Sunday, November 10, 2013

Birds In Their Habitats

Male Bushtit (upper left) holds decoration as female works inside nest  (Click for 90-sec video of her work)
Male Bushtit (upper left) holds decoration as female works inside their backlit nest
(Click here for 90-sec video of her dance)


Western Tanager, Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Western Tanager
Lincoln Park, West Seattle

Northern Flicker pair greeting each other at nest hole Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Northern Flicker pair greeting each other at nest hole
Lincoln Park, West Seattle

Chestnut-backed Chickadee removing construction debris from his home - now safe for children
Chestnut-backed Chickadee removing construction debris
from his home – now safe for children

Gull with clam, Lincoln Park, West Seattle
Gull with clam, Lincoln Park, West Seattle

Rufous Hummingbird on Bigleaf Maple snag, now toppled
Rufous Hummingbird on Bigleaf Maple snag, now toppled, keeping a lookout for the Anna’s Hummingbird

The elusive Rifleman - captured at last!
The elusive Rifleman – captured on camera at last!


Endangered Saddleback tearing bark in search of bugs, Ulva Island
Endangered South Island Saddleback (tieke) tearing bark in search of bugs, Ulva Island    (Call of the South Island Saddleback)

Bellbird in song, Ulva Island
Bellbird (korimako) in song, Ulva Island (Song of the Bellbird – truly exquisite)

Oakum Boy (juvenile King Penguin), St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia
Oakum Boy (juvenile King Penguin), St. Andrew’s Bay, South Georgia

Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird

Bald Eagles in love

Snowy Owl, Damon Point, WA



Griffon Vulture in Garganta Verde (AndalucĂ­a, Spain)

Surf Scoter male landing impressively in front of female (out of sight). Vashon Island Ferry Dock,
Oct 29 2011.


Hooded Mergansers males in display. Sinclair Inlet at Port Orchard, WA, Oct 29 2011.


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