I was trying to get better shots of one of my humming birds the other day. I was able to get closer and have them still come to the feeder, which was amazing. It wasn’t until I went inside and started looking at the pictures I took when I realized I caught something really odd. I haven’t a clue if it is a moth or something else (going with moth because of the size of the body) attacking the humming bird or if it just happened to be in that spot at that moment. It is such a cool shot, but… it’s out of focus!! Grrr!! Still, it is a really funky, cool shot.
The other day was stunning and mild so my windows were open. I noticed the bird singing I was hearing was coming from unusually close. Sure enough, I look out and I have a brilliantly red Cardinal hanging out in my tree right outside my window. I grabbed my camera, but he was shy and kept himself deeper into the tree, so I didn’t get great shots, but I did get a couple of decent ones.
This little guy (?) decided to try and hang out the other day while I was taking pictures. I had to switch to my zoom to get him, but he hung out for a little while, just running around on the driveway. He came pretty close a couple of times, but not quite as close as I would have liked. I’m still not 100% sure what kind of bird it is, but it is most likely some type of Sparrow.
It has been one hell of a week and it doesn’t look to be stopping soon.
I’m really missing that I no longer get these encounters anymore. For over 10 years we had nothing but an open field behind our house. Until we put up our fence a couple of years after we moved in, we would get deer in the yard, right next to the house to eat my flowers. The day we moved in, a coyote took up residence against my back door and scared the crap out of me when I went to open it. After the fence was put up, we would often get sights like this one because it and the kids swing set that used to be there were the perfect perches for birds to stand watch and hunt in the field. Continue reading “Hunting”