot of heavenly visitors lately. The male cardinals really stand out in winter. They tend to … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Nov 25 2018
Not much of a chance to get out with the camera this week but I did manage to catch this cardinal under the feeder.
The cardinals have recovered from molt and are looking good for winter. The colder weather has them very active near the feeders. The cardinal was selected by school children in 1929 to be the state bird in Illinois. It is also the state bird of … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Oct 21 2018