2014 was for the Birds


Last year I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take many photos of birds – – – small, medium and large.

Taking good photos of birds in wilderness settings is devilishly difficult. Birds do not sit still for long and they tend to be very nervous when approached.

The trick is stay observant, use a telephoto lens and be prepared to shoot quickly.

To whet your appetite for 2015 blog posts to come, here are a few of my favorite bird photos of 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Golden-crowned Sparrow (They will be heading north soon)

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake (Change of pace)

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Pensive

Pensive Dark-eyed Junco

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Clark's Nutcracker

Clark’s Nutcracker

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Roughed Grouse

Roughed Grouse

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

I'm finally spotted (I left shortly afterward)

Cooper’s Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Beautiful shots John. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. WOW – Great job

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  3. Great shots. Any idea what the Cooper’s Hawk had caught?

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