Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Nature Notes - Nature through glass
This past week I've mostly enjoyed nature through glass in my air conditioned house or car.
I tried to capture the cardinal above and below in the front yard bird bath but it sensed me at the window and flew up to a nearby tree.
It was party central on my deck baths and I can shoot through the door standing back far enough that they usually ignore me.
The pair below were practically on top of each other at one point.
Then the cardinal left and let the finch have a private bath.
The bluejay below was fussing at a bird trying to come near.
The male cardinal below had most of the water from the bath in its thoroughly drenched feathers.
I think the bird below is a juvenile cardinal.
The next shot is all cardinals. The bottom one is a male cardinal but I can't tell about the top two.
The male cardinal below looks comfy in the bath and the female outside the bath seems a bit quizzical to me.
The next bathing beauty is an American Robin.
I've been getting a ton of shots of the mourning doves.
I posted some of the mourning dove shots on my other blog but I have so many I'm including a few in this post.
I love to catch a photo of the carolina chickadees.
I wish the bar on the door windows didn't divide the mourning dove below but I liked catching one with a chickadee and dove.
I think the chickadee was making sure the dove didn't turn around and come back to the bath before hopping in.
The finches below were getting ready for a bath.
Below is another American Robin.
There are a lot of American Robins that make their home in my yard.
The next shot is one I got in my car at a stop light of the birds on a Church Steeple Cross.
We got enough rain to help a bit but with record breaking heat we could use more.
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