Friday, July 24, 2009


During my visit to Lake Shabbona July 2009, the sun was just beginning to set. Beauty is as they say 'In the eye of the beholder'. Today's beauty is from my point of view. The eye behind the camera.

A nice place to bird watch and enjoy nature

  • A baby bunny sit silently as we enter the park.
  • Mulberries near the campground are the perfect supper for this cardinal.
  • (Probably) the most photographed spiderweb in Shabbona ... shimmers as
    the sun filters through the silky threadwork.
  • The sweet song of the Indigo Bunting is music as the sun begins to set tonight.

  • While hoping to see a Eastern Bluebird in the nesting box ... I found a gyspy European Tree swallow peeking out at me...
  • A Common Yellowthroat rests peacefully on a fallen roadside branch.
  • The American Goldfinch has it's eye on an e vening snack.
  • Ready to line the nest with a choice feather, this House Wren keeps busy.

  • Golden sun beams on the pond and the juvenile Hooded Merganser.
  • A juvenile American Goldfinch is a treasured gem in a weedy patch.
  • Today I found a pot of gold at the end of the sunset.
Shabbona Lake is a state recreation area. It is southwest of DeKalb, Illinois.


  1. Rally like the grouping of pictures, you are very knowledgable regarding the various species of birds you encounter ...M

  2. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I enjoy learning about birds through my photography. The knowledge of fellow birders and field guides are very helpful too.