“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams
“I hear like you see — like the hummingbird outside that window for instance.”
Today we were visited by four Chickadees. We’ve never seen them in the yard, although friends that live about a mile away have recently seen them in their trees. Needless to say, I grabbed my camera and started shooting.
Indeed, this bird seems incapable of uttering a harsh note, or of doing a spiteful, ill-tempered thing.
John Burroughs, The Bluebird, 1867
The female bluebird with another meal for her babies
Sometimes you get lucky and this guy strikes a pose. Thanks, Bluebird.
Living near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore lends itself to a variety of birds either migrating or making their home in our area. These are some of my favorite photos I’ve taken recently.
This is a Cedar Waxwing. They’re here for a very brief time. Luckily this one spent just long enough in the backyard for me to get this shot.
Thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate over the Indiana Dunes in the spring. I spent days photographing them.
Here is another shot where timing was on my side! This robin got a worm and in one gulp had breakfast.
The Killdeer nest in the rocks in our yard every year. We’re happy that we can provide a safe place for them to have their babies.
Killdeer Babies Hatching
The Killdeer babies staying cool under mom
Mom and Babies
Killdeer Baby on the move
Male Red Finch
Eastbound Yellow Finch
Dark Eyed Junco
Baby Finch discovering the birdbath
Male Red Finch feeding his mate