As I mentioned in yesterdays blog the House Sparrow has taken over my feeders. My most frequent visitor used to be the American Goldfinch but they have almost dissapeared from my feeders over the last month.
Bird photography is a bit iffy sometimes. Actually most of the shots are not worth keeping. Here are a few near misses from the past several weeks.
When it snows the birds turn up at my feeders. More winter bird photography can be found on my website.
We recently had our first winter snow storm. I spent the day photographing birds at my feeders.
In between our fall trips I managed to get a few bird photos on the farm.
I have a large number of birds currently visiting my feeder. Earlier in the fall the American Goldfinches had all but disappeared but they are back in large numbers and eating me out of house and home.
I also have a large number of Black-capped Chickadees visiting the feeder.
My Neurotic female North American Cardinal is also back. This spring she started banging on my basement windows. It went on until I covered them with paper. She turned up again after the last batch of babies fledged and she had lost all of the feathers on her head. This fall she is back banging on my basement windows again.
I have a number of birds at my feeders.
We had a nice snowstorm last week and I spend part of the day photographing the birds at my feeder. It was difficult early in the morning because of the low light levels but it lightened up later in the day while continuing to snow.
This winter started out so warm that some of the winter birds that frequent my feeders were not around. These are the usual suspects that were around.
Yes we had had snow although the grass is very green as we approach Christmas. It has been a strange year. We have had some beautiful snow falling several times this winter. On a couple of occasions it has been very large flakes. I love to photograph birds when it snows out. It can be a little tricky because I’m usually working with very low light conditions. It sometimes takes a lot of shots to get a keeper.