~ another day
at an aunt’s ~
Early yesterday morning, I arrived back at my aunt’s home,
specifically for the purpose of photographing her birds
for a couple of hours ~ especially the bluebirds.
While trying to find the best light and vantage points from which
to aim my camera, I found a few more nooks and crannies
which I didn’t photograph last week while I was there ~ here we go . . .
~ red-bellied woodpecker ~
A blurry chipping sparrow was nearly camouflaged amidst the birdseed.
Looks like she can pick some green peppers soon.
~ downy woodpecker ~
~ American goldfinch ~
~ chickadee ~
I also spotted and tried to snap photos of other birds ~ catbird, cardinal,
nuthatch, hairy woodpecker, etc. ~ but by the time
I had my camera focused, they were on to better things.
The birds were just a tad bit wary of me, I think;
they are more used to the lady who brings them all their food ~
The camera was not completely focused for this photo
of a rose-breasted grosbeak ~ it was very jittery about my presence
and flew off before I could get another shot.
I think this looks a bit like an oil painting.
The tufted titmouse wasn’t quite as nervous . . .
. . . and neither were the bluebirds ~ I took at least 50 pictures of them.
My aunt thinks their three babies will be fledging on Friday.
Next time, I’ll post the bluebird photos that turned out best.
“And God saw everything that He had made,
and behold, it was very good . . .”
Genesis 1:31 (ESV)