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 Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea, is a very striking bird due to it's brilliant yellow body and head. Even though we have these down at the creek, this one was photographed at Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County, NC. They generally inhabit the lower branches of trees and brushy areas near creeks and swamps.
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.