23 Apr 2017 4 Comments
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I don’t use a feeder as large as this, but I have had the pleasure of hummers landing on the feeder while I was hanging it, and have held one in my hand twice. Such charming, lovely little critters!
I’ve noticed that the Hummers go into a feeding frenzy near sunset.I suspect they do it at sunrise too but I’m too lazy to find that out?
I wondered If I could get one them to land on my finger? Hummers have to be one of the most skittish creatures out there! The slightest movement can make them take off in a blur!
So I tried to think of a way I could get one these beautiful creatures to land on my finger?Holding ones arm out is difficult after a few minutes.So you need a brace for your arm.I used a monopod but you can use a tripod or a pole.
I’ve noticed over the last few nights that they go into a feeding frenzy around 7:45pm.So I set up some lights for filming earlier & waited.
Once I saw them starting to “flock”I turned on the camera & placed…
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29 Mar 2017 2 Comments
Springtime calls for migration…even amongst we human beings! Cindy is visiting Greece and points further East – I can’t wait to see photos of her destinations!
Yep, we just did it again. It seems as as normal as staying home.There is so much to miss leaving The Holler.
The year round Holler hummers are brave in an non-conformist way, they choose not to migrate thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, but to stay year round with us at The Holler, despite winter temps that frequently fall well below freezing and could easily kill them.
Other migrating travelers visit us seasonally.
There are four hummers that lived at The Holler year-round this year. These are two of them. They rely on our feeders and bugs to keep them alive year round.
Now we have flown off before the full complement of spring unfolds, missing all The Holler spring has to offer. Don’t worry, family remain at The Holler while we are away, to take care of all our critters including the birds.
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03 Mar 2017 2 Comments
I love jay birds…the smallest members of the family Corvidae. Cindy captured this friendly little guy perfectly!
All Holler critters are ecstatic drought is done!
California Scrub Jay is normally quite shy.
But winter drought seed shortages,
draw him close for Holler hand-outs!
Giving us an up-close glimpse,
of happy winter blues!
Cheers to you from The Holler’s joyful jays~
25 Feb 2017 2 Comments
Ah, yes…love is in the air!
Elephant Seals are obviously not the only species with this problem!
Title quote: “Cool Hand Luke.”
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Beautiful…majestic…spectacular…regal…perfect! I love these photos – I can’t get enough of them!
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18 Feb 2017 2 Comments
Some fun photos of sandpipers strutting their stuff in the surf…thank you, Cindy!
on the run.
13 Feb 2017 4 Comments
Some lovely sunny scenery…perfect for this Monday, don’t you think?
Oystercatcher snoozes in the sun,
09 Feb 2017 2 Comments
These are beautiful! The sunset lighting adds the perfect touch of gold.
There was a cloud bank blocking the sunset to the west. However, I could see a narrow slit along the very bottom of this bank.I knew the sun would explode through this gap. Think of venation blinds with one or two slats at the bottom taken out.
I went over to visit with Romeo/Juliette & waited for the show to start.
Many times I just shut the engine off & wait for the light.As long as I can see that it will shine forth,I don’t mind waiting.Gives me a chance to observe whats going on around me.It’s all because of the cloud formation.I look at the live Satellite feed before going out every time.Understanding the cloud stream is critical for my photography!
The sun did come through as I suspected & painted the landscape in a most surreal light!
I love these moments! They only last minutes,so I’m always mindful…
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