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 Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, is more often heard than seen. This pair showed up one day behind our grapevine and I was able to get a few shots of them. I think they were looking for a nesting place. The next day, we just saw the male by himself acting lost. I looked around near the grapevine and found the remains of the female. I think it was killed by a hawk. Sad story.
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.