Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography, Hummingbird, Photography

The Department of Natural Resources released a statement recently about a yet undetermined cause of disease that is causing sickness and the death of many songbirds across several states, including Indiana. They have also included robins, blue jays, cardinals, and starlings in their request. They have asked everyone to not feed birds and remove feeders and birdbaths after cleaning with 10% bleach water to help prevent the spread of the disease. They have also requested that this be done with hummingbird feeders also. I was worried that the hummingbirds might not return next year as they always seem to ‘demand’ their feeders and let you know for sure if it is empty. However; it is not the feeder they are returning to, but their territory. We have taken ours down as requested. The birds are still coming to the flowers and granted are looking around for their easy handouts. But they also still look healthy, which is a win. You can find out more by checking your state Department of Natural Resources.

Happy birding and thank you for visiting. ~ terre

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Photography: Birds

 

Bird Photography, Mallard, male

Mallards are thought to be the most abundant species of duck in the world and one of the most readily recognized. They are closely related to the domestic white duck and can interbreed with domestic ducks. They can also breed with wild species, producing many different varieties of different appearances. ~

f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 200, 300mm. 

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

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Photography ~ Earth Day

 

Nature Photography, American Robin

There is nothing like the singing of the robins to herald the return of Spring. They also are just one small, but important reminder that we are all creatures of this great planet, we call earth. Whether it is through recycling, picking up litter, carrying out our own litter so not to leave a footprint when hiking, feeding the birds, or by planting a tree; there is always something we can do to protect our earth home. Hopefully, we can all do our part so that our children, grandchildren, and all future people can enjoy what we enjoy. Happy Earth Day. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

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Photography

Photography, Birds, American Goldfinch, non-breeding male

This American Goldfinch in the snow has found a seed which makes his beak look like he got botox or something. His nonbreeding plumage is just starting to change into his yellow. By late Spring he should have all his bright yellow flashy breeding clothes. He will be styling for sure.

f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 400, 600mm. 

Thank you for visiting ~ terre

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Photography: Birds

Carolina Chickadee

The Carolina Chickadee and the Black-capped Chickadee are so much alike that even Audubon didn’t realize that they were different until years after they had been first discovered. Both are part of the mixed community of birds that visit woods and backyard feeders. ~

1/400 sec, f/11/ ISO 500.

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

 

Photography: Birds

Nature Photography

What do you call a wild ugly duck swimming happily in the canal?  Rather, what is it’s name? After looking and looking, it appears to be a common domestic duck and not wild enough to make it into a bird book. Who knew? Maybe it’s like buying chickens, but with ducks… some escape into the wild. Anyway, he was happy doing what ducks do and his mate was close by.

I am forever continuing to learn about nature, including the domestic it seems. While I try, I don’t always get it right, so If you know it to be something different, please let me know.

1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography: Birds

Dark-eyed Junco, Bird Photography

The Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is nicknamed the ‘Snowbird’, because according to some folks, winter is not far behind when you spot these birds. They tend to live in small flocks during the winter. While they live year-round in some areas of North America, they usually migrate North in the Spring. These medium-size birds (4 1/2″ – 6 1/2″) are one of the most common birds in North America, but are fun to watch as they visit the feeder.

1/640sec, f6.3 600mm, ISO 800

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography: Birds

 

Hairy Woodpecker, USA (3)Here’s a little female Hairy Woodpecker, crooked beak and all, who has taken up residence at our house with her mate this winter. About anytime you look out you will see her. Have had other resident birds before, but not woodpeckers. Fun to watch and always learning. Maybe she had her beak where it shouldn’t have been? Happy day & birding~

Nikon D7200, ISO800, 1/500 sec, f/6.3, 600mm, no flash.

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