Sunday, April 26, 2020


I'm back, at least for the moment. I'll see if I can keep up a daily post, but of course a lot is going to depend on if I'll be able to photograph tulips next month. In the meantime, I've still got shots from my visit back in February from the Museum of Nature, and a few things I've shot since then.

The next gallery in the Museum concentrates on birds, with a wealth of birds from across North America featured thematically in display cases.

There are some smaller encased dioramas in here, such as with this hawk along the shorelines of the Great Lakes.


  1. ...William, your many visits to my blog are always appreciated. The natural world provides a sense of relief during these dark times, thanks for sharing these feathered friends.

  2. Hi, Will;iam, nice gallery to make a come back wtith.
    But what's more important, I hope you're healthy and safe.

  3. I would enjoy this museum. Welcome back. Hope you are staying well.

  4. Hello, what a wonderful exhibit, the birds are all beautiful. Welcome back! Take care and have a great day. Wishing you a great new week!

  5. Welcome back. I hope you'll be able to photograph the tulips. Stay safe!

  6. Glad to see you bogging again! I like seeing the birds, but feel sad as they are all stuffed. Though that might well be the only way to see some of these!

  7. Since I'm a birder I would spend a lot of time in this part of the museum.

  8. That would be an interesting gallery to spend a lot of time in. I'm glad you are back and hope all is well with you, William.

  9. Yay! Welcome Back! You've been missed. Now life feels like it is getting back to normal.
    The hawk looks like a photo taken in the wild. Very nice

  10. Birds are so fascinating animals.
    Welcome back, William !

  11. Good to have you back ~ wonderfully informative display of our 'feathered friends' ~ see the value of the museum display but would prefer they were free ~

    Be Well,
    A Shutter Bug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The variety of bird species is a bit mind boggling.
    Glad you are back.

  13. There is so much to learn about birds!
    Welcome back. We have to see the tulips!!!!

  14. Good evening William, what a treat to see the bird display posted in these dark times. I trust you are keeping well and safe. Are you under "Stay home" Lockdown? We have been under the strictest Lockdown in the world - been necessary in a society like ours - for the past five weeks by the time restrictions are lifted end April. I've enjoyed being at home and not traveling as much as I have in the past year. Regards Jo (South Africa)

  15. A great opportunity to study birds.

  16. I am SO glad you are back, William. I don't care if it's once a day or once a week. You're back. I love this bird gallery. Just my kind of thing!

  17. Welcome back! I sure hope you will be able to photograph the tulips!

  18. @Marianne: thanks.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Jan: I'm healthy, aside from cabin fever.

    @Betty: it is quite a museum.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Karen: I hope so too.

    @Barbara: that's true.

    @Padre: thank you.

    @Red: I enjoy it.

  19. @RedPat: I'm anxious for all of this to end.

    @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Karl: that they are.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Marie: I certainly do.

    @Jennifer: I am hoping.

    @Jo: it's hard at me at present to keep up to date with my blog reading, which I feel guilty about.

    @Marleen: it certainly is.

    @Whisk: thank you.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

    @Maria: indeed.

    @Tamago: we'll see.

  20. Thank you;; the birds are wonderful. Good to see you again.

  21. Welcome back for now. I love seeing birds up close but hate they're dead and taxidermied.
    I hope you'll have access to your tulips. Some of the best displays in the Netherlands are closed down; I've seen some nice videos from there, Plan B for the pandemic. And the month-long Tulip Festival in Washington state's Skagit Valley has been closed down.

  22. Nice to see you back! Thanks for the tour as well. :-)

  23. Please keep blogging. Even if we don't comment all the time, we do miss reading your posts.

  24. Great punchline shot, William

  25. Welcome back … what a wonderful exhibit.

    All the best Jan