This bird! It reminds me a lot of a Carolina wren with extra-long legs! We happened upon a pair of these birds at a small creek that feeds into a lake we hike regularly. There was a lot of movement which caught our attention. Once we saw them, had no idea what they were atContinue reading “Louisiana Waterthrush”
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Hi there! Confession time: Until recently, I mistakenly thought the most beautiful birds could only be found in the tropics, or at least anywhere BUT the mid-Atlantic U.S. I thought the only wild red bird in the midatlantic was the northern cardinal. While the northern cardinal is an absolutely gorgeous bird, it is quite common.Continue reading “Scarlet Tanager”
Hi there! One of my goals for this spring was to get a decent photo of a cedar waxwing. Just one was all I wanted. Finally got my wish. Here are some of the best ones: Cedar waxwings look airbrushed, don’t they? From a far distance, you might think it’s a female cardinal, but upContinue reading “Cedar Waxwing”
Beautiful Orchard Oriole
What a beautiful bird the Orchard Oriole is! I had not seen one in the wild before this spring. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, in Cambridge, MD, was chock full of them!! Above is a female orchard oriole. As you can see, the male is a chestnut and black, while the female isContinue reading “Beautiful Orchard Oriole”
Spring Has Sprung for the Baltimore Oriole!
It’s been TOO long since I’ve posted! My “new normal” has caused many changes in my day-to-day life these days. But the birding has not stopped and there is a lot of catching up to do!! It seems fitting to begin with a good ol’ Maryland bird, the Baltimore oriole. Look at this beauty! ItContinue reading “Spring Has Sprung for the Baltimore Oriole!”
Eastern Screech Owl
Hi there! It’s been awhile since my last post. But now, I’m ready to get going with some great new posts!! I took these photos back in November and it has taken this long to work through the hundreds of pics to share the best with you. Three of us were going about our business,Continue reading “Eastern Screech Owl”
Happy New Year!
Before saying goodbye to 2020, here is 35Sparrows year in review. Enjoy! Welcome 2021! Thank you so much for following my blog & commenting. This has been a fun journey. Looking forward to sharing more bird & nature pics with you!!
Very Special Pine Siskins!
One day this fall, looking out the window, I saw a flock of small, heavily-streaked birds with just a touch of yellow on their wings. They were a little like goldfinches, but not really. A quick search revealed these birds were pine siskins! You may ask, “What is so special about pine siskins?” Pine siskinsContinue reading “Very Special Pine Siskins!”
Mallards are pretty plentiful anywhere you go. Their beauty can be taken for granted. I don’t normally go out of my way to photograph them. But this day the light was so good! Look at how the sunlight reflects the iridescence of this male’s head feathers! And look at this exquisite lady! Every feather isContinue reading “Beautiful Mallards”
What do you think of this sweet juvenile yellow-bellied sapsucker? Such a pretty bird! This happens to be the most migratory of the woodpeckers. This bird is eyeing the fruit on the tree & we had the pleasure of watching it put a big dent in it. Sapsuckers are known to drill uniform rows ofContinue reading “Yellow-bellied Sapsucker”