Photographing my story, one click at a time.

Posts tagged “birding

It’s all in the timing

“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
― Ansel Adams

Blue Jay
11/04/12 - Blue Jay jump

Close your eyes and listen to what you can see

“I hear like you see — like the hummingbird outside that window for instance.”
-Ray Charles

My Little Chickadee

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.

We can’t all be the lead singer

“Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
― Henry Van Dyke

Dinner time

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

One Bluebird, One Shot

Sometimes you get lucky and this guy strikes a pose. Thanks, Bluebird.
Male bluebird

Some of my Favorite Shots

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.
05/25/12 - Cedar Waxwing

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate over the Indiana Dunes in the spring. I spent days photographing them.
Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

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
05/18/12 - Killdeer babies hatching

The Killdeer babies staying cool under mom

Mom and Babies

Killdeer Baby on the move
Killdeer Baby

Killdeer Baby

Female Bluebird
Female Bluebird

Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow at Coffee Creek

Male Red Finch
Red Finch

Eastbound Yellow Finch

Male Cardinal

Male Cardinal


Female Cardinal
Female Cardinal

Dark Eyed Junco

Blue Jay

Gull in the fog

Baby Finch discovering the birdbath

Robin Jump

Male Red Finch feeding his mate