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; check at the bottom for his 2019 bird calendar offering.

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate):

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas):

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides):

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena):

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosi):Common Loon (Gavia immer):

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) [JAC: I love this silhouette!]:

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus):

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna):

Bohemian Waxwing  (Bombycilla garrulous):

And here’s a nice present for the bird-lover; Colin now has his 2019 bird calendars available. The ad (with ordering information; you can also go here) and a preview of the calendar is below:




  1. Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Very nice.

  2. Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Just fabulous photos!

  3. Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Beautiful shots Colin! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Terry Sheldon
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Colin, your photos are always amazing. Your images bring the birds to life! Thank you!!

  5. Liz
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Love the Bohemian Waxwing. Amazing pictures.

  6. Posted October 2, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  7. Colin
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the encouraging words all!

  8. Posted October 2, 2018 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful, as always!

  9. Christopher
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Fantastic photos as always. The S. nebulosi has an eerily human-like expression, almost as if it is a person wearing a mask. Beautiful warblers as well. I love to catch a glimpse of them as they pass through on their migrations. Even birds consider this part of the US as flyover country.

    And for anyone who’s interested, I just read that new hummingbird has been discovered in Ecuador, Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus aka Blue-Throated Hillstar. Pretty fantastic that something like it could just now be recognized, or at least just now reported on the BBC.

  10. rickflick
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Great shots!

  11. Mark R.
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this series of beautiful birds.

  12. Nilou Ataie
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Very nice pictures!

  13. Hempenstein
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I hadda find another pic of a red-necked grebe to figure out what I was looking at. Still looks like the head of a sparrow stuck on onto something else.

  14. Bruce Lyon
    Posted October 2, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing these photos.

  15. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 3, 2018 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    Amazing pictures, as always.

  16. Posted October 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    These are simply amazing beautiful photos. Thank you so much. The Grebes my favorite one, if I had to choose just one. All my best to you.

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