Bird watching on the porch
Since my son was sleeping on the front porch in his baby carriage, I decided to get my camera and just sit still for while. It’s amazing what you can see if you only sit still and observe. I saw a Tree Sparrow (Pilfink) chasing several Bohemian Waxwings (sidensvansar) like crazy. Never thought they were capable of such speed. I saw a pretty rare sight for our neighborhood, Pine Grosbeak (Tallbit), our northern parakeets, whom were munching away at frozen rowan berries. A beautiful bird that lives primarily in northern pine forests.
They come in many different colors and are quite acrobatic and agile. Old males are red and gray, while male juveniles have a range of colors as you can see in the photo below.
I also found this sorry fellow, who must have missed his flight to north Africa. He looked kind of cold and sat completely still. I wonder how long he will survive in this kind of weather.
Shooting conditions was really bad as usual. Snow kept interfering with the auto focus and light was scarce. As you can see i used ISO 2500 for these shots, so they are a bit grainy.