Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Photo Friday: What a Loon

April 7, 2017

Loons spend the Winter in the bays, and coast line, and move to lakes and rivers for nesting during the Spring.  I caught this one right before it moved out of Casco Bay for its fresh water home.

loon 1

First Look Photo: Spring Birds are Back

March 29, 2017

At the close of every Winter, there are several signs that the Spring weather is here to stay.  The cardinals singing is one of them, but the next sign is the return of the Spring birds, of which the Cedar Waxwing is one of them.  I spotted this one on Sunday, on my walk home.

Cedar Waxwing

Photo Friday: First Signs

March 10, 2017

Every year, towards the end of Winter, I look for certain signs that the warm up is on the way.  The first of these signs is the sound of the cardinal.  Most of the year, it is a short peep, but right before the warm up it changes to a beautiful song used to attract a mate.

Today’s picture is of a cardinal in the middle of its call.

Singing Cardinal

First look Photo: Downy

November 23, 2016

Here’s a shot I took this week.  This downy woodpecker was hard to keep still long enough, but this was the best shot he gave me.

woodpecker

Photo Friday: Recycled Material

November 18, 2016

Litter is a problem we’ve had to deal with for a very long time.  The government has passed laws imposing heavy fines, and established a time, like Earth day, to help solve this problem.  While these measures have helped to reduce the problem, it still continues.

We already know the down side to this litter problem, but is there an up side?  Nature has made use of our waste material.  The oceans are littered with ships, and other wreckage,  of which the oceans are making use.  Today’s picture is another way nature has taken our litter, and turned it into something it can use.  This bird nest has turned what looks like a plastic bag into a liner to help strengthen the nest.

recycled-nest

First Look Photo: Bird on a Wire

October 5, 2016

If Maine has a lot of anything, it would be blue jays.  They are everywhere, and they are very noisy, especially when you are trying to avoid waking up.  Beyond those annoyances, they are beautiful, and fun to photograph when they sit still long enough to get the camera to the eye.

This is the shot I got of one the other day.

bird-on-a-wire

Photo Friday: No Egrets

September 9, 2016

If I were to have any regrets about my photography, it would be not having my camera at a great photo moment.  To be honest, those times have happened in the past.

Today’s shot was one I was definitely ready for.  I was on my way home, from work, when I saw a snowy egret hunting for fish.  I loved the way the ripples in the water’s current played around its feet.

snowy-egret

First Look Photo: Something Squirrelly

August 24, 2016

I felt like doing a photo with a humorous side.  Last week, on my way home, I was passing by the house with all the bird feeders.  This time, however, there was something hanging out from under one of the squirrel guards.  Somehow, and it’s still a mystery, a squirrel had gotten past the defenses, and inside the guard.

This scene had me laughing, so I thought I would share it today.

Squirell Guard Owned

Photo Friday: Welcome to my Church

April 1, 2016

Through the years, one question that pops up, occasionally, is “If you’re a Christian, why don’t you go to church?” My answer to that is pretty simple.  Every time I walk out my front door, into nature, I’m in my church.

No stained glass window, or cathederal, no matter how elaborate, can come close to the beauty of nature.  I don’t worship nature, but I do appreciate the creation of it, and that is what I want to share with my photography.

I hope you enjoy today’s sample.

Hairy Woodpecker

Photo Friday: All About the Birds

March 18, 2016

Here’s three new shots I took on my walks.  Birds make great subjects.

Cardinal Flying Cat bird close upBlack hooded chickadee