Still waiting upon the rehab of my desktop, so lets jump back & revive an early post from 2009. I was a novice birder back then and knew even less about photography. Take note of the finger, blurring the bottom of the photo. I had a lot to learn.....
What were they? I Didn't have a clue.
So there it is. Good picture if you like silhouettes. Otherwise its obvious Mr Novice Birder-Photographer (me) needed help. These two flighty rascals had shown up at my platform feeder several times a week since December. The problems were, first of all, they darted in and out from the nearby pine trees with no warning, landed on the platform and stayed there an average of 1.3 seconds. I was never ready and they hardly ever came in more than once or twice per visit. Secondly, when they did visit, it was usually early morning or toward evening. Morning visits were shaded by the house and evening visits, I'm looking directly into the sun from my living room vantage point. These birds are quite rare here in Minnesota. For the unaware, or visually handicapped they are tufted titmice. Grrrr.
You've got to start somewhere. it looks like you were a fast learner.ReplyDelete
I was going to tell you what those birds were but I see you already know! Actually I like the photograph, ignoring the finger which you could always cut off.....NO, I mean cut the bottom off the picture not the finger. Heaven forbid, think I'll go find a dark corner! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Outdoor photography of any kind can be hit and miss. :(ReplyDelete
Such a sweet little bird. And yes, you have learned a great deal in a relatively short time period. :-)ReplyDelete
I love watching the titmouse bird because he can walk vertically up a tree.ReplyDelete
Had a half dozen at the feeders the other day and I thought of you saying you didn't get them up north much,a delightful little bird with a big voice.Happy New YearReplyDelete
You certainly have come a long way. I am still guilty of lumping birds into their color--little brown ones or little grey ones. I did know the Titmouse though so I guess I'm getting better also.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and Mrs T! I don't see those pretty little birds up here:(ReplyDelete
Hi Troutbirder! Well, dog-gone-it, I was sitting here and said something was missing. Looking around and found it was you. Somehow I missed you since the first of November or so. No, it wasn't that your desktop was down, it was just that I wasn't paying attention. Anyway it is good to see your recent posts ... the snow storm, the story about Greg and the pictures in YNP. Very nice work. It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog and I will be looking forward to more in 2017. Hope you will have the desktop back soon. Take good care and Happy New Year to you and yours.ReplyDelete
Hi Troutbirder, Being bored with Face Book Stella and I are back to blogging. Never a whole lot to say, but just wanted to catch up with some old favorites (like you and Mrs. T.)Wishing a Happy 2017 to you both. Jo and Stella the dog, Up North MN!ReplyDelete