Readers’ wildlife photos

April 17, 2021 • 8:00 am

We have a new contributor today, and I’d like more of them!

Today’s bird photos come from Larry LeClair. His captions are indented, and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them,

I enclose a few bird photos from the pandemic. It’s been a great social distancing activity. All  of these were taken in upstate New York since January 2020.

American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus):

White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis):

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus):

Blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) :

American Yellow warbler (Vireo solitarius):

Merlin (Falco columbarius) dining on a Blue-headed vireo:

Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus):

Common loon, adult and chick (Gavia immer):

Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus):

Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis):

Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea):

Horned lark Eremophila alpestris):

American kestrel (Falco sparverius):

Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus):

Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) in full hop:

9 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. There is nothing ‘common’ about the loon or Great Northern Diver – it is on my list of most lovely birds- stunning 😎👍

  2. I was once told a snowy looked like a scrunched up pile of newspapers. Every picture of them I’ve seen since affirms that.
    Nice bobolink picture. They are rare around here.

  3. Song sparrow in full hop? Flexing the toes towards body while hopping— I thought they might, but have never seen an photo before showing this.

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