Tuesday, September 27, 2016


I headed out wanting to see one thing, a hummingbird. Most of the jewelweed has been ripped out by the park's department. Very few blossoms left for hummingbirds. Cruel!  At the one large patch there was this dominant hummer, possibly a young male as he has a dot of red feather on his throat. Other hummers darted in, but got chased away. This is obviously his turf. More perching than sucking. It warmed my heart to watch. I've gotten better pictures in the past, but had to document this determined visitor even if I could not get close.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The inner eye

I've been busy with other projects and will be busy for the next few weeks. Instead of posting editorial (factual) images I'll be posting inner eye images as time permits. I have been seeing the predictable migrating birds.... common yellow throat warblers, worm eating warblers, redstarts, B/W warblers, etc. I've posted them on blogs in previous years.  These posts represent something very different, non-editorial. Images are also being posted on Facebook with greater regularity.
The cardinal family
Diced male wood duck
Baby crow
                                                         Painted magnolia warbler.
To be continued........

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

From end of August

Bath time. Can't you tell?
Robin  kids growing up.
But in some cases food still being delivered
Adult plumage, gorgeous starling

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Watching behavior, Part 2

Still digging for worms.
Not in my mouth, thank you very much.
Growing up now.
Robins are usually fussy about sharing bath space. Not this hour.
A "sitzbath" for mama cardinal.
                                                And watching from another tree, the child.