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Artsy Hummers

The previous post notwithstanding, sometimes it’s rewarding to forgo complicated auxiliary illumination setupsView full post »

Time is Running Out

It’s mid-September and while still warm, I’ve been told area hummingbirds will begin to migrate soonView full post »

Shedding Some Light on the Subject

While I’d been mostly pleased with my initial attempts to photograph back yard hummingbirds with available lightView full post »

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 »

Hummingbirds

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 »

Mouthfuls

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 »