Photography...I will give it a shot! (sorry, bad bad pun). Anyhooo...Sunday morning and the bird feeders were very busy. A large flock of common redpolls landed in the back garden. They are migrating through and I was so excited. Grab the camera, quick! Down like invading raptors come three grackles who are large and very wing-flappy (official technical ornithological term). Away go the redpolls and I haven't seen them since. So there is a photo I did not get.
I have been desperately trying to get photos of the Northern Cardinal which is my most favorite wild bird. Gosh, they are beautiful. Vivid red against a snow-covered pine tree. Lovely! Yesterday, shortly after the grackle vs. redpoll incident, what to my wondering eyes appear but a male cardinal, in all his red glory. Right on my feeder. So quick, again. Grab the camera. The feeder is twirling a bit. Here is the result of my photographic effort:
Can you see him? He is right there, look carefully! Away he went and has not returned....yet. I will get him, you'll see.
I did get a fair, somewhat blurry shot of a male and female house finch. Not that great though.
My goal now is to capture beautiful photos of all the backyard birds. You will be impressed, I swear. The elusive cardinal will be mine! And hopefully many other gorgeous feathered creatures. The hummingbirds will be back soon from their tropical vacation. Those should be easy to photograph, right?
Keep watching this blog for the latest in spectacular wild life photography. You will never need to buy a Audubon magazine again!!