Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Who's that?

I sometimes meet the nicest creatures in the park. This time I did all the talking.
In the corner, tap tap tap... yellow bellied sapsucker.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Yesterday afternoon

Very surprised to see sunflowers flopped over onto the ground and not birds interested in seeds. Loads of bugs coming out of grass. Again no birds.
On other side of garden I heard the male towhee. Well hidden in bushes but doing a "talk" routine. I've got better towhee pictures, but this was different. Almost impossible for clear view pictures.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In the garden

Lots of activity, but not all photograph worthy.  Lots of juncos. None willing to sit for pictures. White throated sparrows, the same. The hermit thrush was fairly calm.
A one-second winter wren.
The sunflowers are in blossom. Happy bees.
I'm waiting for sunflower seeds to dry. The finches will arrive to gorge. Not today. Just bees.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The cooler weather sights

Cautious thrasher.
The grackles are so smart, but haven't figured out yet that dunking an acorn won't soften it up.
Immature robin. Didn't expect to see this so late in the season. Must have been  a late nestling
                                                                     One-second tanager.
Still busy photographing opera.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hummer body language

From end of September. Body flexibility of a tiny force.

Not posting as regularly due to heavy opera shooting schedule.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fun subjects

Love the grackles when they show up to drink and bathe
Curious goldfinch, no fear
Very cautious thrasher
Squirrel devouring seed pod, crunch crunch
Hard to get wren, flitting in corners
                       It's not nesting season but pigeons were doing a hoochy kootchy dance.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fun variety

Tanagers in town
Female towhee
I don't see a white crowned sparrow often.
Back to hummer.... preening.