Friday, February 27, 2015
We awoke this morning to the sound of light rain. It was music to my ears! Not only were we getting some much needed rain but a light rain makes for pretty nice lighting conditions for doing bird photography. I headed out to the Burris Ranch in the Little Lake valley near Willits, Ca. where my photoblind is in the ranches garden. Pretty soon I'm going to have to move it to a new spot to make way for next summer's garden. After I restocked the bird feeders the birds started coming in at a pretty constant rate. There were Dark Eyed Juncos, House finches, Acorn Woodpeckers, Oak Titmice and Steller's Jays. Top dog of the feeder were the Acorn Woodpeckers. Pretty much everyone moved out of their way when they came to feed. The Steller's Jays were probably next down on the rung followed by the House Finches and then the Juncos. The Oak Titmice were just plain bold. They would sneak in and grab seed no matter who was at the feeder. Of course everyone scattered when the resident Red Shouldered Hawk would fly by! I created a lot of really beautiful images. Here are a selection of them for you to enjoy. God bless and have a great weekend, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens. AV mode, ISO 800, F stops and shutter speeds varied. Camera was on a Manfrotto 190 PROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead.