Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, is a uniquely marked bird . They often appear in groups to decimate trees of their crop such as our wild cherry. We haven't seen them for a couple years, so don't know if we just weren't here at the time, or they bypassed our yard. The mature bird, as in the first two images, is very cleanly marked. They are pretty acrobatic when in pursuit of the fruit. Bottom two images are of the juvenile stage.
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.