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One photo a day challenge: Day 86. Today was another great day to sit outside at home and watch the birds in the evening. Recently I noticed the arrival of Eastern Bluebirds to our yard. The Eastern Bluebirds have been checking out the Purple Martin house in our yard as they search for a nest site. The martin house usually ends up occupied by Tree Swallows, but some day I hope to… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 81. Another beautiful day for bird watching at home. Warm temperatures. Bright sunlight. And Plenty of bird activity. I started off todays post work day birding with a walk around the yard. I wanted to see if there are any bird happenings that I couldn’t observe from the deck. Mourning doves were perched high in a tree. The titmice and black-capped chickadees flitted about the grape… Read More

One phot a day challenge: Day 80. Today was a perfect day for birding. The weather was great. The sun was out. And the birds were active. One of the reasons we chose to live where we do is the access to nature it provides. We have a nice yard with woodlands surrounding us. And we have trees distributed across the yard for birds to move through. We have multiple bird feeders… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 79. The first day of spring was a beautiful day. Got out for a nice run. Checked a lot of things off the to do list. I saw that today was supposed to be nice weather. I tried to plan and be prepared. Seemed like it would be a good day to try to photograph some of the early spring birds that have been showing up… Read More

One of the best things about nature is that it can quite literally exist anywhere. It is in the smallest things. And it is in the most mundane things. If we just open our eyes we can find nature. When we think of nature our minds often conjure up images of the grandiose. We think of the impressive, expansive nature that often feels too unattainable. In that we often lose the ability… Read More

Baltimore Oriole perched on oak tree in Upstate, New York

One of my favorite song birds has always been the Baltimore Oriole. I don’t know if I like them because I grew up watching and playing baseball and the Baltimore Orioles were a team and one of the most popular players in baseball, Cal Ripken Jr., played on that team but that is certainly possible. Baltimore Orioles are probably one of the more well known species of birds again probably owing to… Read More

Grosbeak perch

I love nature. I enjoy nature in a wide variety of ways. One activity I really enjoy is watching birds. As someone whose always loved animals and been a science nerd simply observing bird behavior is endlessly fascinating and entertaining. As a photographer, creating photography of birds is enjoyable and challenging. More so than any other animal birds have the ability to appear one second and be gone the next. That lends… Read More

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