05/09/15 Backyard Birds

Posted: May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Here’s a small sample of birds that visit each day. This is only the small birds. There are also ospreys, herons, egrets, eagles, swans, ducks, and more. It’s such a wonderful world out back.

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House Finches

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Female Cardinal


Great Egret

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American Goldfinch

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Male Cardinal

  1. Chuck Aitken says:

    Ray, wondering if you use some type of portable blind when shoting birds. Great work.

    • rtyblog says:

      Thanks, Chuck. No I don’t have a blind. Most of my small bird shots are taken from my living room shot through my sliding doors. I set up branches that are attached to my feeders about 15 feet away.

  2. Ray, you are really blessed. It’s as though you live in Eden! Thank you for sharing them with your fans! c

  3. Glenn says:

    Beautifully done, Ray!

  4. You obviously love nature as much as I do Ray, Great idea with the branch. Really enjoy seeing your photography. I have met Christine and Mark along the way. I live in Seaside Park. Maybe one day we will meet up in Island Beach State Park. I am sure our paths have crossed! May I ask which lens you used for these backyard shots? The Nikon 300 mm is my favorite as far as clarity. Also have the 150-500 Sigma, but don’t use as much. The new 150-600 (Tamron I believe) has been getting some good reviews and Christine is proving it to be a nice lens, along with her skills of course! Thanks for sharing your images. You really inspire me. Angela

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