Thursday, October 22, 2009

Back Yard Birding

I was playing last week end with my camera, trying to get a few decent pictures of birds in low light, trying to find out the most efficient set up for bad light conditions. Most common birds were present, such as Cardinals, White Breasted Nuthatch, American Gold Finches. Lady Downy Woodpecker made a brief appearance at my window:

A Coopers Hawk appeared suddently, sending everyone to hide in the bushes......

A few minutes later, all the goldfinches were back. The finches are now almost completly in their winter plumage:

I took about a dozen pictures of the Goldfinches, and one of the finches seems a little bit odd :

Quite odd, really, since it was not indeed a Goldfinch, but a Pine Warbler!!!! That was a good find for my yard, a new bird for the year (year bird #59 for the yard)


Hilke Breder said...

Nice shot of the Pine Warbler (just needs lightening up a bit to really show its colors). I have yet to see one.

Laurent said...


I think you are right. For some reason, I underexposed this picture, and did not do any post processing. Picture was taken though my window, btw.


Hilke Breder said...

Laurent, I downloaded the photo and lightened it up with Photoshop. Email me if you want me to send it to you. I couldn't find your email address. So here is mine: