Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, is a comical bird to watch. They showed up in our yard when the surrounding field was planted in wheat. Haven't seen them since. These two males were in the top of a sweetgum tree. I should have some pictures of the female somewhere. They were pretty numerous for a couple weeks, then disappeared when the wheat was cut.
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.