A special D, for Mister T
Since Mr. Tootlepedal said that he was looking forward to more chickadee photos, I’m going to start this post with them.
Those two images were cropped slightly for composition, these next two weren’t cropped at all. I wish that young birds didn’t vibrate as they beg for food, makes it hard to get a sharp photo of them.
“Oh boy! Already chewed bug, my favorite, thanks mom!”
A nuthatch looked on, and I know from reading his blog that Mr. T enjoys a good nuthatch photo, but this one will have to do.
I caught this juvenile chickadee looking for food on its own.
“I’d better watch mom and see how she does it.”
“Okay, she grabs one of these things….
…holds it with her feet as she pecks it….
….oh wow, there’s goodies in here!”
“Look mom, I did it all by myself!”
Well, that’s it for the chickadees for now, time to move on to other subjects, like this flowering hedge, at least that’s what I think it is.
One of my woodchuck buddies was out in the open.
This chipping sparrow was tearing apart any landscape cloth that it could get to for use in a nest.
I was able to get a few shots of a female indigo bunting, but her beautifully colored mate has eluded me so far.
The bee balm has begun to bloom.
As is the Canada thistle. As I was getting ready to shoot this photo, the moth that you can see on the right landed on the flower.
But when I moved to get a better shot of the moth, it flew off, so I had to settle for the flower.
Both of those were shot with the Tokina macro lens, I switched to the new 10-18 mm lens for this image of Queen Anne’s lace.
Then, switched back to the Tokina for this one.
While I’m on the subject of Queen Anne’s lace, it makes a fine umbrella for bugs!
I would say that it’s tough for the bugs to lug around though. 😉
Not all of the red-winged blackbirds have left yet.
I know, after a caption like that, flowers are required.
And, maybe I can get a catbird to sing a love song.
This robin looks like it had just visited its barber, and was not pleased with the results.
The milkweed is almost done blooming, but I found a bumblebee on one of the last flowers.
The bull thistle is just opening up.
I’m seeing more monarch butterflies than I have over the last several years.
As I stepped out of my apartment door one morning, I was greeted by a flock of geese, and just couldn’t resist playing.
And, to wrap this up, a few photos of the turkeys on a day when I caught them in the sun for a change.
I’m sorry that I didn’t write more (you’re probably not), but I went to Muskegon today, got a lifer….
…a few ho-hum shots of other species, and a few good ones.
So I’ve been busy sorting and deleting photos since I got back home.
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!