Monday, November 23, 2015

The sharpie

The race was on, sharp shinned hawk on the prowl, not easy to photograph, fast swirl overhead.
Finally, a landing, beady-eyed stare.
Great, fast hunter.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Punk Dove

I've seen many handsome mourning doves, usually more skittish than this one.
Into this space came a mod-Dove, probably "henpecked", a vision of loveliness.
And speaking of heads, an immature red-headed woodpecker, no red head yet. It caught a bug. Lunch on the fly. (pun intended)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Autumn cuisine

At first I wasn't sure what I was seeing. Lots of frenzied activity. When I got closer I could make out what was going on. Oh joy, a peanut butter tree. I love the stuff too. Human delivery. Mmmm, good!
Around the corner the white throated sparrow was enjoying organic lunch, seeds.
I prefer peanut butter.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Still in town

Sleeping during the day, standard behavior, midday
Hiking shoes, good grief!
Sorry, I left peanuts at home.
West End Avenue sapsucker

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hooo's in town

Shadow, back light, high up, hard to shoot, the great horned owl, a perfect blend of brown-orange-beige-yellow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The grackle and the chickadee

The grackle doesn't know that this is not a bathtub. Sprinkler on. Collection of water. Pipe connection. Bath time.
Seeds for the chickadee. Acrobatic style.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Having fun

Lunch on the sidewalk, the ovenbird, what fun.
Right in our garden, the common yellow throat warbler , first year male.. see darker area at cheeks.