Acorn Woodpecker

For a long time, I did not see too many Acorn Woodpeckers around. Suddenly they become frequent visitors in flocks. Some people think they look like clowns while they remind me of the cardinal-bishop, the red cap, and the pleated (or ruched) gown, I think. A few weeks ago, I realized why they are namedContinue reading “Acorn Woodpecker”

A morning of Action

It appears to be a good fishing day…. wish I had my fast camera with me. The weather was chilly and a bit gloomy, but a few surprises have made me a wonderful morning. Egrets are not rare spices or uncommon birds, but snapping a fishing scene was my first. In less than one minute,Continue reading “A morning of Action”

Oregon Lifestyle – what to do?

A clear and bright winter day is precious since Oregonian’s slogan is ‘rain or shine, business as usual.’ We packed up our cameras and went on a birding drive. Within a 25 mins drive distance from home, we had great fun ‘capturing’ various flyers. In Oregon, when you are out of the house, you areContinue reading “Oregon Lifestyle – what to do?”

Love in the Backyard – Flickers

Aside from the technical aspect, bird photography puts me in training for my patience and persistence. I heard Flicker’s calls and saw them flying by for years without taking a good picture. Credited to a ‘woodpecker delight’ suet I randomly picked up at the store which suddenly¬†becomes a hit, my backyard has been busy. FlickersContinue reading “Love in the Backyard – Flickers”