Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hoarfrosty Morning

Here are some photos I took this morning, on Maple St. near Sibley School and down by the riverfront. In places, the frost is an inch thick.

Hoarfrost January 19 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cats Watching "The Life of Birds"

I try not to put tons of cute cat photos here, but when I discovered that they loved watching "The Life of Birds" I felt that was entirely appropriate for this birdwatching blog.

Fascinated by a canvasback duck.

Yes, that owl has a small rodent in its mouth.

The short video below shows Orion interacting with the screen. The light and sound aren't very good.

Monday, January 4, 2010

House Finch at Feeder

I took this photo of a house finch at one of our feeders on either Friday or Saturday. The zoom on my camera is broken (one or the other of certain unnamed adolescent cats knocked the camera off the desk, alas), but I got this shot by holding the camera to one side of my binoculars -- a technique sometimes called binscoping or digibinning. Not bad for a photo taken through a window, and a better focus than I often get with the point-and-shoot!

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