Thought I'd throw in an interim post between my Put-In Bay chapters! As fall draws nigh one of the things that I look forward to is the reappearance of the chickadees along with their little pals the tufted titmice and nuthatches as well as their big buds the blue jays. All of these birds are here all year but they seldom frequent my feeders except in late summer through into early spring. I don't know why this is except that maybe food is plentiful enough in the wild in the summer or they don't care for the migrants that are at the feeders in the summer:) Did you notice something unusual in that top picture? It took me a couple of frames of shooting to figure out whether this chap was one-legged or just favoring his right leg. I took a few more shots and figured out he was holding his right leg up in the air close to his chest. He flew off before I could tell if he was injured or had something stuck on his foot. He came back as I expected he would and I got a couple shots of him with the leg down. It is evident he had some kind of growth on the middle toe of his right foot. I don't know if it was caused by an injury but whatever it was it didn't stop him from being active and singing merrily away. These shots except for the last shot of the nuthatch were all taken today so I'll keep you posted on how "big toe" does throughout the fall.
Notice the "growth" with the nail sticking out below it.
Hello and welcome to my blog, or as I prefer to call it, my Phlog! I am using the term "phlog" (which I expect to make it into Webster's someday:)) because the primary purpose of this blog is to share photos rather than thoughts. As many of you can attest, I have way more photos to share than thoughts! Before I get started sharing though I should thank my new friend and world renowned blogger herself, Toni Kelly, for turning me onto this blogging thing and to blogger.com. Thank you Toni!!
I hope you enjoy the photos I am sharing here and that they bring you even a small percentage of the joy I get while taking them. I love being knee deep (O.K., elbow deep) in nature and if I can capture the beauty around us in some very small way through my photography that's just icing on the cake. Thanks for dropping by and please come back again!