I hadn't seen a cormorant in years. This guy was just hanging out a few feet from two herons. I loved his interest in his surroundings.
First swallow of the season
Male models - pretty duckies
He fits.... he sits. Find the sparrow!
At the heronry
The gull sailed majestically along the pond in the field, meeting a group of merganser ducks graciously, and gliding on.
At the sparrow deli - January 2020
2019 Bird pics
Sittin' and Thinkin'
Sitting more than thinking.
On a wave
Backyard birding in November
The crows and the hawk didn't scare each other. Something in the distance caught all their attentions at once.
The American bittern
Towee in the fall
Greater white fronted geese
angling 'round the suet feeder
tale of a gulls walk
The outlook stood proud on the bridge column. Below, about 6 gulls lined up on a log. The gull at the far right hand side decided he wanted to go to the far left side. He started walking down the log. But the comrades beside him had an altercation or discussion of some sort. He had to hop into the water and wade to the other end. He hopped up and took his new position and everyone was happy again. The end.
sparrow in a river
Canada Geese begin to return
starlings in summer
Red Tailed Hawk on lightpole
Common yellowthroat in downy thistle
Canada Geese in July
Western wood pe-wee
They aren't in jail - they're on a chain link fence!
Brown headed cowbird
She walks in beauty …. Killdeer
SUNDAY AT THE POND
A TRIP TO THE PARK
mERGANSER IN SPRING
Who cares about the road nearby? Or the dog sniffing around? Or that silly paparazzi snapping pictures?
Deep thoughts - or no thoughts
It's all good for this blue heron as he sits by a tiny stream in Flaming Geyser Park. Not much to think about. Not much to do...
Duck community: where everybody knows your name...
The Red-winged Blackbird Star
He was not shy. The red winged-blackbird is a handsome passerine in the colorful Icteridae family. I think their most common sound is weirder but many professionals hear teeree. They also have a dit sound. I caught this fellow's show at Flaming Geyser park just outside Auburn, WA.
January 21, 2018. He cried like a baby. Not over my pictures, though they didn't turn out the best. I'm not sure if he was making a mating call or what. But I found him by his cry. This star was at Flaming Geyser Park. My dog Katie and I were walking for her pleasure and I tried to get a little birding in. The red breasted sapsucker was a natural diva with his active pecking and calling. I was just the camera crew.
Some parking lot beauties.
Robins of Flaming Geyser, Winter of 2018
Mirror Images of a killdeer and a duck
The Violet Green Swallow
A mystery bird
I took this photo at Flaming Geyser park. My first thought was that the bird was a robin because of it's size and proximity to other robins. Then I realized it wasn't so. The yellow eyebrow was one hint. The wing pattern was another. What do you think?
Canada Geese family
I love Canada Geese. They may be my favorite birds. At the least they're in the top 5. They are family oriented. They mate for life, and don't always re-mate when their other half passes away. Parents raise their young together, and families stay together. You'll see in the slideshow below that this is a multi generation gaggle of Canada Geese.
They're loud, cute, and pretty.
Starlings on a wire
They're considered nuisance birds by many. But they have very pretty voices.
All photos copy write Pamela Murrey