Bright-eyed birds

After last night's rainstorm, complete with thunder, lightning, and TV outage, we woke up to a chilly but dry morning and a bevy of bright-eyed little birds flitting around in our backyard buffet. Can you name them all? Take a look: As you can see at a glance, the downy woodpecker was the dominant bird …

Weather report

Although the calendar indicates that we should be enjoying Spring, Mother Nature has refused to cooperate. In the weeks since the reportedly "gentler season" officially began on March 21, we have experienced mostly cold and/or very damp weather...the kind of weather that does not draw me out for trail walking with my camera. As a …

A “twofer” for today

http://skip220.smugmug.com/2013today/Places/Spring-in-Chagrin-River-park/i-nCMmVXD/0/XL/2014_04_24_Chagrin%20River%20Park_059-XL.jpg Red-bellied woodpeckers are my favorite birds to photograph. Besides being sharp-looking birds, they have ATTITUDE! Tracking them in hopes of a photo op is just plain fun, and they are so darn photogenic! Then there this little bird...the brown creeper. http://skip220.smugmug.com/2013today/Places/Spring-in-Chagrin-River-park/i-f28VRR7/0/XL/2014_04_24_Chagrin%20River%20Park_023-XL.jpg A lot of luck and not a little dexterity is required to capture his photo. …