Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I'm still trying to get decent bird shots here; I guess the Shippensburg birds don't know me well enough yet to feel comfortable sitting still for a portrait. Today the Kingfisher again successfully avoided me, and some winter Sparrows (two Chipping Sparrows and I think a Savannah Sparrow) who wouldn't sit still were as elusive as a bunch of Dark-eyed Juncos (Slate-colored) who also had bad cases of ants-in-the-pants. But I did finally get a shot of one of the Great Blue Herons. He was way back in one of the cattail marshes along the Dykeman Walking Trail, but he was close enough that with a little manual focus fiddling I managed to get a decent shot.

So here you are - my first bird shot in Pennsylvania!

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Wow, that's one amazing photo! Happy Christmas, Roy :)

  2. a Fine Debut! Hey Roy have a fine Christmas Sir!
    Best Wishes from Frozen England!

  3. what's that guy still doing around pennsylvania. i thought great blue herons flew south for the winter! but i could be wrong....i just don't seem to see any this time of year.

    as tony said, nice debut!