The Yellow-Rumped Warbler is a small black and white bird with a flash of yellow. I haven’t photographed these tiny birds very often. But, it is always nice to see them. I first created images that I liked of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler back in 2010. However, I have only managed to replicate this a few times since. Some time I need to make photographing warblers a higher priority. The photo below is… Read More
The White-Breasted Nuthatch is another fun bird to watch. White-Breasted Nuthatches are always on the move. If they are not flying they are hopping around up and down left and right. Climbing and moving all over the trees. I usually see White-Breasted Nuthatches climbing the trees in our yard. But on this occasion the White-Breasted Nuthatch zipped around behind me. Perching on our rooftop to survey the area. Checking to see if… Read More
So many birds just have a fun look to them. The Tufted Titmouse is one of them. The Tufted Titmouse is a small bird. And the Tufted Titmouse is mostly gray and light to white color. Narrow pointy black beaks. But the key identifying fun characteristic of the Tufted Titmouse is the tuft of feathers pointing straight up off the top of its head. And if you are in need of a… Read More
Eastern Bluebirds often visit our yard. We have been fortunate enough to have Eastern Bluebirds nest in birdhouses in our yard on multiple occasions Sometimes the Eastern Bluebirds even nest more than once in the same year. Eastern Bluebirds can often be found perched at the end of a tree branch. From there they will often launch themselves into the sky to catch insects for food. Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm… Read More
One of the most common birds that I truly love is the Blue Jay. Blue Jays are beautiful birds. They have the perfect combination of color offset by the white and black. Despite the fact that Blue Jays are relatively common I have photographed them much less than other birds. Blue Jays are often around but they do not seem to want to be photographed. At least not by me. They don’t… Read More
Black-capped Chickadee. Always in motion. In. Out. Over. Above. Perching only for a second. A moments hesitation on the shutter and you’ve missed the photo. Watch. Observe. Look for patterns. Where does the bird keep coming back to? Train your lens there. When the bird arrives take the photo. Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/2500 sec. f/5.6.
Baltimore Orioles are always welcome early spring visitors. Bright orange contrasted with deep black colors in the male birds. Baltimore Orioles will visit back yards. They will eat nectar or oranges. I love to feed the Baltimore Orioles oranges that I cut in half and then spike on nails protruding from my deck railing. This photo is one of our visitors from May in 2020 here in upstate New York. Photo details:… Read More
The Dark-Eyed Junco is such a cool little bird. Simple colors. But makes an impact. Most of the the feathers covering the body are dark. But the beak and the belly are light colored. The well lit bird with a glint of light in the eye. Still remains dark. But with good contrast against a lighter scene surrounding the Dark-Eyed Junco. Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal Length 420mm. ISO… Read More
There are so many different ways to photograph birds. Every photo can easily have a unique look. Something you may love or something you may not really like. I find this photo interesting with the big contrast between light and dark areas. One thing I am not sure of is if I like how much the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker blends in with the tree it is clinging to. It is a very accurate… Read More
Woodpeckers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The colors on woodpeckers are often all similar, but with slight differences to patterns. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker is a larger variety of woodpecker. I love the monochrome appearance of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker with the burst of flaming red color atop the head. Such a beautiful bird perched on a tree branch looking off into the distance.