Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)
Monday, January 17, 2011
The American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, is seen year around, but in larger numbers here in the summertime. The male in breeding colors is a beautifully marked bird while the female is a pretty plain jane. They really enjoy the two 50ft rows of zinnias I plant every year, as well as the sunflowers and the sweet sorghum seedheads.
I am a rank amateur birdwatcher and avid amateur bird photographer living near Conway, NC. Being retired allows me plenty of time to devote to the hobby/obsession. Most of my bird shots are taken in our yard near Burnt Bridges. I shoot with a Nikon D300 and D200 using the 500mm f/4 and 200-400mm f/4 VR lenses. The 500mm lives on a Wimberley head on a sturdy carbon fiber tripod. I have recently, June, 2012, purchased a 600mm Nikon f/4 which is now my main birding lens.