Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bird and Nature Talk Flyer

This is a flyer I recently produced to promote my bird and nature photography talks.  I can speak on this topic as it connects with my new book, "Nature-ly Fun! Bird Photography From A to Z."  I also give presentations on my Magnolia Cemetery history book.  Book signings can also be a part of these events.

For more information, please contact me at 843.224.3112 or

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blogs Hits 100,000 Page Views!

On Saturday, I noticed that this blog, BirdsEyeViews, has reached the milestone of 100,000 page views.

I have been keeping my eye on this number, located on the left side of my blog, as the count got into the 90,000s.

The blog was started in 2010. To date I have written 120 posts featuring my photography, especially of birds and the travel experiences I have enjoyed over the years.

I also use the site to document and promote my books, which total three so far- more to come hopefully!

Another statistic I checked occasionally is Pageviews by Countries. 

It's neat to see this listing my countries. 

Shows to me how people worldwide appreciate photos of Mother Nature and especially her many beautiful birds! 

Thanks to Google and Blogger for this wonderful product which has given so many people an outlet and a voice!  

Here's a link to my very first blog post on May 26, 2010, which is appropriately titled, "Time to Blog!"  

Old Ford T-Bird Needs Help!

The Charleston Post and Courier has weekly photography contests. Winning photos, as picked by the newspaper's veteran professional photojournalists, run in Sunday's paper. That day, the topic for the week's contest is announced.

Seeing "Forgotten Objects" as the subject, my mind quickly went to the old Ford Thunderbird I see in Orangeburg on my way to South Carolina State University where I teach communications courses.

Lo and behold! My T-Bird photo was selected by the editors as one of the two winning reader-submitted photos featured in the paper on Sunday, April 9.

This is the third time my photos have been selected for the newspaper's photography contest!

I think it would be great if someone made a project of restoring this classic old car.

It has me thinking about those guys in Las Vegas on the "Counting Cars" show and also Mike and Frank on "American Pickers."

Sunday's paper announced this week's contest topic: Steeples.

I am submitting this photos that I recently took from The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits, which is part of The Restoration hotel in Charleston on Wentworth Street near King Street.

There are many great views of the city from up there.

The three church steeples seen are, from right, St. John's Lutheran Church, Unitarian Church in Charleston and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bevy of Backyard Birds and Other Recent Captures

Now that winter has passed, I'm starting to see more bird activity in my backyard and pond. Plus, a recent weekend in Hilton Head produced a nice bird photography opportunity. And I have a few photos to share from Magnolia Cemetery, which include an Anhinga with a fresh fish catch.

So this post is kind of a nest for my recent birding activities.

The American Goldfinches have been coming around recently. They are still in the molting stage, well on their way to the beautiful solid yellow sheen for which this striking bird is known.