(In the photo above: these baby goslings are from last spring 2010 - 2011 goslings soon to come)
American Goldfinch Isn't it funny how all the male birds are so much brighter then the female birds?
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor These birds are fun to photograph because they break the sunflowers open with their beaks while holding on to them with both feet.
Hummingbird mid-flight. I love my hummingbird feeders because they attract so many different kinds of Hummingbirds. Did you know Hummingbirds flap their wings 12-90 times per second (depending o the species)?
I decided to take some more photos of the birds on Bluebird Farm yesterday morning because with the overcast skies the lighting was perfect. If you are thinking photographing birds, you have to have a lot of patience and be in fairly good shape. By the time I was finished shooting these pictures, my back was locked up because I have to not move at all while holding the camera (while not moving at all) for a full hour. If I move, the birds catch my movement and then it takes forever for the birds to come back. I only have a limited amount of patience but yesterday was a great bird watching day!
Downy Woodpecker. The drumming of Downy Woodpeckers is a sign that winter is coming to an end. As soon as the Woodpeckers come to Bluebird Farm, I know warm weather is here to stay for awhile.
BEYOND THE RAINBOW
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one can see
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart