Green Heron
Green Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron Preening
Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron
Alarmed Green Heron

His crest popped up in alarm when he heard to people talking loudly on a nearby path.

Broad-winged Damsel Fly
Broad-winged Damsel Fly

The light was a bit harsh. I need to look out for these beautiful, fragile looking flyers and try to get them in better light.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC. I’ve enjoyed watching this Great Blue Heron fish the ponds in Fearrington.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Bubble Reflections
Bubble Reflections

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Catbird
Catbird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Indigo Bunting, Male
Indigo Bunting, Male

It’s always exciting to find a new bird species nesting in our area. I saw this guy yesterday and was lucky enough to see him, and his mate, again this morning.

Indigo Bunting, Female
Indigo Bunting, Female

There was quite a bit of chirping when she appeared out of the brambles where I think she has her nest.

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

Seen while sitting still and waiting for the Indigo Buntings.

Green Heron in Courtship Display
Green Heron in Courtship Display

I’m happy to see Green Herons nestling in our local pond after a year absence. (The tree that held their nest was broken by a heavy snowfall in January 2018. They visited in the spring last year but decided to nest elsewhere.) April 30, Camden Pond, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron
Green Heron
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

I love the long tail. April 30, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Camden Pond
Camden Pond

Yes, I’m still exploring surface water with my camera.

Prepared for Launch
Prepared for Launch

Cedar Waxwing about to take off. April 29, Camden Park.

Flipping Mulberries
Flipping Mulberries

I always enjoy watching the Waxwings eat. The last two days they’ve been eating mulberries. The mulberries don’t look ripe, so it could be a sign of tough times. Last two years they’ve eaten the mulberries in late May.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren
Tired Carolina wren

I’d been standing still for about 10 minutes concentrating on the Waxwings and Catbirds, when I slowly looked to my right and found this tired little Carolina Wren sitting peacefully on a nearby branch. Near enough so I got great detail on the feathers and eyelashes.

Carolina wren
Carolina wren

His feathers shifted when he looked down, revealing very pink feet.

Winking Wren
Winking Wren

Sleeping with one eye open, actually. April 30, Camden Park.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Every so often a bird decides to land nearby or allow me to get close enough for a portrait. Makes me feel like the luckiest person.

Catbird
Catbird

I need to stake out their territory more often. This is a nice photo, but hoping and trying for something even better.

House Finch in Redbud Tree
House Finch in Redbud Tree

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes

Camden Park.

Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes

We have both variants in our little spot.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing
Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing

Has that just-woke-up morning look. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Reason for the Name
The Reason for the Name

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms
Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms

I waited for him to get closer to some of the blossoms, but this is as close as he got.

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Morning Hunt
The Morning Hunt

A Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron in Grass
Great Blue Heron in Grass

Earlier, when I first caught a glimpse, he was screened by grasses on the bank. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Water 23
Water 23

The complex reflections from the surface of ripples and waves in the water of our local pond and stream in Camden Park is fascinating. This series of water photos were taken in different light conditions (cloudy, sunny) at different times of day and varying angles to the sun.

Water 29
Water 29
Water 59
Water 59
Water 68
Water 68
Water 77
Water 77
Water 85
Water 85
Water 74
Water 74
Water 89
Water 89
Water 124
Water 124
Water 132
Water 132
Water 138
Water 138
Water 142
Water 142
Water 145
Water 145
Water 18
Water 18
Water 25
Water 25
Water 27
Water 27
Water 16
Water 16
Water 1
Water 1
Water 6
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

An Earful of Waxwings
An Earful of Waxwings

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Creekwood Trail, Fearrington, NC.

Mallards
Mallards

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Muscovy
Muscovy

Native to Central America, I’m not sure how he came to live in our small park, all alone. Until the Mallards befriended him. Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Green Heron
Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron
Broad-winged Damsel Fly
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron
Bubble Reflections
Catbird
Song Sparrow
Indigo Bunting, Male
Indigo Bunting, Female
Hover Fly
Green Heron in Courtship Display
Green Heron
Brown Thrasher
Camden Pond
Prepared for Launch
Flipping Mulberries
Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren
Carolina wren
Winking Wren
Carolina Wren
Catbird
House Finch in Redbud Tree
Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing
The Reason for the Name
Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms
Chipping Sparrow
The Morning Hunt
Great Blue Heron in Grass
Water 23
Water 29
Water 59
Water 68
Water 77
Water 85
Water 74
Water 89
Water 124
Water 132
Water 138
Water 142
Water 145
Water 18
Water 25
Water 27
Water 16
Water 1
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
An Earful of Waxwings
American Robin
American Robin
American Robin
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Cardinal
Pileated Woodpecker
Mallards
Muscovy
Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Merganser
Green Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron

His crest popped up in alarm when he heard to people talking loudly on a nearby path.

Broad-winged Damsel Fly

The light was a bit harsh. I need to look out for these beautiful, fragile looking flyers and try to get them in better light.

Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC. I’ve enjoyed watching this Great Blue Heron fish the ponds in Fearrington.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Bubble Reflections

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Catbird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Song Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Indigo Bunting, Male

It’s always exciting to find a new bird species nesting in our area. I saw this guy yesterday and was lucky enough to see him, and his mate, again this morning.

Indigo Bunting, Female

There was quite a bit of chirping when she appeared out of the brambles where I think she has her nest.

Hover Fly

Seen while sitting still and waiting for the Indigo Buntings.

Green Heron in Courtship Display

I’m happy to see Green Herons nestling in our local pond after a year absence. (The tree that held their nest was broken by a heavy snowfall in January 2018. They visited in the spring last year but decided to nest elsewhere.) April 30, Camden Pond, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron
Brown Thrasher

I love the long tail. April 30, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Camden Pond

Yes, I’m still exploring surface water with my camera.

Prepared for Launch

Cedar Waxwing about to take off. April 29, Camden Park.

Flipping Mulberries

I always enjoy watching the Waxwings eat. The last two days they’ve been eating mulberries. The mulberries don’t look ripe, so it could be a sign of tough times. Last two years they’ve eaten the mulberries in late May.

Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren

I’d been standing still for about 10 minutes concentrating on the Waxwings and Catbirds, when I slowly looked to my right and found this tired little Carolina Wren sitting peacefully on a nearby branch. Near enough so I got great detail on the feathers and eyelashes.

Carolina wren

His feathers shifted when he looked down, revealing very pink feet.

Winking Wren

Sleeping with one eye open, actually. April 30, Camden Park.

Carolina Wren

Every so often a bird decides to land nearby or allow me to get close enough for a portrait. Makes me feel like the luckiest person.

Catbird

I need to stake out their territory more often. This is a nice photo, but hoping and trying for something even better.

House Finch in Redbud Tree

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes

Camden Park.

Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes

We have both variants in our little spot.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing

Has that just-woke-up morning look. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Reason for the Name

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms

I waited for him to get closer to some of the blossoms, but this is as close as he got.

Chipping Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Morning Hunt

A Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron in Grass

Earlier, when I first caught a glimpse, he was screened by grasses on the bank. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Water 23

The complex reflections from the surface of ripples and waves in the water of our local pond and stream in Camden Park is fascinating. This series of water photos were taken in different light conditions (cloudy, sunny) at different times of day and varying angles to the sun.

Water 29
Water 59
Water 68
Water 77
Water 85
Water 74
Water 89
Water 124
Water 132
Water 138
Water 142
Water 145
Water 18
Water 25
Water 27
Water 16
Water 1
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

An Earful of Waxwings

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Eastern Bluebird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Northern Cardinal

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Pileated Woodpecker

Creekwood Trail, Fearrington, NC.

Mallards

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Muscovy

Native to Central America, I’m not sure how he came to live in our small park, all alone. Until the Mallards befriended him. Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Mergansers

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Merganser

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

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