Posts Tagged ‘feeding

29
Mar
20

Dabbling Duck…

17
Oct
19

repurposed…

Nairobi, Kenya…since I posted this, a friend showed me inside photos from her travels there. There interior is quite clean and geared to humans…the giraffe visit and merely stick their heads in for loves and treats.

26
Mar
16

Osprey…

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23
Jan
16

Birds & Trout Feeding…

An evening hatch of midges (chironomids) excited the feeding birds and trout (and the fly fishers)…

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Sipping trout take suspended pupa and emerger patterns right below the surface…

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 All trout caught/released…

07
Oct
15

October frenzy…

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Oregon trout caught/released. Fly pattern: Callibaetis emerger

Cooler temps, and an all day feeding frenzy yielded many encounters with dining Rainbow Trout on an Oregon lake. The day started with Midges (Chironomids) and they kept coming off from early morning until a lull around 5PM. An emergence of the Callibaetis mayfly and a spinner fall added additional action just below the surface with large swirls and porpoising rises. Caddis fluttered about and there was the additional (rarely seen by me) Waterboatmen emerging and later splatting back through the surface film to swim toward the bottom. There was a sense of energy on the part of the fish, I hadn’t seen on recent outings. Colder mornings, geese flying South, foliage turning colors, the sun at a lower angle…not Fall yet, but one senses that late Summer feel.

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A Rainbow Trout caught on a Prince Nymph pattern along the edge of a dense weed bed. Caught/Released

07
Feb
14

Anna’s Hummingbirds

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The trouble with this touchy-feely, one with the Earth deal there are traps. We have spent most of this past year maintaining feeding stations for Hummingbirds. My mother-in-law has done this for years and while visiting, I would find it interesting and amusing, so I gave it a try. Well now the trap: when the temps drop and the snow flies (as it has been…24 and snowing now) then this silliness in me ensues in which I am going outside to get the just frozen feeders, bring them back into thaw and then return them back out to the chattering, buzzing Anna’s Hummingbirds. They hover within a foot as I replace the feeders much like our dogs and cats do. 

I know they have coping mechanisms, etc. But, now I feel honor bound to keep the juice flowing. The cats enjoy the festivities too…visual catnip.

24
Nov
13

Nature & Photography: Familiarity Breeds….Contentment….Kind of

HB Perch Empty SwittersBSeveral of you here feed Hummingbirds. My Mom-n-law has quite the loyal following of hummingbirds that seem quite comfortable with up close viewers. I shot this through the window inches away with my cell phone. East wind was blowing hard against the window/feeder/bird. The feeder was empty. Oh my, a calamity to the caring bird lady! The feeder was filled in short order.

Our Hummingbirds, at our home, are much more skittish and rarely captured so easily in an image. Perhaps it’s the two cats lurking nearby, tails switching back and forth, crouched and stealthily wishing they were outside.

 




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