These little friends are from the backyard and Radnor Lake (TN). I went to Radnor today, despite the fact that it was so grey and so cold outside. I thought I could handle it. Really, I barely could.
(White-breasted Nuthatch above- they make the sweetest little vocalizations; Ruby-crowned Kinglet below)
(Canada/hybrid goose below)
I got to a spot where there was a fair amount of bird happenings and hung around for a while, but after about 15 minutes, I completely lost the feeling in my hands and I just didn't have the ability to take a swell photo. I had to struggle greatly with putting the lens cap on and off, so I figured it was time to skeeeedaddle. Yup, so that's what I did. I saw a ton of deer on the hike back but I was just too cold to wait around for a good photo-op. There were a few pretty young deer and they were SO fuzzy and SO cute, I wanted to put them in my pocket. Too cute for words. I ran into a few kids working with Americorp and tried to talk to one of the guys for a minute, but my face was so frozen I couldn't even form coherent words (seriously). I'm such a wimp...
(Carolina Chickadee above; Downy Woodpecker below)
(Eastern Bluebird below)
(Carolina Wren below)
(Song Sparrow below)
Oh! I had a Red-headed Woodpecker, a Downy, and the Kinglet each land about a foot away from my head. That was fancy! My reaction time was lame and they were way too close to focus on for photos, but I got some awesome looks at them. It took them all a while to realize my frozen head was a person and not a perch :) My World and Nature Notes