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.

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