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I love birds. I have a special fondness for the birds we see most often. For me that is obviously Song Birds. As a lapsed biology major who is much more artist than scientist these days I am not strictly speaking in scientific terms of species, family, genus, order, etc. types of classifications when I speak of Song Birds. This is more of I know it when I see it kind of… Read More

Different times of the year over a variety of different things to enjoy in nature. One of the most distinct times of year is the transition from Winter to Fall in the northern hemisphere. Especially the farther north you live. Here in New York there is so much that I look forward to. Spring in New York is a time of change. Nature begins to reclaim the earth in ways that shriveled… Read More

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

Yellow Warbler. Tiny yellow bird. Bright colors. Easy to spot, but difficult to see. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge has been one of my favorite places in the Finger Lakes region of New York to travel to for birding. Being able to see this Yellow Warbler perched atop some branches singing was so nice. Not something I have seen often. I like this view of it that depicts the Yellow Warbler singing atop… Read More

Warblers are some of the most brilliant and beautiful birds. They are also some of the most challenging to get a look at. Never mind a decent photo. Common Yellowthroats fit right into that category. When I see a Common Yellowthroat it is usually as they dart through some bushes or underbrush. Contently in motion is the Common Yellowthroat. I don’t see them too often. I am able to capture a photo… 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

I don’t do a ton of travelling for bird watching. Especially not out of state bird watching. But on occasion I will take a trip and make sure I get out to do some birding in locations I won’t likely visit again. Back in 2014 I was down in Maryland. While I was there I visited Elk Neck State Park. At most state parks will do, there are trails to hike. While… Read More

Gray Catbirds are often heard before they are seen. Sometimes they are even heard and never seen. For a relatively large bird they are good at staying hidden. Gray Catbirds like to stay hidden deep in thick bushes and shrubs. But they have very distinct bird song and calls so you know when you hear one even if you never see it. Because Gray Catbirds are often so secretive I was very… 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

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