Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Fall is coming on and it must be a good day for birds to get a good bath and to clean up before the long cold winter comes when it will be a little nippy for diving into cold water. Today while I've been working I've had to stop a few times and try to take photos of my nervous little friends. Above is a Junco. Birds that have enjoyed the spa, but who were too nervous to be documented include a Chestnut Backed Chicadee and Gold Finches (immatures and adults). I had three little Golden Crowned Kinglet's come by (photo below) and they certainly are nervous! But in the middle of it I was surprised and delighted to discover that what was in the camera viewfinder was a Townsend's Warbler rather than the Kinglet I had started to photograph. What a treat. In the 3rd photo little Towney demonstrates how to get really clean.
Then the Kinglet's returned. Most photos ended up blurry as they flapped and danced and ducked their heads under water. But the slowed momentarily for documentation.