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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 121 - May 1, 2011

It is ironic how when I got into photography and my 365 blog, I also got into a little bit of bird watching.  One of my co-workers is an avid bird watcher, so I brought some of my photos to the office to ask her what type of birds these are at my feeder.  At first I thought this bird was a house finch, but after Laura's comment and a closer look, I realized that this is not a house finch.  It is actually a cow bird.  And she's right about another thing, between the cow birds and the squirrels, they are raiding my bird feeder.  I wish I could get rid of the crazy squirrels and if these birds keep away the other pretty birds, then they can head further south too!
I am still disappointed in my bird pics, but I can't get very close to them.  :-(   The blue jays and cardinals are the most skiddish of the ones in my yard.


  1. Looks like a stupid cow bird to me ... brown head, black body... dislike those birds. They raid my feeder and run off the other birds. On a lighter note, good to see you coming back. I hope everything is getting better and you have a good weekend.

  2. @Laura Delegal - I think you might be right, now that I take a closer look. The one's that she told me were house finches were smaller birds--looked a little different. This could be why my bird seed is disappearing by the bucket fulls.