Yellow-whiskered Greenbul: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The field guides say this is a “very common” bird throughout its range, and its range includes part of every East African country, from a few hundred feet to the tops of the mountains…basically wherever there is forest or gardens. This one was, again, around the parking area at the Gorilla Trek trailhead. Sony Rx10iv at 591mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 2000 @ f4 @ 1/500th.
House Finch and American Goldfinch: Kennebunk, Maine, USA, January 2023 — We woke up to one of those winter wonderland scenes with wet snow clinging to every branch and bush and about 3 inches on the ground. It did not last more than a half hour once the sun and the wind got up, but it was traditionally beautiful for a few moments there. I managed a few shots in the early light to catch the contrast between the birds and the snow. House Finches have been coming to the feeders for the past two weeks. They are occasional visitors year round, but way outnumbered by the Purple Finches in the spring. American Goldfinches are another year round visitor. We are currently hosting a flock of at least a dozen. And this scene, with the fresh snow, is just a memory. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 320 @ f4 @ 1/500th.