Aw Nuts

I believe this is a red wing blackbird… taken on a trip to Kensington Metropark in Michigan a few years back. I wasn’t initially thrilled with the high ISO level (making it grainy) and the original framing of the shot, but more recently while going through older photos I decided to play with it a […]

Pointy Dinosaur

Kensington Metropark in Michigan is great because you can get close up to the wildlife pretty easily, they’re very used to visitors. However, you’re not supposed to feed the sandhill cranes, and the reason is that they’ve gotten a bit pushy. (People ignore the signs and do it anyway, unfortunately.)  It’s hard not to be […]

Goose in Charge

My first time to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens I think I went too early in the year – I’d expected more blooming things and there wasn’t really much. (I’d also been looking for a fairy display they supposedly had, but could not find any sign of it.) I still had fun exploring the trails, and […]

Sneaky Stroll

I’m pretty sure this is the worst documented case of stealth in the animal kingdom. You can practically hear the bird humming nonchalantly to himself while he thinks he’s sneaking up on lunch. This was taken on a walk along the Maumee River near Toledo, at Side Cut Metropark. I was able to get fairly […]

Nap Time

I’m often wishing for a bigger telephoto lens when I visit Kensington Metropark in Michigan… partially because I think it’s where all retired guys living in Michigan with large disposable incomes to spend on camera gear go. Gives me lens envy. lol Any way, I found that I liked having the pulled back shot on […]

Looking For Handouts

The best thing about Kensington Metropark in Michigan is that while you’re walking the trails you can feed several species of birds right from your hand. When you aren’t feeding them, they tend to follow you a while just to be sure you don’t have a handout. Chickadees are one of those that are the […]

Feather Ball

Kensington Metropark is one of my favorite parks to visit in Michigan. There’s usually lots of chickadees (my favorite bird) and they’ll get pretty close to you (hoping for a handout.) I’ve been to this park in both summer and winter – this photo was taken on a winter trip. People go to feed the […]