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Category Archives: Birds

Just as we were leaving Crex Meadows we encountered a pair of Ring-necked Ducks that were posing for photos.

 

When I find a bird I want to photograph I usually start taking photos as soon as I see it. I then try to move closer taking more photographs as I move. Normally the bird fly before I get really close but this Tree Swallow continued to pose for photograph as I moved closer. I had my lens fully extended for all of the shots.

 

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks returned several weeks ago and the females have now also returned. There a lot of them hanging out around the feeders. The seem to like the black sunflower seeds and the grape jelly.

 

I had two Baltimore Orioles at my feeder this morning.

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

It snowed almost all day so I manage to capture quite a few cardinal photos.

 

House Sparrows started showing up at my feeders a few years ago. I think they came over from the neighbors farm.

Occasionally Blue Jays will turn up at my feeder.

 

Nothing brings cardinals to the feeder like a good snowfall.

 

A few shots from the farm this past week.

Black-capped chickadee

Blue Jay

Dark-eyed-Junco

Black Squirrels have become quite common in western Wisconsin. However, this is the first one I’ve seen on the farm.

Black Squirrel

The Dark-eyed Juncos have been around all winter.