Friday, April 24, 2015

The birds and the bees

Smart, smart, smart... if you're a sparrow and want to rest safely just blend in with the leaves, the invisible house sparrow.
Chipping sparrows all around
Palm warbler interested in bugs.  I think bugs were in front of my lens.
This was the best. If you want to screw in public that's fine, but texting and screwing is screwy. Pun intended.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The prairie

Nice surprise, the prairie warbler
Another sign of spring

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Flitting subjects

I love  kinglets and ache to get the red flash of the ruby kinglet. They are just as difficult to photograph as hummers.
Oh well, the kinglets flew off and the shy flicker flew in.

Monday, April 20, 2015

At my shoulder

Insects right behind me. No need to move. The hermit thrush flew right to my shoulder. Lunch inches way.
Ditto for the usually skittish flicker. Human invisible. Insects not so. I held my breath.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

More spring sightings

Cormorant,.. now you see me, now you don't.
Worm time.
Lots of palm warblers
Juvenile hawk on the prowl
Beautiful fox sparrow
Round and round the world goes.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring antics

Nest in progress, the blue jays.  There's just one problem. The sparrows nest across the road and they have zero tolerance for these neighbors.   When I left the sparrows had formed an army and were dive bombing the blue jays. They set up a blockade. To be continued.....
Meanwhile the sparrows were peacefully building their condo.
Life keeps rolling along.