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  • Latest Images

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 »

Blue and Gold

Blue Jays Female American Goldfinch  View full post »

Balancing Acts

It’s been windy here but when it comes to mealtime, my pals remain undaunted and don’t seem to mindView full post »

A Few More of This Week’s Back Yard Birds

It has not been my intention to turn this site into one dominated by bird images but, honestly, it’s been greatView full post »


For me, bird photography often is all about detail. That is, an extremely high resolution image file can revealView full post »

Season’s First Back Yard Wildlife Potpourri

The chickadee invasion notwithstanding, other species seemingly are enjoying the mild temperatures and promise ofView full post »

A Decidedly Gorgeous Cardinal

Bright red male cardinals are striking, to be sure. The reddish-brown females are not necessarily asView full post »