Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nuttall's Woodpeckers and House Finches

Today I got some bird photos for you guys. :) There are two photos of the Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) and two photos of the House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). I hope you enjoy viewing them. I know it's a tiny post, mainly because I want to still have photos to post while I work on the Lake Tahoe photos. XD

The Nuttall's Woodpecker photos were taken on the Arroyo Del Valle trail (the trail that I call the Pleasanton Trail). Arroyo Del Valle trail is located in Pleasanton, California. I go there very often as this trail is very close to my house.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best bird photos of 2012, use this link. To see my best photos of Pleasanton in 2012, use this link. To see all of my photos from Pleasanton in 2012, use this link.

This was the first time I spot this bird... It was hard to get a good angle because there was always a branch in the way. Good thing I got two good photos of it. :) Isn't it a cute bird?

Another photo. :) Anyways, here is a tip for all you bird photographers. Use aperture priority and open up your aperture wide!

The House Finch photos were taken at Shadow Cliff Regional Park. Shadow Cliff Regional Park is also located in Pleasanton, California. I do not go to this park that often, the park is very small, not much walking. I actually prefer the Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.

This is a female House Finch. How do I know? The female birds usually look all the same (my opinion). Females are usually less colorful and vibrant than the males. 

This is the male House Finch. I've seen this bird many times. See my House Finch photos from Quarry Lakes Regional Park last year here.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing today's post. Like I say, nature is very beautiful. Feeling sad or depressed? Go into nature and take a walk, it helps out a lot. Breathe the fresh air, mother nature will always fix you up. :) Well anyways, don't forget to share this blog post with your friends and "Like" us on Facebook! I have more bird photos coming up and Lake Tahoe photos. Due to my procrastination my Taiwan photos have not even been touched yet. Hopefully I will find time. LOL