When I put up a bird feeder I am always reminded of the famous line from the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” : “if you will build it, he will come” In my case, I am not always thinking about birds but the nemesis of the birds and my dogs, Mr. S.Q. (please see second photo and more text below) Read More
Cardinals are very common in Virginia. The Cardinal is even the state bird. Read More
Too often we take for granted the beauty that is right in our own backyard. (please see more text and photos below) Read More
During a recent trip to Deep Creek Lake (MD) I was able to get much closer to some hummingbirds than I had been able to in the past. The birds would buzz the feeders and then retreat to nearby trees. I am in the habit of wearing an bright red Washington Nationals cap and I have been told that could be attracting the birds to me too. (please see below for more text and a second photo) Read More
Many of the best bird photos I have taken did not involve super telephoto lenses or expensive trips to exotic locations. I did not have to sit in a freezing rain or endure hours or harsh sun to shoot all of the photos (including the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak shown above) on this post.
These images were all taken on a back porch on the same day at Deep Creek Lake. (please click here to read more and see many additional photos) Read More
Our home is enveloped by nature. You name it, it has visited us. Deer, foxes, raccoons, chipmunks, woodpeckers and a plethora of other bird species. Turtles and frogs have also made their way into our yard. We love it, our dogs go nuts.
This is the honest to God’s truth : one of our dogs has become so aware of my wildlife photography that when he sees me pick up a camera he goes nuts because he assumes there is either a deer, fox or big bird dropping in for a visit. He is usually right. Read More