Weekend Birding Photos


Ann and I took advantage of the nicer temperatures this past weekend.  It was nice to get out to do a little birding.  One thing we enjoyed was the antics of this Red-breasted Nuthatch.  It was in a some brush, and not very close.  It presented some lighting problems but I managed to get some shots.  Here is one of them.  Performing without a net or safety ropes. 🙂

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

We went back on Monday, tried to find it again.  I played his call on my iPad, but we only attracted some wrens and an Eastern Phoebe.  Go figure.

The juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was back near his favorite area.  I don’t know why we don’t see it more often as when we do, he is nearly always in the same place.

juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

On the way home, we saw this Great Blue Heron in a nearby pond.  At first he was just strolling looking for a likely meal, but eventually he tired of that and decided to take flight.  My Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Tamron 150-600mm lens grabbed it at about 1/4000 sec. at f6/3, ISO 400.  Love that combination.

Great Blue Heron taking flight.

Great Blue Heron taking flight.

More in a few days.  Enjoy.