Shooting the Birds – 2

Here are a few more bird shots from last week in Christiansburg, Virginia.


Common Grackle


Blue Jay



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Northern Cardinal

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Pretty Bird

This male Northern Cardinal hopped on top of the bird feeder, and just stopped to pose in the sunlight on January 18, 2013.


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Snow Robins

These 2 images of Robins in the snow are not all that uncommon.  But considering these were taken on January 17th, 2013, is quite a bit different.  In the past, I’ve always looked forward to the day when I see my first robin of the new year, which is usually in March, but sometimes even in February.  Seeing them in mid-January is quite unusual.  A few days later, I had seen close to 30 at different places around here.  I wonder if they didn’t fly far enough south, or if they came back north too early.  Hard to tell.



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Cedar Waxwings

I love these birds.  I’ve often taken photos of these birds, but rarely have I had such good results.  We had about 30 of them at our house on a Saturday (January 12, 2013), and the weather was beautiful also.  Oh, and I was home for a change too.  Here are 3 of about 25 great images that I captured.  Let me know what you think.




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Backyard Buck

I saw this buck near our back yard on August 18, 2012.

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I Rescued a Kid

Yep, that’s right, I rescued a kid on Friday, April 6, 2012.  We were travelling to see relatives for Easter, and we passed by this field that had a few goats.  One especially small goat seemed to be stuck in the fence near the road, so we decided to turn around and go back to check on it.  The kid was indeed stuck!  The little thing had poked its head through fence, and then couldn’t get it back out because of its little horns.  Doesn’t it look so thankful!

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Deer Stare

This “stare” happened on my way home on March 27, 2012 as I entered our subdivision.  I stopped in the road, and was able to get my camera up and get this shot before the deer ran away a few feet.  It was quite overcast so the colors don’t “pop”.  This stare-down occurs quite often in our subdivision.

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