Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Finally got a few bird pics!

I put out several bird feeders and filled them up in my front yard yesterday, having nothing else to do.  I also put my camera on its tripod.  NOTHING. I got a chair, lowered the tripod so I could view through it, and SAT.   NOTHING...It was too dark in the front yard anyway, so I moved tripod, camera, and another chair out front, by the driveway, where I set up more feeder stations and waited.  FINALLY, some finches and sparrows arrived.  But, I was getting burned by the sun (remember I'm a melanoma survivor!), so I quit.  I did learn a couple of things.  First, you have to be really quick to get the little birds!  The doves are pretty easy, but finches & sparrows aren't.  Second, you can capture their movement if you spy an aggressive bird who will chase off the others OR if you can anticipate their movements!  Lessons learned!

1 comment:

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely bird photos! I had to buy a new bird feeder because the squirrels tore up the last one. Hopefully the new feeder will stand the test :)