Turtle Snaps's Birds Posts

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…

Apparently, this week's theme is close encounters of the bird kind. I was thrilled to find this great blue heron wading just a few feet from the dock during on…

Eastern phoebes are common where I live - I see them in the yard all the time - but it's not often that I can get close enough for decent photos. This one let…

Hard to tell in this lighting, but one of the blue-headed vireo's distinguishing characteristics is a bluish gray head. Other identifiers are the white eye ring…

Mockingbirds must be curious about people. Of all the birds I see where I live, they are the only ones I can count on to sit still long enough to see what I'm…
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