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My Massachusetts backyard circa 2001-07. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
Right after I got my digital SLR, this dragonfly let me test it out by taking an extended rest in my back yard, 2002. Dragonfly, Canon 100 macro lens, 2006. Dragonfly, Stony Brook Audubon Refuge with Canon G6 camera, 2006. Turkey in back yard, December 2005. Turkey pecking at seeds below bird feeder in back yard, December 2005. Flock of turkeys in yard, December 2005.
Turkey in yard, March 2006. Turkey in yard, June 2006. Turkeys checking out the cracked corn in the black pot, July 2006. Turkeys in my back yard, July 2006. Turkeys in my back yard, July 2006. Turkey in my back yard, July 2006.
Turkey in my back yard, July 2006. In 2000 I saw this turkey confronting a cat in a bush in front of my house.  A few minutes later I saw the reason for the confrontation as the turkey escorted its three chicks back into the woods.  I got a few blurry shots with the Kodak DC290. I got a new squirrel-proof bird feeder in 2004.  However, this little fellow proved that itīs not chipmunk-proof. Backyard chipmunk, 2006. Backyard chipmunk, 2006. Chipmunk in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera.
Chipmunk in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera. A squirrel raids the bird feeder. Squirrel finds corn, 2006. A little toad takes up residence in my back yard. A ladybug crawls along a deck post. Woodchuck, 2000.
Female cardinal 2004. (Mark II) One of my first tethered efforts with the old Kodak DC290, cardinal in my back yard. Kodak DC290, 2001, cardinal in my back yard. Remote triggered Canon S330, 2002, cardinal in my back yard. Juvenile cardinal 2004. (Mark II) Cardinal shows off his plumage, 2004.
Juvenile cardinal, 2006. Juvenile cardinal 2004. Female cardinal 2004. Female cardinal 2003. This male cardinal is a frequent visitor (2004).  However the female is more secretive and only shows up at odd hours. Female cardinal, 2006.
If the female cardinal had been facing to the right this might have been a good shot, even with the goldfinch out of focus. Sort of interesting shot of cardinal but not sharp.  Give me another crack at this with the digiscope. Flicker, 2004. Chickadee, S330 on a tether, my back yard. A chickadee jumps a sunflower seed in my back yard birdfeeder. Chickadee, 2004.
Backyard chickadee, 2006. Backyard chickadee, 2006. Backyard chickadee, 2006. Backyard chickadee, 2006. Backyard chickadee, 2006. The chickadee on the left didn’t want to share the branch, so the other one tried to escape by hiding under the branch.  The correct part of the scene is not visible or in focus, but still interesting.
A shutter speed of 1/250 is quick enough to get a chickadee sitting on a branch, but not nearly fast enough to freeze a tufted titmouse thinking about landing on the same branch. Chickadee with a seed. Goldfinch 2006. Goldfinch 2006. Goldfinch in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera. Goldfinch in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera.
Goldfinch in my backyard, 2006. Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera. Goldfinch 2006. Goldfinch 2006. Goldfinches 2006. Goldfinch getting a drink 2006. Goldfinch 2006.
Goldfinch 2006. Nuthatch, S330 on a tether, my back yard. Nuthatch, 2004.  (Mark II) Nuthatch. Nuthatch 2006. Dark-eyed Junco, slate-colored variety, 2006.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2004. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) in my backyard, 2006.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, Canon G6 camera. Much less colorful than the male, this is a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2004. A colorful house finch. House finch at the backyard feeder, 2006.
House finch at the backyard feeder, 2006. House finch, 2006. Some sort of sparrow, 2006. Sparrow, S330 on a tether, my back yard. Winter Wren, 2006. Downey woodpecker at backyard bird feeder, 2006
Tufted titmouse in the snow. Tufted titmouse, 2006. Tufted titmouse 2006. USB tether shot, tufted titmouse with Canon S45 in 2004. Tufted titmouse 2006. Tufted titmouse 2006.
Tufted titmouse 2006. Tufted titmouse feeds on little pears, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006.
Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay in back yard, 2006.
Blue jay in back yard, 2006. Blue jay cracking corn, 2006. Backyard robin with a worm, Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope, 2004. This spider decided to build its web next to my back porch light. Grackle taking a bath in my back yard, 2006. Red-tailed hawk in the woods near my yard, 2006.

 
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