Saturday, September 20, 2008

Autumn is here

I really do love this time of year. The trees and shrubs along the river are quite spectacular right now with yellow and reds as the predominant hue.
In a few weeks many of the trees will be bare and their leaves will cover the ground.

Here are some recent bird pictures, taken along the east side of the river and also at the Forestry Farm Park, where you can see some of the fall colours behind them :

As always , left click to enlarge.

Red-eyed Vireo :



Orange-crowned Warbler :





Clay-colored Sparrow :





Yellow-rumped Warbler :



11 comments:

kjpweb said...

Fantastic! I really have to learn how to deal with these small birds.
They are way to good looking as not to take photos of them!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thanks Klaus. They will test your patience to the limit, but it is very rewarding when you get some half-decent results !

The Birdlady said...

Half-decent??!!! lol These are stunning, as always. I need to get out to the park next week and see what I can find.

me ann my camera said...

The soft autumn tints really set off these birds so very well! I don't think there is much that can equal the beauty of colourful autumn leaves as a background for these little birds. A lovely presentation.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Cracking shots Nick, all spot in in great settingsm they sure do test the patience but with shots like these well worth the wait.

Bird Girl said...

Your images are so clean and perfect color - wow!!! And we all know how difficult it is to catch these guys in 'still mode'! Just gorgeous!

Nick S said...

Thanks very much everyone :-)

ruth-hiebert said...

Your photos are stunning,crisp and bright.

Nick S said...

Thankyou Ruth !

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are stunning! The autumn colors really set these off.

John Theberge said...

As usual, absolutely stunning. The color of the leaves really coordinate well with the color of the birds.