Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
I received a new camera for Christmas! My parents got me a Nikon D5100. I also got strep throat for Christmas! bleh But that left me with time to play with the camera and watch Mom’s bird feeder.
I had to look up to see if goldfinches stayed around through the winter. I guess I just never recognized them in their duller winter feathers.
This week’s theme is: Sojourn
hovering at a feeder
migration’s long flight
cuckoo’s first-born chick
clearing the nest of rivals
This is the bird I was tracking at Misery Bay in Presque Isle State Park. I, my birding partner, and friends at the National Aviary have all identified it as a trumpeter swan. When I submitted the observation in to eBird, they identified it as a tundra swan. Either way, a lifer for me!
Normally I wouldn’t show this low res of a photograph to anyone. But, on full digital zoom out into the lake, I thought my little Fujifilm FinePix did pretty well. Well enough for me to identify a new life bird for me!
Week 12 of the Poetry Picnic over at Gooseberry Garden brings us Feathers, Fidelity, Figment, and Fables
featuring fabulous fables
forestalling fidelity’s forbidden frustrations
Publishing a couple hours early for
The Height of Haiku Challenge, Day 13 – Prompt #71 – Liberty
nine eleven fears
try to suffocate but still
Liberty flies free
They learn early to squawk. Taken on the shore of Lake Ontario back in June, coming home from the Tim Minchin concert.
broadcasting the miracle
Trying out the larger size layout, the bald eagles didn’t seem to be much larger than the sidebar stream!
I absolutely adore boat-billed herons. And the rainstorm in the wetlands room is my favorite time at the National Aviary.
We’ll see how this works, I just linked my wordpress and my flickr accounts. Now I should be able to spotlight some of the photographs I’m most proud of, more than the little sidebar stream.
Here are the bald eagles at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, from my post birthday trip.