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

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

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. 

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

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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c2020

Photography: Birds

Pileated Woodpecker ( Dryocopus pileatus )

” Hey… You need a bigger suet block! ” 

This big bird surprised us today with a visit to our backyard feeding station. He actually made it onto the suet block by wrapping himself around it. But he made it work. There were actually a pair of woodpeckers, but only one was tempted by the bird food.

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Nikon D7200, Tamron 200-600, ISO 800, 600mm, 1/1000 sec, f/8, no flash, crop only. (Top photo). Second photo not as sharp as bird and cage swaying or spinning due to his size. I will continue to work on this.

Have a great day & thank you for stopping by today! 

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons      c2020

 

Backyard Visitor

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I can feel and see the signs that Fall is on the way. But we’re still having the hot summer days, the last of summer. This backyard visitor is enjoying a summer bath. Might be one of the last ones before he takes off for warmer climes. Think I’ll just hang out on the porch and enjoy what is left of these warm days. Before you know it, the wind will blow, leaves will fall, and then snow will fall. Hope wherever you are, you see something simple today that makes you slow down, notice, and enjoy.

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Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons    c2019

 

 

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