Black and white image of woodpecker with red head

Another Redhead: Cee’s Black & White Challenge

I have been busy on the blog this week, so this post is short and sweet as I share my black and white version of this woodpecker. Back in early 2017, with my new Lumix camera in tow, I strode along the American River Bike Trail hoping for some good photo ops! Although it was …

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Yellow birds perch on twisted wire

Twisted Twitter

Curved and straight lines appear in nature and in items made by humans. In the WordPress weekly photo challenge, those curved or Twisted lines are the theme for this week. In Hawaii last January, we encountered so many colorful birds! These two Saffron Finches were happily enjoying the sunshine. The one on the right really contorted …

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Puffed up hummingbird enjoying the rain

Resilient Hummingbirds: Backyard Birdwatching

I have a hummingbird family living in my backyard! I believe they are the “Allen’s” species which are known to stay year-round even in Northern California. Since most hummers migrate to warmer climates, it’s nice to see this little family sticking around. I captured this photo as the male hummingbird finished feeding. It had rained …

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