Monthly Archives: May 2014

Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird feeding on Columbine

  Still working on my hummingbird photography.   This bird is feeding on Columbine from my garden.    You can click on the image to bring up a higher resolution version.

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Aerial video of Dodson Farm 5-27-2014

I have a DJI phantom helicopter with a gopro camera.  It is fun to play with and gets an interesting perspective of the farm.

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Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

This is a very colorful little bird.    It is not a cavity nester, so it does not use my boxes.    This one is perched on a “False White Indigo” plant (Baptisia Alba)    

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Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria Citrea)

  These are beautiful birds that nest on my farm every summer.   They are one of only two species of Warblers that are “cavity nesters” in the united states.    Cavity nesters nest in holes in trees.   Usually … Continue reading

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Dames Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

This is a plant that pops up every spring near my house.    It is actually a native of Europe and some people consider it to be invasive.   I have not found it to be particularly aggressive.   It is … Continue reading

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Ruby-throated hummingbird 5-21-2014

Working on my photography technique using flash for hummingbirds.   Still working out the kinks, but making progress.

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My hummingbirds are back swarming the feeders.   I took some video this afternoon from our back porch.   Typically, we only get ruby-throated hummingbirds, but one looked a bit different today.   Not sure if it is a different … Continue reading

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