The snow beneath the bird feeder was covered in seed, and this young blue jay was ON IT.

You don’t need a telescope to shoot the Moon. A telephoto lens will do in a pinch. I shot this tonight with my Nikon D7100 and an inexpensive 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. Cropped; processed to bring out contrast. 300mm at ƒ/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.

Goldfinches and redpolls should stick together,
Goldfinches and redpolls should all be pals.

From May 2002: an Eastern Fox Snake encountered during a field trip to Pelee Island.

It’s snowing this morning, but that didn’t stop a small squadron of Common Redpolls from stopping by the feeder.

From March 2002: a Mid-Baja Rosy Boa I once had. I was extremely fond of this little snake, even if she bit me square on the nose that one time.

Two American tree sparrows visited the feeder today: the first time we spotted and identified this apparently common species.

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