Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Your pictures - WoW(bang)

Hi Nancy,
I just looked at your Birding Vacation album on Webshots - you are getting so good with your camera! I wish I could get bird close-ups like you do. I enjoyed the heron pictures too because we have those here along the Whitefish River.

Meanwhile, I'm assisting my computer to limp along. It's just about ready to crash, and somehow I've been keeping it alive. I can't believe I'm able to blog while listening to PandoraRadio because this morning I couldn't even get my web browser to run. This is only because Monday I start school and must have a computer because it's online, as in needing a computer (bang). (For those of you who aren't getting the (bang) thing, I refer you to this post's comments.)

No way can my bird pictures rival yours, but perhaps you can help me identify the new guys at my feeder:

Ok, ok, I know they're LBB's (Little Brown Birds) but what kind of LBBs? I've got the ol' bear working on it too. Love, Mary


Nancy Drew said...

After a short look I would say an American Goldfinch in winter plumage. Or first year plumage. What does the old bear say?

Nancy Drew said...

My new Sony H7 with Zeiss optics and super steady shot has 15 times zoom and 8.1 megapixels. I think it did almost as good as the guys with the big zoom lenses. It is a lot of fun to use.
Although there is a bit of a learning curve.

Mary Drew said...

Ol' bear says the same as you, and that they are females, and that the plumage is darker than he is used to seeing. That might just be because of the picture. There were four or five of these around yesterday, but if those are females only, where are the males? I'll look today.
I need to learn more about my camera - I'm sure I can get more out of it than I do, but I learned up to a certain point and then I just kept on shooting.