Readers’ wildlife photos

Jamie Blilie, the 14-year-old son of reader James Blilie, sent some pictures a while back, and this is the second installment (first here), which includes a video of lightning. Jamie is, I believe, our youngest contributor. The captions are indented.

More wildlife photos from my 14-year old son, Jamie (He uses a Canon Powershot SX530 HS superzoom camera

The Moon (hand held).

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura):

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis):


Mallard drakes (da boys!) taking over our turtle float (Anas platyrhynchos):

A male Wood Duck on our pond (Aix sponsa):

An Osprey with someone’s Koi (Pandion haliaetus):

A Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica):

And here’s a Youtube of some lightning he caught at 480 fps while sitting on our front porch on 25-May-2018:



  1. Posted July 27, 2018 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    On the subject of the moon, there’s a lunar eclipse tonight (though it’s not visible in the US).

  2. Terry Sheldon
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Great work, Jamie! Thanks!

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Some really nice photos. Got the fish in the claw as well.

  4. Liz
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    These are wonderful! Love the sandhill crane!

  5. Claudia Baker
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Nice work Jamie!

  6. Cate Plys
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Wonderful work Jamie, keep them coming! The osprey with the koi particularly caught my eye.

  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Beautimous photos, young fella.

  8. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Great stuff, as always.
    I am surrepticiously shopping for a good point and shoot for the Mrs, and this one is going on the list, thanks to your good work.

  9. Mark R.
    Posted July 27, 2018 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Very cool. Good capture on the Osprey with Koi. What a cool shot…

  10. Posted July 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    These are wonderful, Jamie. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kenneth Averill
    Posted July 31, 2018 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Nice photos, Jamie. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

  12. Posted August 9, 2018 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Great photos and video! Am I the only one who keeps mistaking the dove as “morning dove”?

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