Thursday, January 23, 2014


Another day of bird photography!

This morning we were off to visit the backyard of a local photographer to see and photograph cardinals, blue jays, nuthatches, etc. This was a very nice treat and experience. The weather was overcast to start with but then we had some sun. We had some good opportunities and got both the male and female cardinal, a male blue jay, and several different woodpeckers.

We took a break of about an hour and a half before we went out for our last afternoon of photographing the eagles. The weather had gotten colder and to start we had some sunlight. The wind picked up also during the afternoon, but was at our backs so it was tolerabe. As we photographed we watch the next snows approach and actually photographed the eagles in the snow. The birds had to work a bit harder to line up for a catch of fish. It was fun to watch them make in air adjustments.

Tonight we took our hosts out to dinner as a big thank you. We enjoyed barbecued pork ribs at Famous Dave's Barbecue.It was quite delicious. Back at the house I picked today's images, and wrote this blog. Now it is time to go pack our bags. The weather may be an issue tomorrow as we leave Chicago as it will be quite cold, about -15˚F. The wind will be  picking up tonight so that there is also a good chance of drifting, I will be glad when we are in the air heading for San Diego.

Hope you have enjoyed the journey. Now comes time to do a great deal of deleting the poorer quality images. This will keep me busy for a few days, to say the least.


  1. Fantastic photos, I love the eagle shots and the red cardinal (I think that is what it is) is bird that we do not get here. So bright and cheerful. Have a good day Diane

  2. wow, Nancy...awesome bird shots. I'll have to let Brian Gatlin know he has some stiff competition!

    1. Glad that you are enjoying the show. We had a pretty good morning for those backyard birds. They show up quite small in the original image.