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 European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is a very common visitor nationwide. They are a nuisance because they appear in large groups and can be very messy. They can clean out the feeders pretty quickly if allowed. They do have pretty markings when viewed closely, especially in their breeding colors.
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.