Archive for April, 2008

Yesterday I ran into an odd woodpecker. I thought I’d highlight him here – he struck me funny the minute I saw him; the most interesting aspect was his size. He was very large and looked quite chubby for a woodpecker. I definitely had to pull out Mr. Sibley’s book for this one… I identified […]


so much so I wish I had a bumblebee to post but sadly, I don’t. A couple things occupied my attention a local man who wanted me to get him some local photographs for a business trip. I also have had company as well. The good news I’ve had fun the bad news I feel […]


*Phew* One of my favorite photographic subjects just returned; the hummers. I was lucky actually that two different guys came in before it got too dark to shoot last night. I’m thrilled they are back – I haven’t seen many so setting out one feeder works perfectly fine until they start showing up in droves. Okay […]


I decided this would be the year to figure out that funky falls shot method done with a camera. It’s not the easiest method to master and I did figure something out.. tripod. Impossible without it. The goal is to let water give movement to the photograph while the background stays the same. Here are […]


Today, a feeder update: as I said in the last post many of the birds I’ve mentioned are still around. There are only a couple of exceptions that my feed has brought in and I haven’t seen the evening grosbeak for a couple of weeks now.  Today it snowed and then rained so that proved to be a […]


I saw about a week ago the first American Goldfinch to land on the feeder. It was difficult to get a good shot but in the effort to prove he did exist here is a shot none-the-less. White Crowned Sparrow (Pacific version) My husband thought I was nuts! Up overhead was an adult Bald Eagle […]


Tonight my son wrote a paper on procrastination and thinking of blogging I sure could relate. My excuses vary from planting trees to hiking and photographing more than tossing up a note or two. Instead of sharing the excuses with you I’ll share a few of the many photographs I’ve been gaining as of late. […]


Now with the trumpet playing in the background the Fox movie theme (um… okay I know the sound is out but let me just go on with the show just the same.) Here is the bird we call a blue jay over here. Of course technically speaking it isn’t a blue jay but a stellers […]


I take a lot of shots and the key goal is to give them all time. From the small to the large. I keep avoiding waterbirds because when it comes to birding I am so weak at telling a mallard from a bufflehead. However, let’s see what we can do with all my endless shots […]


Many of the birds I’ve mentioned are still hanging out and being cool. The Dark-eye’d Juncos, Finches (house and cassins), Siskins, Blackcapped Chickadees, an occasional sighting of both the Pgymy and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Spotted Towhees and Mourning Doves. The good news was this morning the Evening Grosbeaks were back! I tried to take sneaky snapshots […]