|Rushing Mountain Stream Makes For Great Scenic Opportunity|
While I have seen Eastern Towhee's for years, I have not had many opportunities to photograph them successfully, as they usually inhabit brushy areas where they scratch among the leaves on the forest floor for food. This changed in April when the birds began utilizing the area around my blind.
The Northern or "Yellow Shafted" Flicker is another bird that frequents our area, but has been difficult for me to photograph until this spring when one stopped by on an April morning.
|Northern "Yellow Shafted" Flicker|
In Pennsylvania, regulations require that all bait and residue thereof be removed at least thirty days before hunting is done in that area. This is not a problem since I have not hunted for nearly thirteen years, having found observing and photographing wildlife to be a much more rewarding means of enjoying the outdoors, so if my ex-compatriots in law-enforcement stop by the only weapons they will find will be the cameras and long lenses.
|Partially Hollow Stump Makes Both A Good Background And A Natural Bird Feeder|
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill