This time of year the bees start to diminish in numbers but the birds get busier.
The burst of bird activity which begins here at the end of summer and into the fall is similar to the spring surge of effort.
It's not as easy to photograph the birds this time of year as it is in the spring because the leaves in the trees are giving them so many more places to hide.The easiest time to photograph my birds at home is in the fall after the leaves have dropped and in the spring before the trees leaf out.
The little bird below was moving while I was snapping the picture but I kind of like the effect where its wing looks like a full pleated skirt.
You can click inside any of these shots for an enlargement although the quality isn't great when they are too big.
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