Birds of a Feather

| 5/24/2018 8:47:00 AM

Andrew WeidmanLast week I promised a gallery of bird pictures. True to my word, I dug through my photo stacks, looking for some birds to share. Before long, the search parameter shifted from "Can I find enough to share?" To "Which ones fit together?"

It's not that I think I have a lot of great pictures to share; there's just so darn many of them! Most aren't worth mentioning — blurry, out-of-focus, bad lighting, subject caught half out of the frame or mid pit stop. It's the curse of the spaghetti method: lots and lots of photos to wade through.

Even removing the poor shots that I just can't bring myself to delete left me with hundreds of mediocre to okay photos to dig through, looking for a few gems worth your time. I selected eight to start with; I'll share more soon.

baltimore oriole

A theme would probably be a good place to start, and in the future I foresee themes of waterfowl, raptors, warblers and sparrows. Today's gallery follows the theme of "There Is No Theme." I just liked each photo for itself. So here goes nothing:

I think every budding birder falls in love with Northern Cardinals. They're just about everywhere, and they really pop, especially the males.