Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)

  Pileated Woodpecker.   A very big bird.   I try to stay as close to my minimal focus distance as I can when photographing small birds.   For my 600 mm lens that is about 15 feet.  Any closer … Continue reading

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Common Grackle

Common Grackle. These birds tend to look rather dull and dark from a distance, but if you get close enough, and have decent light, they are really quite spectacular.

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Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker. These guys are usually seen clinging to trees, but I caught him clinging to some stem still standing from the summer.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinas)

Red-bellied Woodpecker. I liked this photo because it showed some detail in the birds tongue. These birds are also common on our farm year round.

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

These birds are plentiful year round on our farm. Their calls might be mistaken for an owl early in the morning. They typically feed on the ground. I caught this one resting on an old log that I placed on … Continue reading

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Female Purple Finch

Obviously not purple. I thought this might be some sparrow for a bit. I wish that I were a better birder, but I still struggle with all the different plumages that birds can have based on age, gender, or season. … Continue reading

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Northern Cardinal in Snow

  Still going through pictures that I took last weekend. I really like catching the snowflakes in the air.

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