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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.

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

The Song Sparrows have returned. They arrived just in time for a nice big snow storm.

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The Purple Finches have been hanging around the feeder.

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The Tufted Titmice have been singing away now that it is spring.

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It’s been a bummer of a winter. A couple of weeks ago we were scheduled to get some light flurries several times during the day. As it turned out there wasn’t much to it except several times during the day we has some spectacularly large snowflakes. They were over an inch in diameter and larger than anything I’ve seen on the farm. I grabbed my cameras and started photographing birds during these brief heavy flurries.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

This last photo was taken of the large snowflakes against a background of White Pine trees.

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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.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

As I mentioned in an earlier blog I have a number of Tufted Titmice that have shown up to my bird feeder this year. It is the first year that I’ve seen them on the farm. They are a beautiful bird and have become my favorite bird to photograph.

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When they first turned up they were very skittish and it took almost a month before I could get a photo of them. Now they show no fear and I’ve been able to photograph them regularly.

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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.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

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.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

As I mentioned in an earlier blog I have Tufted Titmice at my feeders for the first time. I’ve seen them when hiking along the Red Cedar River but never on the farm. There appeared to be a pair of them but as fall progressed I’ve seen as many as six at one time. It was almost a month after the first sighting that I was able to capture a photo of one.

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