"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Monday, January 1, 2018

Birds of Winter

When I begin my outings each day I never know what I might find.  The one constant is almost always an encounter with a bird.  They brighten our landscape with their presence and entertain us with their antics.  Even when they can't be seen, their calls and songs add the promise of a sighting and a photographic opportunity.  What a boring place the world would be without birds.
Over the past couple of days I have found nightshade fruits and wild grapes attracting a wide variety of birds.  Some of which were:

Eastern bluebirds...





American robins...





Cedar waxwings...







Downy woodpeckers...





Yellow-bellied sapsucker...





Female cardinal...



Brown creeper...



Dark-eyed junco...



Carolina wren...



Black-capped chickadee...



American goldfinch...



House or purple finch...



Song sparrow...





In a field where a deer carcass lay were two bald eagles...





Take a young person or newbie into the field with you, be well, thanks for visiting, and come back soon.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous series of photos!
    Happy New Year!
    Best wishes
    Calendula

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