Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Colin Franks (website here, Facebook here, Instagram here) sent us another lovely batch of gorgeous bird photos. His IDs are indented. And keep sending in your photos, please.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate):

Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus):

Rufus Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus):

Brown Creeper (Certhia Americana):

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus):

Common Loon (Gavia immer):

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa):

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta):

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica):

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):

20 Comments

  1. darrelle
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    The Common Loon photo is especially nice. A perfect moment.

  2. Posted October 31, 2017 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Great shots.

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    I’ll just throw the camera away. The photo of the Pintail is just wonderful.

    • Blue
      Posted October 31, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

      Me, too, Randall, … … the camera — a w a y !

      These are, Mr Franks, smashing !

      Blue

      • Blue
        Posted October 31, 2017 at 8:32 am | Permalink

        In fact, Mr Franks, upon my strolls in
        to work along Sycamore Row, I am repeatedly
        dive – bombed by someone who looks
        exactly like the screaming aviator
        within your last photo !

        Blackbirds of the red wing seem
        to just love to come after m’head !

        Blue

    • Liz
      Posted October 31, 2017 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      The subtle contrast in texture of the wings makes it appear to oscillate between a photograph and an oil painting. So beautiful.

  4. rickflick
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    The Yellow-rumped Warbler actually has a yellow rump. A friend calls it the butter-butt.
    I had never noticed before that the Golden-crowned Kinglet wears yellow gloves on it’s black legs.

    A great line up. Thanks Colin.

  5. claudia baker
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Just…wow.

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted October 31, 2017 at 10:02 am | Permalink

      Exactly what I was going to write!

  6. Paul Doerder
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Great photos! Love the symmetry of the Pintail’s wings. Like a fine painting. Sky evokes a frosty morning during migration.

    • Liz
      Posted October 31, 2017 at 9:09 am | Permalink

      +1

  7. Avis James
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I start today with a smile.

  8. Terry Sheldon
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Always love Mr. Franks’ photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I am fairly staggered. My favorite is the loon, since I have an extra squishy soft spot for their family life. But the pintail is amazing in the details on its feathers, captured in flight no less.

  10. Posted October 31, 2017 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Yep, those are very good, lots of detail to look at and variety of species. Thanks.

  11. Posted October 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful. I love the Bushtit in her nest.

  12. Posted October 31, 2017 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Thanks, Colin.

  13. ivarhusa
    Posted October 31, 2017 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful images. Enviable.

  14. Posted October 31, 2017 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    More dinosaurs. Lovely.


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