Color variants

Friday, we experienced our first snowflakes of the season and the feeders were quite busy, with many of the birds trying to ‘bulk up’ for the cold. One of the finches got our attention as his colors didn’t seem to match what they should. Both the House Finch and...

Winter arrives

Winter arrived this morning with a light dusting of snow… nothing like the 40+ inches that fell yesterday in South Dakota. The feeders are busy as all of the backyard birds prepare for the colder weather.   Along with all of the usual suspects, a Fox Sparrow stopped...

First Great Horned Owls

Today was quite special… woke up ready to vote but had to walk the dog first.  As we entered Crepeau Park, the local crows were yelling at or about someone, so Biggs and I naturally had to have a look.  We were greeted by not one but two Great Horned Owls.  Neighbors...

Looking for a Black-backed

I spent 4 hours today in Northfield, MN looking for a reported Black-backed Woodpecker. Sorry to report that I didn’t find him/her as hoped. Several birders did see her yesterday and a picture was posted on Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7851430@N06/2997379976/...

Here's looking at you…

Today’s picture is another one shot my mother on our Florida trip. Today’s bird is a Tri-colored Heron. I love this shot, because it is very seldom that you ever get to see both eyes at the same time on a bird of this size.

New Bird Albumns

If you enjoy looking at my bird pictures, each day… you may enjoy the new photo albums I created to help capture the amazing year we’ve had.  We’ve traveled to look for birds; I’ve upgraded my camera equipment; I’ve consulted with Jeff...