Female cardinal that came to visit
A screech owl that was trapped in a garage. That wing display wasn't posed, it is just the way it landed.
We caught and released it. That's my gloved hand holding it in the second picture.
Another screech owl. This one was sitting on our porch flower box about 8 ft from us about 5:00 pm one snowy December day.
His head was point almost directly backwards from his body. I used a telephoto (400 mm equivalent) for this picture.
A goldfinch on our porch railing and ready for its close-up.
Female ruby throated hummingbird coming in for a landing.
The male also made a safe landing despite some flight path congestion on approach.
Another goldfinch that came to our porch.
A northern flicker.
A male purple finch
A slate-colored variety of the dark-eyed junco
A sharp shinned hawk. We had to hold him to show you his talons.
You can see he is quite small for a hawk.
A couple of wild turkeys Nancy and I saw in the back yard of my son's home in NJ.
I didn't need macro or telephoto lens for these shots.
We were walking along a path and spotted this little fellow on a branch about 2 feet off the ground.
He was very still while I took several pictures and was still there half an hour later.
He is a robin fledgling.
A little Black-capped Chickadee that visited in December.
A flock of Eastern Bluebirds came through in December as well.
They checked out the accommodations we have provided near our house.
They have moved on but I hope that they will be back in the spring.
For these pictures I tried out a new telephoto lens that I am just learning to use.
Nancy took several pictures of this visitor to our front deck. A White-breasted nuthatch.
She used a Nikon 5400 and was shooting in the macro mode.
A Yellowbellied Sapsucker (don't you just love that name).
He didn't seem to mind showing off his wing markings.
I was holding on to his legs while I had his wing extended so that he wouldn't be injured if he tried to get away when I was holding on to his wing.
A hooded crow we saw in Egypt.
For pictures of birds that we have seen when we were traveling (usually mixed in with other pictures) click here
My dad told me how to get this close to birds. He said "All you have to do is sprinkle salt on their tail."
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