Recent Bird Photos

Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly- Photo Challenge for this week is birds we’ve seen in the past two weeks.

I’ve got a few bird photos I’d love to post and I think this is the perfect opportunity. Although I’ve still been getting out there, I’ve been a bit sluggish as I recuperate from recent dental surgery. All is well, but it zapped some of my energy.

The feature photo is a female Vermillion Fly Catcher. I see the little red fellow out and about, but I don’t believe I’ve actually identified the beautiful little female. It made me happy 😊

Below are a few favorites from the past two weeks. Perhaps because it is springtime I have identified several new birds!

This is a photo I captured of the male Great-tailed Grackle.
This one is a Yellow-rumped Warbler (I just love his name 😊)
This little Ruddy Duck made me laugh as he struts around in front of the lady ducks! 💙
He’s on a mission!
This one is new-to-me: American Bittern
This is a Song Sparrow (new-to-me)
This cute little guy is a Lincoln Sparrow (another new-to-me)
This bird I saw today. I don’t think I’ve seen one here before. A Great Egret

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.” ~ John Muir

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Toonsarah says:

    Lots of super bird photos! The Ruddy Duck made me smile but my favourite is the Grackle – such great timing for that shot 😀

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I’m working at getting better with birds in flight. That is not an easy task!!

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  2. Alice says:

    Love these! I also love the name of the Yellow-rumped Warbler, it’s so funny! God’s creation is so amazing, all the different things and colors He has created.

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    1. Thank you 😊 I have never looked so closely to birds, they are so darn cute!

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  3. SoyBend says:

    I also liked the ruddy duck. Such characters! Nice yellow rump too.

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    1. Thank you! We can see personalities in the birds, can’t we?! So cute they are!

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  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    What awesome birds you have seen the past two weeks and new ones for your list! That is always a treat! The grackles have been quite aggressive of late here, but they always are no matter what season it is, especially if you have a picnic lunch. LOL! The Egret is a breeding adult Great Egret. Love the Ruddy Ducks – “Just a Gigolo” came to mind! hehehe. I love your American Bittern shot. I’ve only seen this bird twice and the second time I was so close but didn’t have my camera in hand. By the time I got back to the car, he flew. Bummer for me! 🙂 Hope you feeling better after dental surgery. That is never fun and takes a bit to heal. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Yes I am finally feeling on the mend. Didn’t stop me from taking photos 😊 I am almost to a year since I discovered my bird walk locations. I think I’m more experienced now and I see more. Love finding new birds!

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        Happy to hear you are feeling better. You are more experienced than you were last year. You will get even more experienced each and every year. The ID mistakes I made in my first couple of years makes me laugh after 8 years of birding. 🙂 I still misidentify some of the harder birds. But if I can get a photo and get to my book when I get home, I can hone in and identify them correctly. 🙂

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Well done Lisa! Your timing on that grackle was superb – that’s a great image. I also loved the bright blue bill on your little Ruddy Duck. Is that just in mating season??

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    1. Thank you Tina! I never heard of bill colors changing until I read Lisa Coleman’s recent post. A quick search and yes! The Ruddy Duck bill is blue in summer (breeding season)! Now I know 😊

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  6. Delightful photos…and good luck with the dental surgery recovery too. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I think I’m on the mend now. Had unexpected bone graft when getting an implant. Surprisingly painful!

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      1. So sorry to heart this. I am not an implant candidate but am scheduled for dental surgery next month. Hopefully it will go well…

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      2. I do wish you the best! Dental work is no fun! But I am very grateful for my dentist 😊

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      3. I’ve learned over the years how critical it is to have quality healthcare professionals you can trust, and preferable treat you as team work. 🙂 I haven’t been to this person before but had a ***** recommendation so am crossing my fingers (and praying) too. 🙂

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  7. V.J. Knutson says:

    More great captures. Always look forward to your bird shots.

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much! I keep surprising myself when I discover new birds!

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        You are better than me. I get so excited, the photos never work out, lol.

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  8. I love your crackle too, Lisa. It has such personality. My other favourite is the bittern. We hardly ever get the opportunity to see a bittern here as they are such shy birds.

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    1. Thank you Tracy! …I had not seen the bittern before but another visitor said he sees him around. Now I will look for him!

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  9. kewtiebird says:

    Love those ducks with the blue bills! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Isn’t he cute? 🙂 Thank you!

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  10. You have some awesome captures here! the grackle is my favourite…

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    1. Thank you! I really liked him too!!

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