This will be a quick update. I have had an extremely busy week, so I haven’t had much time to get ahead on the website. I’ve been trying to cram in as much bird-related activity as possible in the last few days to generate content. I do have some good news to share, though.
The first bit is that I’ve managed to photograph an entirely new species I haven’t seen in my yard before: the Western Kingbird. the kingbirds will never land in my bird feeders as their method for getting food is to fly around and catch flying insects. They’re always found high up in tree canopies, so they’re a little tough to get good pictures of. Nevertheless, I did the best I could with you’ll find the gallery below.
There’s also an okay photo of an American Robin, which I’ve never posted a picture of. They’re extremely common birds, but for some reason haven’t bothered with my yard.
Finally, I managed to get a clear picture of one of the Northern Bobwhites who stop by to eat the dried deer corn. They’re adorable little quail!
NOW! The big news!
Next week is RAPTOR WEEK! What does that even mean?
The Discovery Channel gets to to Shark Week every year, so I figured I could have a little fun and have Raptor Week instead. Instead of three posts next week, you’ll get five, one on each weekday. Instead of one Bird of the Week, you’ll get three! I’ll be covering the Turkey Vulture, the Harris’s Hawk, and the Bald Eagle. The reason I’ve chosen these three is because I have the best photos of them.
I haven’t made a final decision on what the other two posts will be about, so standby there. At least one will be akin to a feeder dump, but it will be MASSIVE and contain nothing but raptors.
Anyway, please enjoy the photos from this week. I’m still learning my new camera, so please be patient as I get better and better at taking quality bird photographs. Let me know what you think!