Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Snow Day: More Bird Pictures

After shoveling out, I went around back, put some more food out for the birds (even though there was still some left), then, instead of going inside, I sat down on the stoop (with a cardboard box to keep from freezing) with my camera. The birds hadn't gone far while I was putting the food out, and soon started coming back to feed. The chickadees, of course were first, with the juncos and nuthatch not too far behind. Surprisingly the cardinals came fairly close with only a little trepidation. The snow was coming down still, but it was well worth sitting there enjoying the show, and getting several pictures worth sharing.


Matt Guyer said...

Great pictures, what type of Camera are you using?

Rebecca said...

Love the pictures, David! I lose too many birds fumbling with the camera. Maybe I need to replace our windows with special glass?

David said...


It is an old Sony video recorder that takes pictures too.

I'd love to have something that allows me to easily focus manually. I had one photography class *years ago* and used a Pentax K1000 (I think that was what it was called). I bought macro lenses for it and used to take picture of wildflowers--some of which turned out really nicely. I'd love to have something like that, but in digital.

David said...


I can't count how many times I've missed out on great shots because the bird flies off before I can get the camera to focus on the right subject. Like my brother said recently: it seems like we are going backwards with camera technology--there is always a delay from snapping the shot to when the camera actually takes the picture. I hate that! :)

I don't think you need special glass, just a lot of patience! You don't see the tons of blurred pictures or shots of empty branches that I've deleted.