Category Archives: Birds

A Male Cardinal Musing

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I couldn’t resist shooting this little guy.

©Dan O. De Ment

Male American Gold Finch – I can’t figure this thing out

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Dan O. De Ment

American Gold Finch resting between Feedings

 

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I  captured this  Male Gold Finch the other morning as he rested and checked the area before continuing to feed.  Gold Finches are always cautious and alert.

Dan O. De Ment

A heads up on, “Finches.”

I noticed earlier today, both male and female Finches are beginning to feed on Cone Plant seeds. “They love the Seeds.”   So, if you live in the Midwest, and love to shoot Finches, get your camera ready.  They really are a great subject and usually spend time on the plants. They are very cautious, however, so the best way to capture them is to be sitting somewhat near the plants  –  not to close –  so they’ll get use to your presence and start feeding.  I’ve got a 75-300 zoom that works well in these situations. I also have a Point and Shoot that takes excellent images.  Whatever you’ve got that works well for you will do the job.

Dan O.De Ment

Log Cabin Bird House

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One of our daughters gave me this Log Cabin Bird House.  It even has a latchable back door for cleaning.  I haven’t hung it this year due to over abundant Wasp and Hornet populations.  I’m sure one or the other would make a home inside. NEXT YEAR!

Dan O. De Ment