Readers’ wildlife photos

We have the second installment of bird photos from our youngest contributor, Jamie Blilie. His captions are indented.

Another group of photos from my 14 year old son, Jamie.  He shoots with a Canon Powershot SX530 HS super-zoom camera. The first group are from our recent escape from Minnesota winter to warm, sunny New Orleans:
Snowy egret (Egretta thula):

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra):

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos):

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea):

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum):

Anole lizard (probably Anolis carolinensis):

And these two are from Minnesota.   I’ve never seen a warbler in a snow storm. But we did this past weekend, in our big, 48-hour mid-April snow storm. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata, also
known as Myrtle Warbler) in snow. It’s eating suet (and bugs) from our suet log.



  1. ladyatheist
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Very nice!

  2. Mike Lewis
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos!

  3. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Very satisfying!…? I think?


  4. Jacques Hausser
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Nice photos! But the coots are the american ones, Fulica americana. Eurasan coots have a pure white bill and frontal plate, without the reddish-brown part at the top of it. Otherwise they are quite similar.

    • Adrian
      Posted August 4, 2018 at 2:26 pm | Permalink


    • Diane G
      Posted August 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      Surprised to see that Eurasian Coot is actually on the ABA checklist. eBird does show a record from the Pribilof Islands (Bering Sea) from 1962! (Thought it’d be easier to check eBird rather than track down ABA records, though there’re probably fairly easy to find and not all records, esp. historical ones, have been eBirded. Yet. 🙂 )

      • Diane G
        Posted August 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm | Permalink


  5. Debbie Coplan
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Wonderful photographs! I especially love the shape of the snowy egret. So elegant-
    Thank you!

  6. Posted August 4, 2018 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Great set of photos!

  7. Janet
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Jamie, you have a real eye!

  8. Barry Lyons
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Love that Night Heron!

  9. Posted August 4, 2018 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    That last one is my favorite but they are all beautiful.

  10. Mark R.
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Very nice bird pics. Loved the anole too.

    That poor warbler looks really cold in that last photo. Hopefully the snow didn’t last long.

  11. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful stuff! I really like all of them.

  12. Diane G
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Great work, Jamie!

  13. Heather Hastie
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    As always, great pics Jamie.

    Your pics made me look up your camera to see if I could cope with it as a beginner (though you’re obviously a lot more experienced than me despite being a quarter my age!).

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