I enjoy watching Robins hop along the ground, heads cocked to one side “listening” for movement of juicy worms moving below. I was surprised seeing just how successful this bird was in it’s morning search for food … likely headed to feed nesting young ones.
Both of these images are a signal that springtime in SW Virginia is well underway. Hopefully, the remainder of 2021 will offer lots of outside photographic activities and travel compared to 2020 … which as we all know was not so good.
We are fortunate to live in a relatively rural portion of SW Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 2.5 acres of land, home to various critters. Robins are numerous at this time of year as are various types of Butterflies feeding on our Lantana flowers. Rabbits, on the other hand are hardly seen, but they are here, always on the lookout for predators. I was fortunate recently to capture each of them doing what they do.
Here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I’m beginning to see more seasonal birds flittering about. Robins especially. I enjoy making photos that show them in a natural setting, as compared, for example, to attracting them with hanging baskets and assorted feeders. It’s Red, Red Robin time now. The “action” photo was an accidental shot. The bird took off just as I clicked the shutter. It’s not as sharp as I’d like, but I’ll take it.