This is not a b&w image, but it ought to be. It was taken on a dark, gloomy and rainy morning at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.
This is one of my favorite images. To me, the bird getting a drink of water on the fly resembles a ballerina, while the bursting drops of rain have a slight resemblance to stars... and no, I have not been smoking anything! I like the simplicity of this pic.
Photography as art. This minimalistic black and white depiction of Buffleheads swimming on a gray overcast snowy/rainy day. Buffleheads are the smallest diving duck native to North America. Farmington Bay WMA, Farmington, Utah USA
"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken." - Frank Herbert •
😌What a beautiful day to experience something new. My dearest Lindsay took me birding in hopes to spot the illusive Northern Pygmy Owl. After countless miles and many a wrong turn, we stumbled upon him perched high in a tree. I suppose sometimes wrong turns in our minds, are actually the right path we were meant to be on, in order to discover something hidden 🦉// #intothewoods#getoutside#takeahike#birding#northernpygmyowl#whiteranchpark#colorado#sundayfunday#hikemoreworryless
Northern Saw Whet-owls are having a banner year at least in the migration flyway were in, crossing over the 300 mark of migrating owls banded. During @wildbirdresearch five years of operating owl stations, this is now three times as many owls, as any of the previous seasons of monitoring migration. While this is great news for this year, it’s also a good preview of what cyclical owl populations looks like. Last year around only 20 owls were banded, these ups and downs are due to rodent populations on their breeding grounds, which are then correlated to the food abundance from native trees. Native plants and trees are vitally important to all birds, they are the most important part of a habitat structure, when talking about birds needs of food resources. It’s winter now, which means it’s the perfect time to think about spring and planting native plants. Create a plan for making your home garden into a bird buffet with native plants. The perfect place to start is @audubonsociety native plants website section.