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  • Latest Images

Ruby-Throated Diner

This male ruby-throated hummingbird demonstrates the sort of ballet in which many of the hummers engage at the feeder.View full post »

More Hummingbirds

Based on what I’ve found on-line, hummingbird experts have only recently figured out how the tongues of theseView full post »


Hummingbird season arrived a few days ago in our back yard when we hung the least garish, plastic feeder we could find.View full post »

Squirrel Fun

Note the brownish, slightly blurry figure in the lower left hand corner of the first shot. Then, in subsequent images,View full post »

Blue Jays are Welcome Back Yard Visitors

For sheer avian entertainment, it’s hard to beat the brightly colored blue jay. Certain birds seem to favorView full post »

Doggies on the Catwalk 2017

Rain complicated but did not significantly dampen the high spirits of this year’s “Doggies on the Catwalk,” a fashionView full post »

Balancing Acts – Part Two

Birds in a hurry do not always take the time to find a perfect landing spot when foraging but they’re skilled atView full post »

An Awesome Palette

Since many birds are viewed at a distance and against the bright sky or in the shade, it is often startling to discoverView full post »


When the birds in our back yard are awake, it seems that any time is meal time. When they discover a sure thing —View full post »

Mealworms 101

As part of my bird photography education, I’ve learned mealworms are an effective way to attract certain flyersView full post »

Shore Thing

Two spots for guaranteed-to-be-fun bird photo opportunities are the Shem Creek Pier and the Pitt Street Bridge, both inView full post »

Twosomes (and One Threesome)

Pairs of males and females have begun showing up together (the males generally are the more brightly colored anView full post »