20 Awesome Bird Photos

20 Awesome Bird Photos


Folks, it's been a great year for wildlife at my "home office" as I've had lots of visitors. I thought the beginning of a new year was a great time to share some of my favorites, especially since I recently posted some tips about how to attract feathery friends (and squirrels, too) to your yard. These photos are all by the Mrs. and myself, and were pulled from the #Crileen (that's Craig and Eileen) Birdography Spectacular. A Special thanks to Cornell Lab of Ornithology and eBird.org for helping out with some bird IDs, they do great work!

Hummingbird, Anna 2

Anna's Hummingbird

Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe

Cedar Waxwing 2

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

A few more Cedar Waxwings

Goldfinch, Lesser

A pair of Lesser Goldfinches

Grosbeak, Rose-breasted, juvenile male (a vagrant from the East)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, juvenile male (a vagrant from the East)

Hawk, Sharp-shinned (note blue-gray upperparts and long banded tail)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (note blue-gray upperparts and long banded tail)

Hummingbird, Anna 3

Another Anna's Hummingbird

Hummingbird, Anna

And one more Anna's Hummingbird

Jay, Steller

Steller Jay

Jay, Stellers

Steller Jay again…

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Sparrow - House and Robin, American

American Sparrows – House and Robin

Sparrow, House, female, feeding a Cow Bird

Female House Sparrow feeding a Cow Bird

Sparrow, Song

Song Sparrow

Brewer's Blackbird (AKA Swoops the bird.)

Brewer's Blackbird (AKA "Swoops" the bird)

Warbler, Townsends

A pair of bathing Warbler Townsends

Woodpecker, Downy, male 2

A busy Downy Woodpecker

Woodpecker, downy, male

And another busy Downy Woodpecker, male

I have a feeling that 2014's going to be a busy year at the "home office" so make sure to stay tuned, and let me know what your local wildlife looks like. A nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.



Hernan Guaracao

You are right: awesome!
Thank you for sharing the beauty you spot so well on this minuscule, yet precious, part of the creation. The world of birds in full display in your backyard.
Coincidentally, I took the liberty to CCed you this morning on an e-mail I sent to friends across the country about my own "backyard", where I happen to work here in Philadelphia, nurturing a different but equally beautiful kind of species:
Young J-graduates trying to fly within this new an ample sky of fast multimedia communication, in an increasingly richer multicultural America.
I hope you find the time to read it and eventually respond to it.
Thank you for helping create the opportunity through CROWDRISE.


Hernán Guaracao
Founder & Chairman of the AL DIA Foundation
1835 Market Street, Ste 450
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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