Turtle Snaps's Birds Posts

In the midst of all the craziness this year, it has been an absolute joy to share my porch with a pair of nesting wrens. A couple weeks ago, I noticed that they…

Our weather is warming up now, but a couple weeks ago we had a cold snap with temperatures in the low 20s. One of those cold mornings I went to the wetlands,…

First time I've ever seen a woodpecker's tongue! I'm not sure what kind of tongue I expected a woodpecker to have, but this was not it. :) After doing some…

Yesterday was my lucky day for animal portraits. I guess animal photography always has some element of luck to it. Sometimes it's the weather or light.…

Ringing in the new year with a bird bonanza. If this is any sign of the year to come, 2020 is going to be a good one! I've always liked wrens, but now I am…

When I'm out looking for birds and see something blue, usually it is an eastern bluebird. This time I lucked out and got to see my first indigo bunting. A bit…

Today after work I left one of our garage doors open for a little while, and two little gray catbird fledglings found their way into the garage! The poor things…

St. Andrews Park is a birdwatching paradise. I don't think I've ever seen so many different kinds of birds in such a small space of time before. There were…

Couldn't have asked this little sparrow for a better landing spot for a photo. Or for a nicer song. :)

Muscovy ducks may have strange-looking faces, but I love the colors and iridescence of their feathers.

The first time I saw a towhee, I thought it might be an oriole because of the orange and black coloring. Once I found out what it was, I started seeing them…

Our feeders have been busy lately, with a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones. Last winter we had a little sapsucker visiting our dogwood tree on a daily…

These aren't my sharpest captures, but red-winged blackbirds have been on my bucket list for such a long time. Such pretty birds! I don't see them often here,…

I don't usually have much luck with birds in flight, but sometimes an opportunity comes along and I have to try anyway. This was a lovely surprise!

Above is my first picture of a ruby crowned kinglet, from last year - not the best photo, but can you see why I fell in love with that angry little face?! It…

When I first started tracking this little bird, I saw a tiny flash of yellow and black and thought it might be winter goldfinch. The body and wings are somewhat…

Not the best angle for photos, but it was still fun to watch this cardinal pulling seeds from his perch in a tulip poplar tree.

The first thing I heard as I was waking up this morning was the cry of a red shouldered hawk. There are several living in our neighborhood, and sometimes…
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