Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Best way to start a year

Mild and cloudy, perfect start to a new year. Oh my gosh, the great blue heron is in town.
The shovellers were doing their thing, swirling lake water and pulling out food.
The best was the titmouse encounter. They are so trusting. I set the nuts on post just to show how willing they are to come close.  They were eating out of my hand, but there's no way to shoot that, so I used someone else's hand. Total magic. They fly into hand, maybe grab something fast, often stay a while and study nuts and human face. Perfect magic for Jan, 1st.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Garden, 2 weeks ago

Hermit thrush gorging on berries
Mockingbird showed up. Totally camera shy.
White throated sparrows going at berries. I never knew they liked these berries.
The leaves have blown off now.  Can't post every day. Very busy shooting opera.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Garden fun continues

The tiny wren is hopping in grass, up to wall to spot bugs, back into grass, perfect tiny visitor.

Up above the starlings, robins, hermit thrushes are gobbling up berries.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lots of flitting around

Once the kinglets find a fertile bug patch they stay put until they eat their fill.
Into the same space came the winter wren. Bugs enough for everyone.
                                       The hermit thrush is happy above, berry gorging time.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Continued garden joy

Berries and bugs attract the regulars. And army of robins. These are robins arriving from up north. Our robins left town in August.
Winter wren finds bugs under the leaves. Find the tail, spot the wren.
Hermit thrushes are also gorging or staring at lens glass.
Endless sassy starlings
Ruby crown kinglet, also a bugger. You can see tiny spot of red on head. Female.
More will follow.  Editing hundreds of pictures.