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 Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis, is our most common bird in wintertime. Also known as the snowbird, these little fellows are often seen in large numbers at the feeders. The male is a contrasty slate gray and white and the female has more subdued coloring, with brown on the wings and back.
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.