Category: Birds


Cardinals Enjoy Backyard Sunflowers

I set out for Force Rd. at the Killbuck Creek Wildlife Area in Wayne County, Ohio, to see if I could locate the King Rail, which had eluded me during at least 3 other visits! This time I was rewarded with a sighting of the birds, as well as the bonus of the other animals! Disclaimer:  Some experts verified that these birds were the Common Gallinule bird! So it goes! Maybe next time!

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Common Gallinule

 

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Eastern Phoebe

 

 

White-tailed Deer

 

 

Raccoon

 

 

Common Gallinule – Some are likely young chicks

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Beaver

Feed the Birds

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I have been feeding the birds at my home, and where my Mother lives. Watching the birds is a enjoyable hobby.

Juxtaposition

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The Common Loon

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This was taken at Sippo Lake, in Canton, with a 300mm lens and a Tamron 2x extender.  I have been wanting to get a good photo of these birds, but haven’t been successful! I really had to stretch this shot digitally, so somewhat grainy, also added some medium HDR, so not a super photo, but it shows the bird! tc

Cedar Waxwing

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Not sure if I have photographed one of these birds before. Sippo Lake, Canton, OH; 250 mm, f 14, 1/640th, ISO 3200,

Flight

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And where’s “Waldo!”  My wife an avid walker, is in the photo somewhere! Hint: She is wearing a poncho! 🙂

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Idyllic Scene

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I woke up 51 years ago, and realized I had heard the bluebirds sing!! I had first met my  wife the day before! The following ballad comes close to telling our story, though it was first recorded when we were 4 years old!  For complete rendition!

I met a girl out in the hills who gave my lonely heart a thrill
Her beauty seemed just like a breath of spring
And when I looked into her eyes I thought of blue mid summer skies
When I held her hand in mine I heard the bluebirds sing

“I Heard the Bluebirds Sing” is a charming ballad about a happy older couple looking back on their courtship. The song was first recorded on a 78 rpm record in 1952 by Hod Pharis and Little Anne, for the Vancouver-based Aragon Label.