Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s contribution is another batch of beautiful bird photos by reader Colin Franks (website here, Instagram here, and Facebook page here). The IDs are his:

Northern Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma):

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens):

Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna):

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens):

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis):

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena):

Great Horned Owlets (Bubo virginianus):

Red-winged Blackbird (female) (Agelaius phoeniceus):

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerine):

13 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Really nice photos.

  2. Terry Sheldon
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Lovely as always!

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    In the photography world it would be aristoi.

  4. Mark Jones
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Superb!

  5. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Taking a moment to say : delightful!

    The hummingbird has such personality and strong colors, really stands out.

  6. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Absolutely amazing. You must go out all the time to get so many wonderful pictures.

  7. rickflick
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Great shots. The velvety backgrounds make the birds pop!

  8. Liz
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Beautiful.

    • Glenda Palmer
      Posted January 22, 2019 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      +1

  9. Don Mackay
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Well done Red-winged Blackbird on capturing those pesky green caterpillars. Keep up the good work!

  10. Mark R.
    Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Inspiring stuff as always. Bravo!

  11. Posted January 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Cute dinosaurs.

    -Ryan

  12. Posted January 23, 2019 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I wonder how you convinced the owl to perch on the pine top for the nice photo op!


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