Wednesday, March 3, 2010

On again off again winter

The A-21 courtyard seen through our floor-to-ceiling windows. This late in winter when the snow can be wet, the flakes tend to clump together and show up as streaks and splotches in my hand-held photos.

Dark-eyed Junco, feeding under a shrub where I had spread some seed earlier in the morning.

Mourning Dove keeps a wary eye on all who pass through the corridors. Our doves are extremely skittish birds. When they're not on the ground pecking seeds from under the birdfeeders, they're often sitting quietly up in the Sycamore tree in the courtyard.

Black-capped Chickadee, taking cover in a Rhododendron shrub right near the window. These guys will usually grab a sunflower seed and bring it back here to eat, holding the seed between the toes and whacking the seed cover open with well-placed hammers of the beak.

And, in the interest of full disclosure... here's the original image taken by my little Nikon Coolpix 7600, at the farthest extent of its optical zoom capability and through thick glass. With the help of Photoshop I managed to make it actually look like a Mourning Dove.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for Florida! Check out my blog to see what I've been seeing.