The Brown Thrasher is a very skittish bird that quickly heads for undergrowth when it is approached. It can be heard and seen running from growth to growth, but is hard to catch for a photo. It is fairly easy to identify with its color, breast stripes, and cat song voice with an occasional crack sound.
October 29, 2010
October 14, 2010
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The Carolina Chickadee was photographed in Fearrington Village Camden Park, Pittsboro, NC. While photographing it I thought it was the Black-capped Chickadee. It wasn’t until later I learned it was the Carolina Chickadee.
October 12, 2010
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The Black-Capped Chickadee has a range in Alaska, Canada, and the Northern half of the U.S. He is a small bird that is distinctively patterned with a combination black cap and bib, and white cheeks. The habitat is mixed and deciduous woods, willow thickets, groves, shade trees, and likes to visit feeders. He likes to eat suet and sunflower seeds. I like to watch him fly through the woods at approximately eyelevel, where he seems to fly in slow motion.
October 2, 2010
I have been trying to get a photo of a Wild Turkey for some time, but have found them to be elusive, or the lighting wasn’t good. I’ve even had them in my back yard. I had frequently seen them at the spot where I finally got the photo. However, as soon as they noticed me they started to take off for the woods. I had to take off in a run while preparing the camera to get close enough to get a picture. As the photos show, the Turkeys just stroll away. Seeing them from the road and getting the pictures and back in the car was no more than 5 minutes. It’s good that they are a large bird.