Alright, here goes. I'm going to finish up the "Birds of 2012" series today with a miscellany of our feathered friends. I hope this post doesn't take too long to load, as there are just few more pics than usual.
It's hard for to explain how much I LOVE bird prints in the snow. Several years ago, before I had a notion to photograph anything, I came across what I believed to be an imprint in the snow of an owl landing near a small brush pile. That was in interesting find, but this is just a junco or sparrow after snow bugs near a trout stream -
Not a great photo, but this guy had seen me coming from a ways off, and I guess I may have been trying to be too sneaky ( I have to be with just a point and shoot) -
An Eastern Wood Pewee coming back through last March -
An Eastern Towhee that would not give me a good shot of him -
A few of a wren that had spotted me and would not go into it's house to feed the chicks until I had moved off - just a couple of quick snaps and I had to go -
I never get good shots of woodpeckers. Here I believe is a Hairy -
And now my ABSOLUTE favorite photos of last year, and a moment I will remember for a long time. A woodcock on it's nest -
Geez, I'm aching for spring to get here already...birds, the warming smell of the earth...mushrooms! And by the way, I do have some fungi, wildflower and butterfly pics to put up in the next few days, so please stand by!
And thank you to those that are stopping by and leaving a comment on these beginning posts. It's very encouraging.