Saturday, May 28 @ the 2016 Wenas Audubon Campout
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
– Emily Dickinson
I do love the robins. They photography beautifully and have more expression than any bird ought to have.
Different days, different birds – but there is always one little one who draws me in. Usually, they are the first to arrive, the last to leave, or the one who is unperturbed by my arrival.
Lately, this little Song Sparrow has me charmed. I scrunch down in my chair by the arborvitae and pretend to drink coffee as I try for the perfect capture of this little one’s sass.
January is one of my favorite backyard months. So many visitors!
Today a Northern Shrike popped in for a quick visit. Having never seen a Northern Shrike this was quite a treat. Yeah!
(No, I did not take the one amazing NSWO photo on this site.)
The Northern Saw-whet Owl. Apparently one of the more common North American owls, but you wouldn’t know it because they are tiny and impossible to spot. Even with precise directions Dad and I had a hard time finding this little one. In the end, the poop was the key. Seriously…