With the back deck power washed, the deck furniture sparkling clean and the weather perfect, I headed outside with my laptop this afternoon. How nice.
The sky was blue, occasionally interrupted by some milky white cirrus clouds. The neighborhood was quiet. Saturday is normally a day to hear gas engines as lawns get mowed and hedges trimmed.
A few birds were chattering in nearby trees. Their calls are rhythmic and cryptic. Are they saying anything or is this the equivalent of the bell on a buoy in a harbor?
A good time to take some pictures! I went inside and fitted “Clicky” with his 70-300mm telephoto lens.
It didn’t take long to realize, birds are more easily heard than seen! Even repetitive calls were tough to pin down.
Can a bird throw its voice like a ventriloquist? It seemed that way.
Finally, one sat down in a bush not far from me. He was tiny, with a curved beak. Click. Captured in the camera.
Later I showed the shot to Helaine.
“What kind is it,” she asked?
“Cute,” I answered.
“No really,” she said, getting more serious.
“Brown… it’s a brown bird.”
2 thoughts on “Bird Watching”
Thank you for all of the good photos. So many of which have adorned my computer as wallpaper (aka background).
I too am a digital photographer and especially love nature shots. Sunflowers are a favorite subject as well as lighthouses.
This bird looks especially nice on my brand new Dell with 20″ wide monitor.
Keep the great photos coming.
From your angle, it looks like a Carolina Wren, Geoff.