November 1, 2016
I'm House-bound & Watching Our Feeders

In the past week and a half, I have had lots of good times photographing birds at or near our bird feeders in the backyard of our house. I have also thrown away lots of photos because they were taken in low light and the grass in the background was in focus but not the birds in the foreground. I will have to check out the dynamics of my Canon SX 30 IS to see what setting regarding focusing I need to change. Anyone have any ideas?

Anyway, here are some of my better samples.

female house sparrow and house finch

A Female House Sparrow and a Female House Finch at a Feeder (29-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

blue jay on the ground 

A Blue Jay Below the Feeders Searching the Ground (29-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

non-breeding male starling 

A Non-breeding Male Starling Scrunches Himself Together at a Feeder (29-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

lblue jay on feeder 

A Blue Jay Up on the Feeder (29-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

I do like photographs I can get away from our feeders. This one looks like it believes that it is hiding from me is it is behind this twig in the tree. 

male house sparrow hiding behind a small tree tranch 

Male Cardinal in an Ash Tree (26-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

male cardinal in our tree 

Bright-red Male Cardinal in the Ash Tree (26-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

male cardinal in another tree position 

A Male Cardinal in a Slightly Different Position in the Ash Tree (26-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

blue jay faces the other way in the feeder 

A Blue Jay Was Up on the Feeder Again (23-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

blue jay on the ground again 

Or Do You Like the Blue Jay Better on the Ground? (23-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

I try to be fair to the European Starling and take their photos, too. But these imports seem to scare away other birds whenever they are around the feeders.

three male starlings tackle the suet block 

Three Non-breeding Starlings Tackle the Suet Block (23-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

male house sparrow high in our tree 

The Underside of a House Sparrow as Seen High Up in the Ash Tree (22-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

And as always there are plenty of our regular feeders.

house sparrows in a flock on the ground 

A Group of House Sparrows Hunting for Seeds (22-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

house sparrow flock flies off 

And Something Freaked There So They Fly Away (22-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

mourning dove on the ground 

Mourning Doves Seem to Be Always Calm and Collected (21-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

a starling found the suet

A Single Non-breeding Male Starling (21-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

male and female house sparrow 

This Male and Female House Sparrow Might Be a Mated Pair (21-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

house sparrows and a male house finch 

A Male House Finch Joins the House Sparrows (20-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

female cardinal looks around as she eats at the feeder 

This Female Cardinal Check Out Her Surroundings But Is Fine With Sparrows (20-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

female house sparrow at the tall feeder 

Femal House Sparrow Has Found a Sunflower Seed (20-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

While grey squirrels are rodents and can keep birds away from our feeders, they are also beautiful in their own right.

gray squirrel up a tree 

Grey  Squirrel with an Oscillating Tail in Our Flowering Plum Tree (20-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

gray squirrel on the ground 

With a Raised and Spread Out Regal Tail This Squirrel Enjoys Lunch (20-Oct-16; © Richard L. Bowman)

Even though I have seen many of these kinds of bird for "millions" of times, I still enjoy their many antics and poses.


--©2014-16, Richard L. Bowman

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