Birds of the Week

Wet and cold winter lingers. Except for a few early blooms, colors are sporadic and barely visible.  Bird activities seem to usually start in February and that’s where my camera goes. In my continuous pursuit of Western bluebirds, I found them in more places. They are around, but if not for the luck, they areContinue reading “Birds of the Week”

Sunshine Act

Nature provides me inspiration. Sunshine brings me energy. Nature was my comfort zone and now I am chasing the sunshine. Not only me, but birdies are also more active when they have more choices of berries and seeds. At least I have not seen a goldfinch hanging himself upside down till now. So hard toContinue reading “Sunshine Act”

Ready to Act

Winter is cold, but not cold enough to snow not mentioning ice. I love to photograph ice-coated vegetation, but no luck so far. Without hanging out with real birders, I did not know birding is an all-year-round activity. No ice, Birds are active and their action energized me. However, I am not patient enough toContinue reading “Ready to Act”

Bird Talk and Thoughts

Passing through northern California, I was attracted to the sea of Snow Geese. They are the resemblance of Canadian Geese in our area. It’s so fun to watch their large community gathering on the field, taking off, and marching in the air. Birds have no place to ‘go home’, but their habitat is much beautiful andContinue reading “Bird Talk and Thoughts”

Raptors

Raptors are larger birds, such as Hawk, Eagles, Falcons, Owls, and Kites etc. the so-called Birds of Prey. They have strong talons and beaks to hunt their prey in a flash. It’s a photographer’s joy to capture them in action. I am an incidental photographer. Every once a while, I got lucky. If not, IContinue reading “Raptors”

It’s all about Kingfisher

It was 34 degree. The wind was blowing. A complete furnishing set of coat, scarf, stocking cap and glove is still not sufficient. I wondered where to find birds in this bleak weather and environment at first. One red-tail Hawk perched on a distant tree and one Northern Harrier were digging something on the ground,Continue reading “It’s all about Kingfisher”

Duck in the Pond

Last week is probably the first time in the last five years that I skipped my weekly blog. Friends visit me from distance. I have been too busy to do much of anything besides rekindling the friendship with precious youth buddies. A short break strolling at local Delta Pond yesterday, I found this mama WoodduckContinue reading “Duck in the Pond”

Birding in Costa Rica (5) – simply cuties

The feeder with papaya and banana were taken over by the big birds. The little guy Rufus-naped Warbler was peeking and waiting patiently.  The shining skin makes it look like a porcelain Strawberry Frog. The ‘carpet’ underneath is actually a patch of dry grass with brown spots in the jungle. Pictures can be deceiving sometimes,Continue reading “Birding in Costa Rica (5) – simply cuties”