Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Walk Around the Block

Sycamore Tree

 

Some trees still have traces and blasts of color hanging on.  Today, I took a quick stroll trough my neighborhood with my new 70-200 lens.

Another “holdout” with golden leaves only left on the bottom half of the tree.

Just the bottom half!

Also, noticed the moon was out quite early–hand-held.  Lens is too new to let go!!

"Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you're out too soon, the sun is still in the sky..."

The advantage I am looking forward to with the leaves falling is learning more about which birds are really here!

Some friends I found today…this bird is in the front yard.  Fondly call him, “Walker Bird” because he walks up and down the Pine Tree snacking and searching for food.  Believe he is a woodpecker of some sort–think I will have to get my bird book out.  As always, correct names are more than welcome!!  Gotta love learning…thanks to @BirdGalalcatraz, AKA Jann Dorothy for proper name…Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

Just a quick pose!

 

Another feathered friend, a White-Crowned Sparrow–now able to be seen, since the leaves are all gone, where he is perched!  Thanks again Jann for ID!!

I can see you--no leaves to hide behind!

And the sun setting in the distance…

Sun going down...

 

Hope your week is filled with much joy:)

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3 responses

  1. I LOVE the photo of the nuthatch! Glad you have friends that can help you ID the birds…isnt twitter the best?
    Cant believe the leaves are still on the trees..looks like here a month ago.

    Thanks for the Walk!

    December 13, 2010 at 3:12 am

  2. FANTASTIC! Looks like you gave that lens a workout! Love the pics!!

    December 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

  3. Wonderful! Isn’t it fun playing with a new lens? You are going to love it! Your photos are all splendid!

    December 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

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