4 days ago - By Karen Casebeer Photography

    Whether out it the boonies or at my own deck feeders, I love photographing birds.
    My backyard birds have given me many pleasures, such as seeing this Chipping Sparrow parent feed its youngster.
    Or when this huge Pileated Woodpecker swooped onto my upside-down suet feeder.
    While healing from my recent knee replacement surgery, I read a new book, Slow Birding by Joan E. Strassmann, which gave me some new perspectives on birding as a hobby.
    Strassmann advocates taking a slower approach to birding. Taking your time to really observe a species and appreciate the nuances of birds' daily lives...
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