More Birds

More birds at the Audubon.

Song Sparrow.
I had no idea there were so many kinds of sparrows until we opened the Peterson Guide to identify it.

Black Capped Chickadee - well, maybe. That's what it looked like to us in the Petersen Guide - but a more experienced birder said, "no, way. I can tell you around here its a Carolina Chickadee." I can see there is more to this than I thought.

Red Bellied Woodpecker.

This bird was perched high up in a very tall evergreen tree. The new camera is really showing off.


Birding - Opens a New World

I bought a new digital camera with much more zoom capability than my old camera had. I want to test it so have been walking my neighborhood looking for birds. Ornithology was Jim's favorite course in college so he is also interested in joining these expeditions.

Fortunately we live within several blocks of an Audubon Sanctuary - forty bird-friendly acres.We decided to visit the bird feeder outside the ANS Sanctuary Shop. Early in the morning birds dart in for the seeds and then flit and hide in the near-by twiggy bushes.

This little guy turned his back to the camera.

But, a little bit later along came this Cardinal.

I also captured a shot of this "white headed watcher."

I love the new camera!

We are fascinated by observing the bird community around us.

A new world is opening up.


Beginning Again

My last post was in early October.

How can that be?

Do you know the feeling?

The days and weeks since October have been fast paced
with "to do" lists dominating everything.

Does it make any sense to have that much on your calendar?

I don't think so!