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┬áSpecial 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.

0 thoughts on “20 Awesome Bird Photos

  1. Craig,
    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.

    Sincerely,

    Hernán Guaracao
    Founder & Chairman of the AL DIA Foundation
    215-789-6975
    1835 Market Street, Ste 450
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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