One morning in late April, I spent a couple of hours in the backyard with my camera, hoping to see our first-of-spring baby Cardinal and maybe a few migrants. It was a cool morning and pleasant to hear the calls of “my” birds as they woke up. We’ve been seeing the occasional Eastern Bluebird, although […]
Magical morning of migrant bird photography at Fort De Soto – buntings, orioles, tanagers, and warblers! Plus a Sandhill Crane at sunrise
Macro photography of a purple salvia with an image of a nectaring Ruby-throated Hummingbird refracted in water droplets
Our fall birds are returning to the backyard. Gray Catbirds, Palm Warblers, and Painted Buntings are here to stay. The American Redstarts are just passing through!
Meet the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds who have made our backyard their home since the passage of Hurricane Irma.
Backyard birding after Hurricane Irma
Summer backyard birding is fun with a visiting Ruby-throated Hummingbird and growing baby Northern Cardinals and House Finches
A cold front blew in migrant birds to Fort De Soto yesterday – lots of Bay-breasted Warblers, Indigo Buntings, tanagers, grosbeaks, and more!
Backyard birding is best in early April – Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, warblers, Painted Buntings, a juvenile dove (already!), and a hilarious Brown Thrasher photobomb!
Photos of a migrant hummingbird nectaring on coral honeysuckle. A beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbird with a gorgeous red throat!
Photographs of the hummingbirds at my mom’s backyard feeder
Our visiting hummingbird let me photograph him up close one evening
A morning in my parents’ backyard birding paradise yielded
I have to make a confession. I bribed some birds today. I had a few free hours (gasp!) and I decided to do some backyard birding. I confess to waiting to refill the bird feeders until it was prime photography time – after the household chores were done, the camera was outside, and the light was […]
Favorite photographic memories of 2015
We had two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visit the yard in late April. They nectared on my salvia and didn’t seem to mind my camera clicks
A tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird at Fort De Soto let me photograph him as he re-fueled on his long migration journey.
My mom’s hummingbird posed for me and my camera, striking a pose on a nice branch and cooperatively sitting on her favorite perch.
Bok Tower birding was great – we found Red-headed Woodpeckers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and a Painted Bunting
After years of gardening to attract hummingbirds, I have at least two juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard this summer!