Mourning Dove in Snow by Vegetation Wind Break - December 7, 2018
Mourning Dove Half Buried in Snow - December 7, 2018
Mourning Dove Trio on Suet Log - December 7, 2018
Mourning Dove in Heavy Snowfall - December 7, 2018
Mourning Dove in Snow Storm - December 7, 2018
We have 26 Mourning Doves at our place. When it snows heavily, they hunker down in the snow to keep their legs and feet protected from the cold wind.
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker on Feeder Log - October 22, 2018
I sprinkle sunflower seeds on this chunk of a shag bark hickory tree and smear peanut butter suet on it as well. The Woodpeckers love it.
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker Grabs Sunflower Seed - October 22, 2018
Immature Female Red-bellied Woodpecker in Morning Sunshine - October 22, 2018
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker - Front View - October 22, 2018
Immature Female Red-bellied Woodpecker - October 22, 2018
This immature Female Red-bellied Woodpecker is this year's offspring. We were very fortunate to have both the adult male and female visiting regularly all year long for the first time.
Adult White-Crowned Sparrow on Log - October 25, 2018
A migrating adult White-crowned Sparrow finally showed up and posed nicely for me.
Immature White-Crowned Sparrow - October 25, 2018
One of the immature White-crowned Sparrow was still hanging around.
Adult White-Crowned Sparrow Close-up - October 25, 2018
From this perch, the adult White-crowned Sparrow had a good view of the entire feeding area.
Fox Sparrow Migrating - October 25, 2018
This lone Fox Sparrow showed up in our backyard.
Fox Sparrow Searching for Seed - October 25, 2018
While there was lots of white millet seed where he was looking, he was passing it over.
Fox Sparrow Finds Safflower Seed - October 25, 2018
His diligence paid off as he found a Safflower seed, a favorite.
Fox Sparrow Briskly Scratching Ground - October 25, 2018
The Fox Sparrows have an amazing ability to rapidly shuffle their claws forward and backward in search of hidden seed while keeping their upper body totally still. Notice the blurred legs and claws.
Male Cardinal In Winterberry Bush - November 16, 2018
Red berries to compliment his beautiful red feathers.
Male Cardinal In Snow - November 16, 2018
This is my favorite time of year to photograph Cardinals.
Song Sparrow Migrating - November 7, 2018
I had to patiently wait for this Song Sparrow to pop up out of a dense thicket. Lima, PA
White-tailed Doe - Tongue Lick - November 23, 2018
A Doe and 2 Yearlings were hanging out in our yard to avoid the hunters.
White-tailed Yearling Tongue Out - November 23, 2018
White-tailed Yearling Considering Cedar Shrub - November 23, 2018
One of the Yearlings decided to nibble on a little cedar shrub that is still in its pot.
White-tailed Doe - Being Cautious - November 23, 2018
She got a bit uneasy and started moving away, looking back to see what I was up to.
White-tailed Yearlings Looking for Something to Eat - November 23, 2018
The two Yearlings with their mom were inspecting under our viburnum bush for fallen leaves, having seen mom doing that.
White-tailed Doe - Stomping - November 23, 2018
The Doe was stomping her right hoof, warning the Yearlings that I was nearby. Surprisingly, she did not run off when she saw me.
Common Loon Swallowing Crab - November 13, 2018
Common Loon - Winter Plumage - November 13, 2018
Common Loon Catches Crab - November 13, 2018
Common Loon - Winter Plumage - November 13, 2018
This lone Common Loon was fishing in the water along the entrance to Assateague State Park, VA. I had never seen this bird in winter plumage before, so I was not sure at first what it was.
Gray Squirrel with Acorn - November 7, 2018
A Gray Squirrel was collecting acorns for the winter from a large Oak Tree. Lima, PA
Migrating Hermit Thrush - November 7, 2018
This Hermit Thrush flew from dense underbrush to the inner branches of a huge white pine tree. These birds winter in the Southern US and Mexico. Lima, PA
Great Egret Ready to Strike - November 13, 2018
You can always tell by the concentration in the eye when they have locked onto their next catch, ready for a lighting strike. Chincoteague Wildlife Preserve, VA.
Great Egret Close-up - November 13, 2018
This Great Egret in a different location was moving along bushes at edge of water. That beak is quite a spear. Chincoteague Wildlife Preserve, VA.
Great Egret Patiently Hunting - November 13, 2018
Closer in look . Chincoteague Wildlife Preserve, VA.
Great Egret with Reflection - November 13, 2018
This gal was hunting along the creek edge. Light was just right for a nice reflection. Chincoteague Wildlife Preserve, VA.
Cormorant Scanning Behind - November 13, 2018
He periodically looked behind to check out what was around. Chincoteague, VA
Cormorant Posing Proudly - November 13, 2018
This Cormorant was quite content to have me photograph him from the edge of the bank. Chincoteague, VA
Cormorant Adjusting Balance - November 13, 2018
This Cormorant moved its feet and lost balance, raised wings to recover. Notice the webbed foot wrapped around the end of the log perch. Chincoteague, VA
Snowy Egret Pair on Perch - November 8, 2018
A pair of Snowy Egrets were perched together along a stream at Chincoteague Wildlife Reserve, VA.
Snowy Egret Pair Looking at Each Other - November 8, 2018
They seemed to have a loving look.
Snowy Egret Grooming - November 8, 2018
One of the pair spent a long time grooming while the other one watched intently.
Great Blue Heron Patiently Waiting - November 8, 2018
A Great Blue Heron was waiting for a fish to swim by at Chincoteague Wildlife Reserve, VA.
Mockingbird in Holly Tree #1 - November 8, 2018
A Mockingbird flew across the road and was hiding from me in a Yaupon Holly tree at Assateague State Park.
Mockingbird in Holly Tree #2 - November 8, 2018
He flew to a second tree with lots of berries.
Golden-crowned Kinglet in Pine Tree - November 8, 2018
This male Golden-crowned Kinglet was moving quickly through a pine tree, pecking out the seeds in the cones. Chincoteague NWR, VA.
Male Golden-crowned Kinglet Searching for Next Pine Cone - November 8, 2018
This angle gives a nice view of his golden crown with orange tint. Chincoteague NWR, VA.
Junco on Snowy Evergreens - December 28, 2017
We are now up to 80+ Juncos with the colder weather moving in. I am now feeding twice a day to help keep them warm.