Birding Nature Wildlife

A Visit to a Turf Farm

Horned Lark

On a recent outing looking for birds, we stopped at a turf farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipits which had been sighted a few days before. Scoping the field we soon spotted both the lark and pipits. I was glad to have brought along my 600 mm lens which enabled me to capture good shots of the lark and pipits.

Birding Nature Wildlife

Raven with Lunch

Raven with his lunch

Last weekend my friend took me to a sod farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipets and whatever other birds we might find. After finding our target birds, we wandered around a bit and spotted many other species. This raven was one of those. He landed near us, found something he wanted (not really sure it was to be his lunch) and took off.

Flowers Natural LIght Table Top

Pink Lily

Flower shot in a black box lit with natural window light. Flower from a local grocery store.

Flowers Nature Scenic

End of Season

Season Coming to an End

Walking through the gardens at Ida Lee park, I try to capture all the variety of the flowers through the seasons. The end of October signals the end of many of the summer flowers. I found this one in particular to be interesting. With just a few petals hanging on, it takes on a sad appearance. Soon it will resemble the neighbor on the left. That won’t be the end though, as there are seeds to feed the birds and maybe a few will survive to grow new plants next year.

Scenic Wildlife

Mill in the Mist

Glade Creek Mill on a misty day

A misty autumn day in the W.Va. mountains. I was looking for a bright sunny day with the foliage all lit up. What I got was fog, clouds and a bit of rain for six hours. I drove five hours just to see and photograph this mill. I did photograph the mill and falls and everything in between. I’ve seen lots of pics with the sun shining bright and the leaves glowing in pretty colors, but this is my first with all the mist, so I consider it a winner.