Monday, December 22, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly

Blue-winged Teal - photographed in May at the Horicon Marsh during their annual birding festival. Did anyone do a CBC this past weekend? My group went out Saturday morning and had quite a bit of luck considering Friday we got a foot of new snow. Our list included all of the usual suspects you would expect to see in southeastern Wisconsin in December - chickadees, house finches, house sparrows, cardinals, bluejay, woodpeckers (downy and red-bellied), herring gulls, crows, mourning doves, pigeons, mallards, juncos, and three hawks (red tailed, coopers and sharp shinned). The biggest surprise for me was the large group of robins (at least 25) all hanging out together in the park just blocks from my home. I wish I had been carrying my camera - a missed opportunity! To see more bird photos visit Bird Photography Weekly at

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly

This Wisconsin Birder wishes she was back in Florida where she was when she photographed this Osprey with a fish, between Naples and Marco Island, last March. Wisconsin is in the deep freeze today with a temperature of 5 and a wind chill of -15 degrees. Too much Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for birding! Find more great bird photos at Bird Photography Weekly.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008 Christmas Bird Count

It is almost that time of year again...time to get up unreasonably early, layer up in as many articles of warm clothing you can move in, head out into the cold (at least here in Wisconsin)and count birds! 2008 will be my second year participating in CBC. I'm counting with fellow Enderis Park Bird Club members Joe & Nola Devereaux and Julie Ristow. We're meeting at 7:30 am on Saturday, Dec. 20th at Cranky Al's on North Avenue...Join Us! For more information on this year's CBC, click on the CBC badge to the right.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly #15

My featured bird this week is the Bobolink. I photographed this fellow in May 2008 at the Horicon Marsh,during their annual birding festival. More than 290 species have been documented at Horicon Marsh making it one of the top birding hotspots in the Upper Midwest. For more information on the 2009 festival, scheduled for May 8-11, visit the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. Take a look at all the great bird photos this week at Bird Photography Weekly.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Skywatch Friday

This sunset photo was taken on Tuesday this week at the end of a particularily stressful was just what I needed to calm my nerves and regain perspective. TGIF everybody! For more views of skies around the world visit Skywatch Friday.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly #14

I photographed this Yellow-headed Blackbird on Big Muskego Lake in southeastern Wisconsin last summer. It was the first time I went out in search of a specific bird. What a thrill it was to find it and get a photo! It is reminding me of summer on this very snowy December day. See more bird photos from all over the world at Bird Photography Weekly #14