Black-and-white Warblers seem to be more common this winter than in the past. That black cheek patch and heavy marking on its flanks tell us this one is a male. He looks a little scruffy, fresh from a bath.
|Not much of a shot. Taken through a window. This is a female Purple Finch. They will periodically come this far south in winters when pickings are slim farther north.|
|I haven't stopped photographing hummingbirds with multiple flash, but it is getting harder to get motivated when I have been shooting the same species year after year.|
|Surprise visitor, a Summer Tanager female. She has been hanging around since I first saw her at the feeders on December 17.|
|Even a bird as common as Tufted Titmouse can make a nice portrait with the right light.|
|The bully at the feeding station. This male Yellow-rumped Warbler, now showing|
signs of molting, chases everything it can away from the feeders.
A White-breasted Nuthatch got fed up recently and chased this one off!
|Now is the time to get good shots of Eastern Bluebirds. They are abundant, they sit up nicely, and they hold still. In good light they are a no-brainer for bird photographers.|
|The Brown-headed Nuthatch is my nemesis bird (one of many). They are quick, they never sit still, and I cannot get them posed in a natural setting. Hope springs eternal.|
|Hermit Thrush is another 'get 'em while you can'. They like low light and stick close to |
cover and the ground. Fastidious, they take a bath every day.