June 2011

The right time, right place, right angle, right exposure and a lot of patience are all required to capture the full brilliance of a Hummingbird’s gorget. The gorget is the brilliantly colored area on the throat of a male Hummingbird and is a result of iridescence and not color pigments. *The throat feathers on a […]

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UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that this bird is not a fledgling but a first year male. Although I watched this bird begging and being fed by an adult male, I assumed it was a fledgling. My bad! You all know what assuming does. Many thanks to @_CabinGirl Tami Vogel for bringing this […]

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Saltmarsh Sparrow – Ammodramus caudacutus The Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows were once thought to be the same species and were known as the Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Upon discovery, through DNA analysis, that the Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow has two distinct populations, each merited status as a full species. Therefore, Ammodramus caudacutus was split into A. caudacutus and A. […]

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I am hoping that you are not getting tired of the Hummingbird photos. There are so many around this year, and because of this, it gives me a chance to hone in on my in-flight photos. The female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been more or less absent from the nectar feeders, leading me to believe they are on […]

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Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula Earlier this Spring, we were over-run with Grackles. They went through suet like it was going out of style, consuming 2 – 3 cakes a day. Because of our cloudy and wet Spring, I was never able to get a good photo of the Grackle, highlighting its iridescent purple and […]

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Winged Jewel With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold, These tiny creatures our hearts behold. With angelic features and colors so bright, Make even the heaviest heart seem light. The magical way they flit through the sky, They appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye. They’re sending a message for us […]

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Northern (Yellow Shafted) Flicker – Colaptes auratus I am not going to woo you with a photo of a bird with sharp, sparkling eyes. Nor will I pique your interest with a photo that presents a bird with a beak full of insects. As a matter of fact, you can’t see the eyes or beak on this […]

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