Bird Photography

08/15/2016
Some recent bird photos, scattered around Idaho. The mosquitoes and flies have been pretty bad; let’s focus on bug-eating birds.

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Western Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Hammond's Flycatcher

Hammond’s Flycatcher

Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

05/13/2016
Brother and Sister, can you sparrow a dime? A selection of spring shots of the Little Brown Jobs, the sparrows and their cousins. With any luck, WC has most of the IDs right on these birds.

Vesper Sparrow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Vesper Sparrow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Uncooperative Lark Sparrow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Uncooperative Lark Sparrow, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Lincoln's Sparrow, Aleganik Slough, Alaska

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Aleganik Slough, Alaska

Fox Sparrow, Copper River Delta, Alaska

Fox Sparrow, Copper River Delta, Alaska

Song Sparrow, Copper River Delta, Alaska

Song Sparrow, Copper River Delta, Alaska

All right, technically it’s not a sparrow, but it’s certainly sparrow-like:

Horned Lark, Camas Prairie, Idaho

Horned Lark, Camas Prairie, Idaho

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04/02/2016
It’s been a Greater Sage Grouse kind of spring, so WC will offer a two-second series capturing one bird making the the “pa-loop” sound and popping his chest.

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03/04/2016
WC has neglected the Bird Photography page. Here are four bird photos, taken in December in southwestern and central Idaho. The last, the Pygmy Nuthatches, are on a feeder, something WC doesn’t ordinarily do. But it was the first time WC had a chance to photograph the species.

Northern Flicker, McCall, Idaho

Northern Flicker, McCall, Idaho

Red-breasted Nuthatch, McCall, Idaho

Red-breasted Nuthatch, McCall, Idaho

Pileated Woodpecker, Gold Fork Creek, Idaho

Pileated Woodpecker, Gold Fork Creek, Idaho

Pygmy Nuthatches, McCall, Idaho

Pygmy Nuthatches, McCall, Idaho

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3 thoughts on “Bird Photography

  1. First: the image of the Northern Flicker is sublime. Focus+bokeh is very nice, especially around the falling snow. Your timing+luck to catch that pose on the branch coupled with framing+cropping is terrific. It shows off your patience and soft+artistic techniques.
    Second: The plumage is incredible, not only for a bird seen in North America but anywhere.
    Third: my mind is filled with the possibilities related to how I could tie those feathers in a myriad of (fishing) flies. The hard part is reminding the bird to check the “Donor” box on his driver’s license to donate said feathers to an unborn fly…

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