Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Photographing Backyard Songbirds from Photo Blind

Female dark-eyed junco in winter plumage perched on vine maple branch.

I have been having fun this winter shooting backyard songbirds from my new photo blind.  The pop-up photo blind sets up in less than 2 minutes and allows me to get within 10 feet of the birds as they feed from a suet feeder or perch on nearby branches.  Waterproof construction means I can leave […]


Pine Siskin

AEF1-pine-siskin-winter

Spotted this little finch eating seeds in a shrub alongside the Nooksack River. Pine siskin live year-round in Washington State,  and are seed-eaters closely related to gold finch.  This little guy can increase its metabolic rate by 5X in order to survive overnight temperatures as low as -85F.  They store extra seeds in a portion […]


Red fox (dark phase), Mount Rainier National Park

Red fox (dark phase), Vulpes Vulpes, standing in huckleberry bushes, Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

“Because I’m Sly, That’s Why”


Southeast Alaska Day 19 – Wow! Tracy Arm!

Harbor seals on iceberg, Tracy Arm, Alaska

July 17, 2012   Imagine a 30+ mile long Yosemite Valley flooded with 600 feet of water with 6000 foot peaks rising straight up out of the water.  Imagine more Yosemite Valleys breaking out along the length of this first one, each with 8000 foot peaks rising above the valley floor.  Imagine all this Yosemite […]


Southeast Alaska Day 15 – Wildlife of Glacier Bay

Sea otter, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

July 13, 2012 Today we toured Glacier Bay on the catamaran operated by Glacier Bay Lodge & Tours.  Though it was cold and drippy, and Friday the thirteenth, luck was with us from a wildlife point of view. The tour ran all the way up Glacier Bay to the head of Tarr Inlet, where the […]