Birds

As we have started to become more interested in birds, we decided to start chronicaling the not-usual (to us) birds that we've been able to get a picture of. A shout out to the Delaware Birders for assisting with the identification of some of these.

By not-usual, we mean those that are not a typical run-of-the-mill, everyday birds (again, to us).  So robins, crows, blue jays, wrens, that type.  A cardinal will appear if it is particularly nice looking or if it is a snowy scene.  A finch may appear, but only because it didn't look like a finch.

05/19/2023
Great Crested Flycatchers - there are two different birds here, though one is in two images.


02/28/2023
The hawk is back. And here's his back. Or her's...


12/17/2022
An immature Cooper's hawk (or maybe a Harrier Hawk).
Probably not the same one as below in 2017, but perhaps an offspring of it.


03/19/2022
Northern Flicker.


08/17/2021
A white bird in the bush outside the living room window, through the window screen.


06/10/2021
Hummingbird visiting the lavender on our patio. Again.
He seems to be becoming a daily visitor.


06/09/2021
Hummingbird visiting the lavender on our patio.


11/27/2020
Hummingbird visiting the mandevilla on our patio.

 
03/15/2019
Swans in the pond down the street.

 
02/21/2019
A cardnial getting a winter snack..

 
06/02/2018
Hummingbird visiting the dianthus on the patio.

 
05/25/2018
House Finch
(I know this is "common", but it's not common looking...)

 
08/08/2017
Cooper's Hawk
(Though it MAY be a Harrier Hawk.)


 
06/24/2016
Heron in the backyard.

 
07/15/2015
A group of herons in the backyard.
Didn't mean to cut one's head off...

 
01/18/2015
Harrier hawk.
That's what we were told it was (but I'm not saying it isn't).
 
07/13/2014
Black Crowned Night Heron.

 
07/06/2013
Humming bird (sorry, the camera focused on the tree).
inspecting an evergreen, for some reason.

 
04/21/2009
Blue heron in the backyard.

 
01/10/2005
Flock of [not] seagulls.
Flock of snowbirds in a field (we thought this was weird).

Older (film) / undated
A cardinal in a snowy bush