Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Colin Franks (website here, Instagram page here, and Facebook page here) sent us another batch of lovely bird pictures. The IDs are his:

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna):

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris):

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis):

 

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):

Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis):

Common Loon (Gavia immer):

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis):

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors):

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia):

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus):

 

23 Comments

  1. Posted September 5, 2018 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Wow! Wonderful shots Colin, thanks!

  2. Quadrivial
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Excellent photos. I love the one of the grebe catching a fish, and am in awe of how much patience it would take to get that shot.

  3. Frank Bath
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Oh, cracking pictures!

  4. Terry Sheldon
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Your photos are always a treat. I especially love the Bonaparte’s Gull. Thanks!

  5. Colin
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks folks! *If you click on the images, they will display larger, cleaner & sharper.

  6. Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Amazing and first rate! As is always the case. I especially like the loon.

  7. eheffa
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Fantastic images Colin!

    Keep them coming.

    -evan

  8. rickflick
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    The loon and the two grebes have startling red eyes. parallel evolution? Or are loons closely related to grebes?

  9. Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Great shots. Love the water droplets on the Western Grebe photo.

  10. Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Beautiful. Great variety.

  11. Neil Wolfe
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I always enjoy the readers wildlife photos but Mr. Franks images are of such startlingly high quality that I find myself leaning into my monitor to take in the details of each one. Thank you!

  12. Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  13. Posted September 5, 2018 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  14. Posted September 5, 2018 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Looks like Eared Grebe has been staring at the screen for too long.

  15. Claudia Baker
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    These images are some gorgeous!

  16. Liz
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I love the picture of the gull. Beautiful.

  17. yazikus
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Fantastic photos!

  18. Richard Bond
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Wonderful photos, but how do you make them available to PCC(E)? I set out to send ten photos a couple of weeks ago, but my email provider limits attachments to 25 GB, which meant that I would have had to split the submission into five emails: not friendly. My email provider suggests its cloud facility, but its help page about this has been inaccessible for weeks. On top of that, it seems to support only MS and Apple; I use a Linux distribution. Help??

    • Posted September 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      I tend to send one picture per e-mail. PCC(E) seems to put them together OK.

      • Richard Bond
        Posted September 6, 2018 at 6:05 am | Permalink

        Thanks; since that seems acceptable, then I can go with two photos per emaail.

  19. Posted September 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    That photo labeled “Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)” should have been labeled “Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) and Helleborus”!! Blatant plant blindness!

    • rickflick
      Posted September 5, 2018 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

      Animalia bias at it’s worst! I confess to it myself sometimes.

  20. Posted October 15, 2018 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Beautiful birds!


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