Fuzzy Devil

Of all the critters at Kensington Metropark that get the boldest about getting handouts (with the exception of the sandhill cranes) these little fuzzy devils are the boldest. They’ll follow you around and complain if you ignore them. For this photo, I’d put a small handful of birdseed on a small wooden post, and was […]

Pecker

I’m pretty sure this is a “common grackle”, at least according to Google images. I didn’t quite have the depth of field on this I’d have liked, but his eye is so intense to me for some reason… he’s tiny, but in the eye you can still see the dinosaur he was millions of years […]

Tucked In

I didn’t get up to Kensington Metropark in Michigan as often as I’d have liked this last summer, but did pull a few more edits from my older folders… the sandhill cranes there are probably way too comfortable with people. I’m always cautious when they’re looking for handouts, those face swords are like a foot […]

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 […]

Alvin

These little buggers are cute, but often difficult to get a shot of because they don’t sit still for long. At Kensington though, they’re used to people enough (and you can bribe them with seed) so you can get pretty close. This has probably been my favorite park to go to for shooting wildlife. (With […]