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 Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, has really made a comeback in this region. Folks who have lived around here for years don't recall seeing Turkeys until the last 15 to 20 years. There are quite a few in small groups within a couple miles of us. Did you know that a group of Turkeys is called a "rafter"? The two jakes in the bottom picture are wrestling by locking beaks and trying to push the other around. They will fuss like this until one has enough and gives up. Then, they get along just fine. Interesting behavior to witness.
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.