During our visit to the icy cold BirdMobile, we made a stop to Maumee State Park. On the shores of Lake Erie, with great trails for hiking and birding, swimming in the lake or a natural pool and more. They have a wonderful nature center ( Hi Dana!) with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy plus a boardwalk.
Once again, we listened to the weatherman (MORON!) and expected the temps to be above freezing...and once again they were...by about a half a degree! As you can tell, we weren't dressed quite warm enough! At least we had boots on and could trudge through the snow on our search for birdies!
Can you say "Brrr!"?
I think I woke him up...sorry!
Oh look, it's an American Tree Sparrow!...on the ground.
She took somewhere close to four thousand photos of this icicle trying to get a shot of the water drop falling.
I took one. Ha.
Oh look, it's an American Tree Sparrow!
...and an American Goldfinch.
Oh look, it's an American Tree Sparrow!...on the ground again.
This one is starting to get his dark head feathers in!
One of my goals, one of a million or so, is to get a photo of a Red-breasted Nuthatch, in a tree, in the frame and in focus.
Maybe someday. You have to have goals you know!
Wait, is that a Tree Spa...nope, just a House Sparrow
These White-breasted Nuthatches make the cutest sound!
If you ever talk to the Doodles, listen carefully and you'll hear her making that same sound!
Don't tell her I said that...shhhh....
welll that is indeed a fantastic shot! And now that I've seen a picture of what appears to be a mighty big camera (!!!) I understand how come you have all these amazing shots...Well done!ReplyDelete
Hi Susan! Now you know...size doesn't matter!ReplyDelete
We wish you were down here- so we would have some decent photos to document our birds!
Let's plan for next year!
Cheryl, We'll cross our fingers and see what happens!ReplyDelete
Excellent post Dave... I definitively love your way of taking pictures!! The story is also very nice and the last picture is a beauty!ReplyDelete
It's really a shame that you didn't see any American tree sparrows. Maybe next time.ReplyDelete
Hi Chris: Thanks!ReplyDelete
Gabrielle, thanks for the good wishes, maybe I'll get the Tree Sparrows one of these days!
I enjoyed seeing your birds. Last year we had 50 or more tree sparrows stay with us all winter. We were feeding millet on the ground and had a wonderful variety of native sparrows.ReplyDelete
Never been lucky enough to attract a red breasted nuthatch to my feeders. I know there are a few in the area, saw one at Severson Dells at their feeders. We do have the white breasted vareity.
Hi Marnie,Thanks for visiting! FIFTY Tree Sparrows, now that would be cool!ReplyDelete
Love your posts as always!! I especially like the last shot. Very nice!