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Backyard Birding- The Cardinal

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An optimal situation when backyard birding is to have feeders on a high porch right below a tree line. My photo of a male cardinal (shown above) taken in Deep Creek Lake was the result of such circumstances.

I laugh when I remember my first attempt at backyard bird photography. I would always train my camera on the feeders and be totally oblivious to what was going on in the trees above.

One can definitely get some good photos in and around feeders, but as time went on, I became frustrated as the feeder hardware took up most of the photos.

Then one snowy morning I looked up to see a woodpecker working its way up a pine tree. Read More

Tilting at Windmills

Update September 2013- There has been an ongoing debate over what effect wind turbines have on birds, specifically on eagles. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, the following story made headlines Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

The American Bird Conservancy which is  headquartered in Fauquier County, Va., appears to be one of the groups taking the lead on raising awareness on this issue and to help find ways to prevent eagles and other birds from being destroyed by wind turbines.

Photo taken above Deep Creek Lake, November, 2009

Same view of Deep Creek Lake taken in September 2010

Sometimes we can pass by the same beautiful spot every day and tell ourselves,” I may be too busy to take that shot today, but I will get to it later, it will always be there.” I found out recently that is not always the case. Read More

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The mission of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.

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