Sunday, February 1, 2009

Warm Feb. 1st!

This morning I enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder in the tree behind the house. There were cardinals, Tufted Titmice, Nuthatches, a Carolina Wren, Goldfinches, a House Finch, a Song Sparrow, another sparrow that I couldn't identify, a female Red-bellied Woodpecker and even a couple of Starlings (I wasn't so glad to see them!). I used my spotting scope to get some photos.

The woodpecker enjoyed getting the peanuts out of the feeder!

Later tonight I went took the scope out to get some photos of the Moon, Venus and some stars. Venus is going to be very bright this month. It is REALLY difficult to try to take a photo of something that is straight up with a tripod and scope! I had to get into some very uncomfortable positions to try and photograph the stars. Then after all that trouble, the photos didn't come out! :( But, on a brighter note, my 1st Quarter Moon photo came out very nice. The craters were very sharp.

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