Monday, August 27, 2018

The first for this migration

I wish I had carried the new lens,  but it was hot and humid so I got lazy. First hummer for this migration, female ruby throat. The sweat was pouring into my eyes. Thankful to get anything.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Zooming in the garden

Still working with the new lens.. selecting point of focus.  Young mourning dove. Sweet.
Pretty brat starling
The sparrows love the weed seeds
Does this robin like lens glass?
Time for a bath. Shot through construction mesh.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Still testing new lens

Heavy gear, a real trial to tote, but it's worth it for the 600mm power.  Veggies for the sparrow.
This is what happens when you stop to drink water.
Swell eye. I'm being watched.
Immature male cardinal.
Thousands of gnats erupting out of the ground in the garden. Where's a warbler when this bounty is here for the snagging?
                                              And what's a stroll without meeting a NY rat.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Eat what you like

Testing a new lens in the garden, hand held, very heavy. Humid. Eyes bleary, but this lens works fine.  Robin tidbits, berry and worm.
Young sparrow, salad days
Starling juggling a lump of bread
Male cardinal has food for mate. There's a family high in the trees.  Hear them, but hard to see.
I like this lens. I'll never have to go to the gym for weight lifting.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Hot in the garden

Keeping cool =  open mouth. Beastly hot in the garden.
Liquid from the mulberries
Baby has to learn that grass is not food.
another baby, blending in the shade.
Adult Papa, so beautiful
Bread for a nestling somewhere hidden in leaves
Crunchy stuff for starling babies, shot through mesh
                                                        Keeping cool, not yelling

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Further growth

Out in the big world. This is a baby robin.
Now parents have a chance to bathe. Sharing is not in their mind set.
Just out of nest.
Sparrows are nesting in girder pipes. Papa is on alert.
Rear garden oven bird. Impossible to get closer.