These photos are from various times of the year.
The red-shouldered hawk (thank you, Julie Zickefoose for IDing him for me), above, was watching the sunrise this past Sunday morning. He turned to look at me, and I looked back, letting him know the two little dogs in the yard are "Mine! Mine! Mine! … but you are a handsome bird."
We've had a ton of crows in our woods lately. If you want to hear a crow convention that took place at sunrise last week, click on this YouTube link (and see our woods).
Here I was practicing my manual focus skills on a moving target.
The crow below is looking in the opposite direction of the hawk shown earlier. I think they were ignoring each other.
I love this bird.
One morning I was
hardlyhard at work, and heard something right outside my window. I peaked out and here was Mrs. Cardinal building her nest in a precarious place (because we were about to have our house painted.) I moved the nest before she put too much work into it, or had laid any eggs.
What intrigued me about this little fella is how his movements were so similar to that of my parrot, Gracie.
Last year, I tried to capture a close-up of this yellow-bellied sapsucker, but my efforts did not result in the photo I wanted. This past Sunday I was more successful (see photo above and two photos below), thanks to the new zoom lens and the bird deciding to peck at the tree in the middle of our back patio.
Look how he blends in…
Here is his action shot!
Below is the photo from last year...
I love cardinals.
My favorite wildlife, Tyler! These two photos were taken last year. He is STILL waiting for a good snowfall for this year.