House Finch (male)
I usually try to space out my photography posts, but as this week has been an especially busy one, I am afraid I don’t have much in the way of new artwork or poetry to share at the moment.
So, bird photos it is.
A thought: I firmly believe that my photography, poetry, and collage practices inform one another. Specifically, I think there’s a special link between nature photography and collage for me that extends beyond the visual. I also believe that, no matter which of our creative pursuits is dominant at any given time, it is important not to abandon the others–or to forgo the possibility of exploring new creative outlets, as we are inspired to. This is a topic I’ve been contemplating for the past several days, particularly in light of previous discussions on belonging, and hope to post about soon.
Anyway, please enjoy the birds. A few quick notes: summer is very much finch season in my backyard. Lots and lots of House Finches and American Goldfinches. The male House Finch above brings his family to the feeder often and typically perches on top and guards while Mrs. Finch and the kids grab a snack. (I know for certain there are at least two House Finch families who visit my feeders regularly–but there may be more.) You’ll find some juvenile finch photos below.