Since I've been unable to devote much time to birding recently, I thought I'd at least post some bird related pictures. Lately I've been playing a lot with my Canon EOS 50D (!!!). I would love to be able to take beautiful frame filling pictures, but for now I'll settle with identifiable shapes and colors. I was able to snap a pic of a friendly little Dark Eyed Junco. He seemed oblivious to my large form slowly creeping toward him as he picked through the seeds scattered on the ground. Since the only lens I have right now is a 50mm I couldn't get too close to him. However, it was quite fun sitting in the yard with the little Junco hopping all around me. :) I was also able to creep up on a Downy feasting on our suet feeder. I was able to get a bit closer to him than I could the Junco. He even turned and peered in my direction several times. Apparently I didn't look too threatening because he just continued pecking away at the suet.
While I was playing around with the camera in the yard, I did manage to get a great frame-filling clear shot of a bird...albeit a stationary metal bird. However, it is a start!
I've never had trouble finding something to do...Cycling,tennis, creating something out of stained glass are a few things I enjoy. Recently I've added birding to the list and suspect it will become a lifelong hobby.