Monday, November 24, 2014


Off to the other side of the Hudson. Lots to see from moving car, raptors mostly, also one dead deer, alas.  Crow was walking around edge of reservoir now at low level.
Not soaring.  Flying away from crow mob.
On the way home, cloud shaft.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Chickadees watching me watching them.
Titmouse seed hunting
Tiny window for viewing wren through leaves, breakfast seeds.
Seeds in here too when they fall.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Behavior watching

Piggy Blue jay. Usually it's snatch-and-leave. Not this blue jay. This was snatch, stay and wait for next handout.
Water and seeds in the rock split. I delivered a nut and had an appreciative poser.
Pretty in the park.

Monday, November 17, 2014


The hermit thrush, lots of them in town.
Brown creeper frozen on side of tree, squirrels calling alert. Hawk?
Nuthatch catching lunch then also freezing.
Several hundred grackles flew into tree, sat then departed. Why?
Here's why, hawk on the prowl.
Multiples in camera, autumn fun.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Berry delicious

Mmmmm, delicious.  I'm waiting to see waxwings, sapsuckers, flickers and anybody else who relishes berries, but for now all I'm seeing are the robins. It would be wonderful to see the evening grosbeaks too, but I don't think that will happen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flicker moment

Two together? Oh, joy!  Now what. Stay still and quiet. Very hard to photograph. Who to focus on? What are they going to do? When? Totally thrilled. But can I capture the interaction if there is interaction? Young males? Siblings? Stand, watch  and wait.
It's not easy getting what you'd like to get. Split second action. Well, at least I got something.