With the plethora of suitors hanging out in the woods this Spring, I am sure this sweet female had her pick of the lot and is now raising a family of little Redwing Blackbirds. Some of which will be sounding off in the top of the trees this time next year.
Also called the American Red Squirrel, these wee fellas race around like forest ninjas. Now you see them, now you don’t – oh wait, there he goes! And you better hope he is not chasing you.
Deep among the shelter of leaves, all fluffed against the cool and cloudy afternoon, the catbird sits thinking catbird thoughts.
Baltimore Oriole at Eagle Creek, Indianapolis
Birding is a fairly new adventure encouraged by a friend with a new camera and love of birds. So we are spending this year trying to shoot birds – in digital.
Yellow Warbler at Eagle Creek, Indianapolis
I am learning it is much harder than butterflies, funny enough. Mostly because they like to hide behind leaves and branches as they look you over (and scold). However, the thrill of seeing and identifying a new specie (new to me) gets in the blood.
Redwing Blackbird, female, West Commons Park, Carmel, Indiana
One day I hope to be able to produce stunning photos, but half the fun is the learning and the sharing of the experience. The other half is in capturing that moment when I am eye to eye with nature, even if it is comes out fuzzy or not perfectly lit.