Thursday, 19 December 2013

Deer, cardinal, blue jay, berries in the bog

You can see the size difference!
It may have been cold for the past week, but there is lots of action outside. I'm having trouble getting a decent photo of the cardinal. Oh, well. There are many pros out there who can do so. The cardinal only visits about once a year. This is the time!

Bambi, however, is an easier target. We have two females and a fawn that have been visiting.

Then there is the tricky cardinal. I put the 400mm lens on, stood outside in subzero temps, on the back deck, with the camera on a tripod. Even so...
I managed a video of a woodpecker and a chickadee on the feeder (below).
The light, fluffy snow is wonderful for snowshoeing. It's quite deep, and excellent exercise! I grabbed a photo of the berries in the bog. Such a bright red.
I dragged the camera with the zoom lens and tripod, hoping to grab a shot. Nothing captured my eye, other than the berries. I heard a pileated woodpecker, but it was shy.

The fawn isn't so sure of me.
Not like Tigger who would follow us around!

Ubiquitous blue jay atop our pine

Momma keeps an eye out for her babe.

Berries in the bog!

Such a pretty bird!

The chickadee is more brave!

shy thing!

I couldn't get closer!

woodpecker at feeder from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Bill Nicholls said...

Never really tied bird photography other that a Robin that posed for me

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Until our first RV trip east from Oregon I had never seen a cardinal... there aren't any in the Pacific Northwest. I only saw them on Christmas cards! And that's what your pictures remind me of.

You are taking great advantage of your wintery weather -- lovely pictures.

Hilary said...

So nice to have these creatures hang around. We've been enjoying our visitors also. Lovely pics.

eileeninmd said...

I love the cute deer and the cardinals are beautiful. Lovely series and post. Have a great evening!

Red said...

Good for your for getting out when it's nasty. As you know , some of the best shots happen when it's inclement.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I am envious of your colourful cardinal!! Not to mention deer virtually on your doorstep. Sigh. YAMxx