North American Songbirds

Bird Watching In the Northeast

The hours of daylight are getting longer. It’s finally beginning to feel like spring, and many of us in the northern hemisphere look forward to the return of migrating birds. Many birds migrate to a specific area to breed and raise their young.

The time it takes a bird to complete its one way migration can range from a few weeks to four months, depending on the distance. Soon the air will be filled with song!

The Northern Cardinal is abundant across the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and in Canada. Its natural habitat is woodlands, gardens, shrub lands, and swamps. This bird is a permanent resident throughout its range, it may relocate to avoid extreme weather or when food is scarce. The Northern Cardinal is the most popular state bird, representing Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Eastern Bluebird loves to perch on tree branches and wires observing insect prey. An eastern bluebird will swoop down and catch a flying insect or go down to the ground to feed on a grasshopper, cricket or other insect. The Eastern Bluebird is the state bird of Missouri and New York.

The Baltimore Oriole is a medium sized songbird with a long pointed bill and a beautiful flute-like song. The Oriole builds a “hanging basket” nest at the top of tall trees, usually elm or maple. They eat insects, fruit and nectar. It’s easy to entice a Baltimore Oriole to your backyard by placing orange halves on a feeder fruit side up.

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Art of the Day

Goldfinch Watercolor Art is a portrait of a beautiful goldfinch perched on a branch in winter. This artistic watercolor piece is one from a series of watercolor birds and is a elegant addition to accent any room. Goldfinch Watercolor Art is digital watercolor painting with soft yellow, green and beige colors to enhance your decor. The bright yellow and rich red colors on this piece really makes it stand out.

This goldfinch was designed to mix and match with more birds from this series. Be sure to check out my home decor accessories that are available to compliment this piece. Add decorative throw pillows, a duvet cover, and shower curtain.

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Art of the Day

Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly is a colorful fall photograph of a beautiful monarch butterfly feeding on red chrysanthemum flowers. This piece is one from my collection of fine art butterflies with rich red and orange autumn colors. Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly will add a splash of bold color to enhance your decor.

This colorful monarch butterfly is designed to mix and match with more butterfly prints. Enjoy a variety of home decor accessories available to compliment this piece. Add decorative throw pillows, or purchase tote bags to give as gifts.

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Tips for Winter Bird Photography

Attract Wildlife

Photographing birds in the winter time can be easy and fun. Here are some helpful tips for winter bird photography. First, bring the birds to you. Each year I decorate our front porch with pine garland, berries, pine cones, and perches for the birds. I hang a window feeder, fill it with black oil sunflower, and wait for the birds to come.

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Be Patient

To photograph birds through a window you need to put your lens as close and flat as possible to the glass, in order to avoid reflection. Notice which direction the light is coming from and try to use it to your advantage. Be patient, the birds can see your movements. They may get startled and fly away at first.

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Get Creative

Over time they’ll get used to your presence and pose for you. Get creative with decorations and perches. You can sprinkle some bird seed inside bird houses or decorative containers, enticing the birds to land where you want to photograph them.

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Use Caution

Be aware that anytime you feed the birds you may also be attracting unwanted guests such as raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice.

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There are lots of ways to make photography work for you in winter without shivering to the bone. Enjoy nature, be creative, and have fun!

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Photo Tips Fall Colors

Are you interested in capturing some colorful fall photos this year? Follow these steps for creative fall photography, and capture those rich vibrant colors.

Autumn is my favorite time of year for photography. It’s the grand finale to summer but the weather can be tricky sometimes. Believe it or not those fall trees with beautiful bright colorful leaves will look more vivid and vibrant under low light. On a clear sunny day early morning or evening is the ideal time for fall landscapes. Photographing landscapes with even light will really make those colors pop!

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‘Oakley Corners State Forest Landscape’

Don’t put your camera away on an overcast day, get outside because it might be your best light. Set your white balance to cloudy for the best results.

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‘Peaceful Creek’

Be creative, experiment!

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If you like abstract photography, capture those beautiful colors reflecting light on lakes and ponds. Every photograph you take will be original and unique.

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‘Abstract Tree Reflection’

Mix your fall photography with a nice long hike through the woods, or a trip to the pumpkin farm. That way you can enjoy the best of everything fall has to offer!

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Northern Cardinal Facts

The male Northern Cardinal is always the first bird to visit our feeder in the morning and the last bird to visit at night.

The Northern Cardinal is a medium sized North American songbird, common to backyard feeders. The male Cardinal is one of the most beautiful year-round birds we have in the Northeastern United States. He is especially charming with his bright red feathers, black face mask, and distinct crest on top of his head. Cardinal pairs mate for life and stay together all year. During courtship, males can be observed feeding seeds to their mate.

Here’s a beautiful male Northern Cardinal with bright red feathers sitting in snow covered pines. The male’s bright red plumage against a dismal gray or white landscape makes them a favorite species of winter birds.

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The female Cardinal is equally charming with an orange crest on top of her head, but her color is a dull buff brown. This female is the center of attention perched on a pine branch against a beige background.

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Northern Cardinals can be found in brushy areas, thickets, woodland edges, and suburban yards throughout the eastern United States. Their range has been expanding north for decades as a result of backyard bird feeders, which makes it possible for these beautiful birds to endure our harsh northern winter.  Males are territorial and mark their territory with song. Nests are built in dense shrubs or small trees between 1 and 15 feet above ground. They are made from twigs, bark strips, vines, leaves, rootlets, and paper lined with grass and hair.

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The Northern Cardinal is the state bird, of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia in the US.

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