Readers’ wildlife photographs

September 5, 2015 • 8:00 am

Today we have the last bit of a big batch of bird photos from reader and photographer Colin Franks:

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus:

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Common Merganser (female) with chicks, Mergus merganser:

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Red-breasted Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus ruber:

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Juvenile Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos:

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Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani:

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Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana:

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10 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photographs

  1. Nice shots. I like the common merganser shot, great humour in nature, although I doubt the mother would not see it as such.

  2. Simply superb, thanks for sharing your awesome photography.

    I’ve never seen water fowl chicks riding on their mother’s back. Too funny!

  3. Why is it called an oystercatcher, I wonder? I haven’t noticed any tendency for live oysters to run away when I’m eating them.

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