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 Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum, has beautiful clean lines and markings. They keep busy foraging on the ground, tossing leaves about searching for insects and other invertebrates. They are very accomplished singers with quite a repertoire of tunes. This pair, above, are busy feeding their young in a nest in the grapevine behind our house.
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.