Spring is a busy time for me, being both a gardener and a birder. This year I opted for more birding and no new garden projects mostly to allow me to play with my relatively newly purchased Canon 50D Digital SLR with it's 100-400mm zoom lens. As a result of focusing on birds and hiking, my plans for starting vegetable seedlings was neglected. I eventually had to opt for buying plants as my seedlings were a failure. However, on the flip side I've been able to get out and shoot more bird and butterfly photos. Here are some taken in my home county...
|The Yellow Warblers are one of the first warblers to return in spring. By May 1st (time ofthis photo) numerous were present along the Glacial Drumlin Trail in Lake Mills.|
At Fauville Grove Sanctuary I
found the following photogenic species...
American Tree Swallows copulating
(fancy word for "doing it")
|White Crowned Sparrow|
This year has also been good for butterflies. Here are some Red Admirals with more photos of other butterflies to follow at a later posting