With one day left in August and a cooler , dampness now in the air, I once again took to the backyard where these images were made!
The little nuthatch posed sweetly as I played with exposures in the shadowed light. The opening photo reminds me of a 17th century hunting portrait in its colour , detail and shadows.
The Brown Creeper has been a quest of mine for a long time and this afternoon I managed to be within 15 feet sitting in a blind and again trying to make the best of a very low light situation. I'll keep working on this one as the little BC's intrique me.
Momma Pileated struck a pose after peanuts and I'm always happy to see them as well outback! The adult female is of all the Pileateds, the most shy and least often seen. You will note the dark feathering along the jawline as opposed to the red feathering on the males.
And finally, the Steller's Jays come and go frequently now, but rarely stay more than a few seconds.... They do slide in often and skulk around looking for any peanut pieces that may have been chipped away by the woodpeckers.
I'm having good thoughts today for family in SASKATCHEWAN today .... Bless you all ...
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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