F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320.
Why did Adele cross the road?
To sing, “Hello from the other side!”
F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 640
Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks
Interesting Fact: As Wild Turkey numbers dwindled through the early twentieth century, people began to look for ways to reintroduce this valuable game bird. Initially they tried releasing farm turkeys into the wild but those birds didn’t survive. In the 1940s, people began catching wild birds and transporting them to other areas. Such transplantations allowed Wild Turkeys to spread to all of the lower 48 states (plus Hawaii) and parts of southern Canada. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wild_Turkey/lifehistory )
F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 320, CS6.
Bald Eagles ( Juveniles )
Why did the football coach shake the vending machine?
I don’t know?
Because he needed a quarter back.
Interesting Fact: Sometimes even the national bird has to cut loose. Bald Eagles have been known to play with plastic bottles and other objects pressed into service as toys. One observer witnessed six Bald Eagles passing sticks to each other in midair. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/lifehistory )
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320.
What’s the problem with twin witches?
You never know which witch is which.
Interesting Fact: Downy Woodpeckers nest in dead trees or in dead parts of live trees. They typically choose a small stub (averaging around 7 inches in diameter) that leans away from the vertical, and place the entrance hole on the underside. Nest trees are often deciduous and the wood is often infected with a fungus that softens the wood, making excavating easier. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/lifehistory )
F/6.3, 1/100, ISO 250.
What do you call a wasp?
Interesting Fact: Bumblebees use sense of smell to detect flowers rich in nectar. Sense of smell is located on the antennas on the head. ( http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/bumblebee_facts/582/ )
F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 250.
Red-Eared Slider Turtle
What do you get if cross a Turtle with a Giraffe?
Interesting Fact: Courtship and mating activities for red-eared sliders usually occur between March and July, and take place under water. During courtship, the male swims around the female and flutters or vibrates the back side of his long claws on and around her face and head, possibly to direct pheromones towards her. The female swims toward the male and, if she is receptive, sinks to the bottom for mating. If the female is not receptive, she may become aggressive towards the male. Courtship can last 45 minutes, but mating takes only 10 minutes. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-eared_slider )
F/10.0, 1/400, ISO 400.
Why did the storm trooper buy an iphone?
He couldn’t find the Droid he was looking for.
Interesting Fact: Tufted Titmice often line the inner cup of their nest with hair, sometimes plucked directly from living animals. The list of hair types identified from old nests includes raccoons, opossums, mice, woodchucks, squirrels, rabbits, livestock, pets, and even humans. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tufted_Titmouse/lifehistory )
F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320.
Bald Eagle ( Juvenile )
What does the eagle say to his friends before they go out hunting for food ?
“Let us prey.”
Interesting Fact: The largest Bald Eagle nest on record, in St. Petersburg, Florida, was 2.9 meters in diameter and 6.1 meters tall. Another famous nest—in Vermilion, Ohio—was shaped like a wine glass and weighed almost two metric tons. It was used for 34 years until the tree blew down. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/lifehistory )
F/13.0, 1/640, ISO 640.
Interesting Fact: The Carolina Wren is sensitive to cold weather, with the northern populations decreasing markedly after severe winters. The gradually increasing winter temperatures over the last century may have been responsible for the northward range expansion seen in the mid-1900s. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Wren/lifehistory )
F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 400.
Luke through the keyhole to see!
Interesting Fact: Male and female Downy Woodpeckers divide up where they look for food in winter. Males feed more on small branches and weed stems, and females feed on larger branches and trunks. Males keep females from foraging in the more productive spots. When researchers have removed males from a woodlot, females have responded by feeding along smaller branches. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Downy_Woodpecker/lifehistory )