Terrible picture, but at least recent

Pictures : Here is a shot of the Juniper Titmouse, this shot is not a very good at all, but it is recent. This morning, the Titmouse was in an excellent place for a picture, but I wasn’t fast enough with the camera. The Titmice come every day, but their visits are short.

Juniper Titmouse1 06_R7_ 01-29-23

CT Scan : I got that done today, and now I wait till the Doc has time to look it over. Hopefully there ain’t nothing too ugly in there.

Folks, have a nice day.


Orange One

Pictures : Here is a House Finch with an orange color. I have seen a lot of these, but on the whole they are a low percentage.

House Finch 01_R7_ 01-29-23

Watching Birds : The last three days have been really nice, and I have enjoyed doing a bit of bird watch.

CT Scan : Tomorrow I have an appointment to get a CT scan done. I have had a bit of the Flu (Nothing to do with the CT scan). I didn’t know if the hospital would let me in to get the scan done. So I went over and check with them and told them that I had done the home test for the coronavirus, and that I was negative, but I did have symptoms and ask if I would still be able to get to scan. They ensure me that it all would be okay.

Not sure where I got the bug (whatever it is) but it has been a bit of a pain. Lots of coughing and congestion. I think I am on the down-hill side of it, hope so, anyway. I don’t go out much and when I do, I am not out for long. Once a week or so, I’ll stop for fast food, and maybe that’s where I got it.

Folks, have a nice day.

Yet another Oldie

Pictures : Here is a pair of Blue Jays. I am too far west to see them anymore. I do see other jays, but not the Blue Jay. Also, I am not lucky enough to see any Jays in the area I am in. Note: the book says they are here, but I never see them.

Again, old pictures taken by old camera gear.
Blue Jays

Have a fine day, Folks

The Male Grosbeak

Pictures : Here is a shot of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
This is a 06 shot taken with the Canon 20D and the EF 300 mm F/4L.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  05-02-2006

Weather : Little windy but beautiful. I like it!

New Fence: The new fence between me and my neighbor is metal, and it was before, but this one’s a lot better looking fence. I am thinking it will give me a better background when taking shots of birds on the feeders. This one is all tin color, and the one he took down had a lot of white and tin color mixed. The white never did make a very good background. Besides all that, I hope the bamboo that I cut out will grow back this summer.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

2007 Back East

Pictures : Here is something a little different. I used a platform feeder a lot when I was back east, seems like a lot of birds liked it.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the background has a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and male Cardinal. Shot taken with Canon 20D and 300 mm F/4 L Lens with EF 1.4 extender Mark II.
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Fence : The neighbor next-door to me was replacing the fence between my lot and his shop, so I went out and helped him for an hour or two today.

Night Folks

Not as Old

Pictures : Well, this shot is just a couple of years old. I believe this cactus is an Ocotillo-Cactus. For such sticky things, they sure are pretty when they bloom.

Ocotillo-Cactus 6_7D2_210316

Folks, have a fine day.

2006 was a good year

Pictures : Here is another shot from back in 2006. When I start looking at my old photos, I seem to have a lot that I like from 2006.

Here is a Carolina Chickadee.
Carolina Chickadee IMG_2515

Finally : The winds have calm down, the temperature just under 50 ℉, and it feels pretty good.

Lactose tolerant : The last years I spent in my parent’s house as a kid, my father worked on a dairy farm, and one of the perks was all the milk you could drink. Well, pretty much, I think we got a gallon a day. At any rate, I could drink all I wanted and not have a problem with it. When I left home I went into the military, and again, each time you went to the mess hall you could have all the milk you wanted, and I drink a lot with no issues.
Weirdly enough, in my late 30s, that changed a bit. I started waking up at night feeling very strangled, and then one day talking to one of my older brothers about it, he said “do you drink milk” I said “yes” he said “stop for about a week” and I did, and that strangling went away. Lactose had become a concern for me. I can still drink milk, but not much and not late in the evening. Well yesterday, I guess I had a little too much a little too late. I paid for that! Not a fun feeling, waking up strangled several times in the night. Perhaps as I get older, I’m getting less lactose tolerant?

The weirdness of aging …

Folks, have a good day.

Old and not Very Good Shot

Pictures : This is another old one and not a very good shot, but enough to identify the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. You know, when I was a kid I remember we would fuss with each other and one of the insults we used to throw at each other was, “You Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!”. We were calling each other chicken, and that was an odd and old hillbilly insult.

Yellowbellied Sapsucker

Wind : Yep, another windy day, come on wind, it is too early for you to be blowing this much!

Folks, have a fine day.

An old One

Pictures : My fellow blogger Hien (Link on the right) posted a great picture of a Red-bellied Woodpecker the other day, and that reminded me that I have not seen one for about 15 year. So out of nostalgia, I looked into my old files and found this one that I took back in 2006 with a Canon 20D and 300 F4 lens. I don’t have the 20D no more, but I still have the 300 F4.
At any rate, I sure miss seeing the Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4-20-2006

Wind : Wow, seems like the winds are coming early this year. While setting here on the computer for about an hour, the wind has gotten strong.

Have a great day, Folks.


Pictures : A while back I had about 30 images that I had accidentally had the aperture up to F14, not so desirable for bird shots in the shade. This is one of them and I have posted a couple of the others too. I guess it give me some good practice in post-processing, trying to recover them a little.

Curve-billed Tharsher1 01_R7_ 01-06-23

Folks, have a fine day.