Canadian Geese A week ago the temperature dove into the teens and remained below freezing for two successive nights. As if Mother Nature's alarm clock went off, the skies are filled with migrating birds heading south. Thought for the Day: The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything … Continue reading Flying South
Winter's End? Officially, it's still winter, but the sound of "March" lets me know that spring is coming. The trees are still barren and the ground is still brown (and frozen), but the migratory birds are now flying north. That's encouraging. Just hang on for a few more weeks! Thought for the Day: Spring is … Continue reading Winter’s End?
Muskrat Whether hunting with a gun or a camera, sometimes you come home empty handed. I drove 100 miles to "shoot" the annual northern migration of Snow Geese, but the howling wind spoiled that. Birds were hunkered down and it was all I could do to stand up. I took shelter in the leeward side … Continue reading Muskrat
This is a decent bird photo for me. I don't have the right equipment or temperament to get good bird shots, especially song birds who never stop moving. This photo won't qualify for any photo contests with nature categories because it shows the "hand of man". This bird lit on the top of a bird … Continue reading Catbird
Like a well-choreographed dance team, these sand pipers seemed to move as one. Spacing was perfect, posture was exact, and all were leading with their right foot. And this was without music. Were they showing off or does this come natural? Thought for the Day: It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. … Continue reading Sand Pipers