Some Backyard Birds
I only recently started to photograph my backyard birds. I've never been much for photographing birds probably because my attention span is just about the same as some of the birds in the following photos. In the past 2 weeks I set up a feeding station and started to observe their behavior. I started off by photographing them at the feeder but then tackled getting shots of them in the adjacent Rose of Sharon before they went onto the feeders. I think I am getting the hang of it and have done fairly well.
Purple Finch. These are quite common to see at the feeding station.
Purple Finch. A closer shot of another purple finch.
Finch. The finches are very curious birds.
Finch. The light was almost perfect.
Finch. Hidden a bit deeper in the Rose of Sharon.
Tufted Titmouse. Another common sight at the feeder also one of the noisiest.
Tufted Titmouse. These are a little more skittish than the finches which seem to be very curious in comparison.
Male Cardinal. He shows up regularly and is becoming more comfortable with my presence each day.
Juvenile Cardinal. The juvenile cardinals are very curious.
White Breasted Nuthatch. These are the hardest ones to get so far. They are not very common at the feeding station and they come quick and leave just as quickly.
Blue Jay. The blue jays are the largest of the birds to eat from the feeders so far.
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