Readers’ wildlife photos

September 27, 2019 • 7:45 am

Liz Strahle has sent some bird photos, and her IDs are indented:

Attached are some wildlife pictures I took in the last few months. The IDs are below.

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura):

 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos):

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias):

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus):

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous):

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis):

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis):

12 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Turkey vultures seem to be pretty widespread and successful birds. I remember the from my stint in The Falkland Islands many years ago.

    Love the close ups. The serrations on the goose bill show up well. Geese have such bizarre beaks.

  2. The vulture is a little hard on the eyes, but in a nice way. I love that catbird. I’ve heard there catlike cry for many years around the house. And who is not often reminded of “The Catbird Seat”, by James Thurber?

  3. Lovely! Except for the turkey buzzard, but that was a terrific shot as well. As Mark said, you can practically hear the flies buzzing.

  4. I wondered how the catbird got its name. I clicked the link. The answer was the sound of its call. A sample was provided. I’m not sure I would mistake it for a cat, but fun nonetheless.

  5. The US does have some mighty fine birds. I’d never heard of the catbird before. Really cool bird and photo. Thanks for all of the fine photos.

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