Sparrow in the bushes.

So one of the things I’ve been trying to do is get more pictures of different song birds–and not just at the feeders around the house. I’ve been trying to see if I can manage to get some decent pictures of them in the “wild”.

Currently my main area of practice is up at Boomer Lake in the early to mid mornings. Since spring is just starting, there actually aren’t that many out in the afternoons–or if they are out they have a sense of when someone is trying to photograph them and they stay nice and quiet so that I walk right past them.

There are a large number of different sparrows that reside in the area. I have never been great at telling them apart–especially when I’m trying to keep the camera steady enough to get a single picture. This one had been bouncing around the branches and sat still just long enough for me to get this picture.

Yellow finch (or is it a warbler?) at the lake.

Then a week or so later I saw this yellowish warbler (or small finch) bouncing around and managed to get it’s picture. Though it could also be a vireo, or another type of song bird–but I do know that it wasn’t a sparrow.

I’m hoping as the weather warms up to be able to be out more with the camera and working on my nature photography skills. Birds, rabbits, squirrels, deer, and whatever else I hopefully spot before it spots me.