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Bobolinks and more…

Went out this morning (between heavy thunderstorms) to Chagrin River Park with local birder, Bob Herp. Lots of Bobolinks in full alt. plumage, beautiful male Indigo Buntings, a couple American Redstarts and many Red-eyed Vireos and Yellow Warblers singing their little hearts away. Despite the overcast weather, albeit hot and muggy, I was still able to get some decent photos of the Bobolinks and in flight as well. Bob also pointed out a Downy Woodpecker that had a nest in one of the trees.

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Bobolink
Bobolink

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

 

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Eastern U.S. Backyard Birds

Spent the morning at North Chagrin Nature Center near Willoughby Hills, OH. Although my intention for going there was to locate and photograph the 3-5 Common Redpolls that were recently reported there, I never did find them. I did get a lot better photos of some of the more “common” backyard birds for our friends in the Eastern United States so the effort wasn’t completely in vain.

I scored, what I consider A+, photos of Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse and Downy Woodpecker among many others. See for yourself!

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

 

Posted by on January 12, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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