Archaic bird photography.

A bit of a tongue in cheek response to the Daily Post one word prompt Archaic.

The photo was taken two weeks ago using a 10 year old camera, archaic by current standards. And the camera was by far the newest piece of equipment used, the lens is 29 years old and the tripod is 22 years old.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the bird is in shade with sunlight on the background.

Archaic bird photography of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

A couple of birds from week 20.

A couple of photos I was considering for week 20 of my 52 week photo project.

A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I’ve been photographing a few summer visitors recently, filling in some gaps in my files.

A spring Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

A male Baltimore Oriole eating Grape jelly in an Oriole feeder. Not as colourful as some of the males that were around but this one is hanging around.

A Baltimore Oriole on an Oriole feeder.

Week 18. Two different birds.

I had a few photos under consideration for week 18 of my 52 week photo project. I spent some time one morning out in the yard photographing some of the birds. A mix of winter visitors still with us and some recently arrived summer visitors. All while being swarmed by Black Flies that are now out. I only got one Black Fly bite which is good as I am allergic to them.

First, a recently arrived summer species, a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I say young male because it’s still showing traces of its juvenile plumage.

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Second, a winter species that is still with us. A Pine Siskin, one of a dozen or more still hanging around.

A posing Pine Siskin.