TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.

Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Birds continued~ antics and habitat

Chickadee~ as usual no way to tell if it's
Black capped or Carolina... still adorable non the less

finishing up a sunflower seed

American Goldfinch 

at the feeder

wants to be the only finch at the feeder! 

Downy Woodpecker feasting on poison ivy berries

White breasted nuthatch 

Tufted titmouse

Northern Cardinal on frozen creek ice

Saturday, November 24, 2012

LACEY~ soft as a chinchilla, sweet as pie, lucky as a 4leaf clover until today

she must have been killed this morning or late last night. She only ever went out in winter, she loved the cold weather with her warm soft coat. She came to me last night with her meowtalk, and asked me to let her out... I did...it always makes me feel sick after I let them out ( I don't like any cats to be outside) but I do...they want it, they are happy about it, and that makes me happy...til I find them lying on the road. She was hit 4yrs ago, broke both her back legs, she healed up and she didn't even limp. I guess she forgot about the road it had been so long ago...

R.I.P. Lacey 8yrs old 

Monday, November 19, 2012

TODAY at the feeder~ filled with sunflower chips and raisins, they sure are popular

Just received my brand new Nikon D3200, now just to figure out how to use it! 
Ken Rockwell is a great teacher of photography and reviewer of cameras, and I have learned much from  him .  These are the very first bird photos taken in the morning, then by afternoon hopefully  you can see my knowledge has increased, still a long way to go with white balance etc...but I sure love this camera! 

Downy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch


Tufted Titmouse

afternoon with the Nikon D3200 


American Goldfinch

wow, it's really hard getting two birds in a photo in focus! 

My very first Pine Siskin! to see one and to photograph one! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More winter birds

can't get enough of that GOLD! (goldfinches)

female house finch

male house finch

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

winter birds~ the brave, the tough, the chilly and the hungry

Female Cardinal with seed

I suppose they are all the same birds one after another, 

I find they always have different expressions and positions...
goldfinch on goldenrod finding seeds

you can see and feel it in their feather language...

what a pretty bird, well they all are.. a mourning dove sitting on the tree
awaiting a turn at the feeder full of raisins, nuts and sunflower chips

this one is plain tired... 

a house finch, my first time seeing one, but then I am only a 
new "birder" sort of person... just a few weeks actually

hey save some for me guys! 

english sparrow... fluffing up to keep warm

chickadee~ not sure about black capped or carolina, but
still adorable and feeding on a sunflower chip

it's getting breezy out! 


and another goldfinch.. they sit still the longest hence
the majority of photos are goldfinch! 

one of my favorites so far.. all fluffy and warm

titmouse heading for sunflower seed heaven