Readers’ wildlife photos

May 1, 2021 • 8:00 am

These photos were sent in by Suzanne Sherry but were taken by her husband Paul Edelman. Their notes are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

My husband is still too modest to send in his newest photos himself. But photo credits should go to Paul Edelman, novice bird photographer. These were all taken at Radnor Lake State Park in Nashville Tennessee, about five miles from our home. Except for the Wilson’s snipe—we looked unsuccessfully for that darned snipe all over Southwest Florida and then Paul found one next to a small pond in our own neighborhood! I know how much you love ducks, so I’m including two pairs of wood ducks. All photos were taken with the same Nikon D500 camera and Nikkor 500mm f5.6 lens.

Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) in flight :

Northern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis):

Orchard oriole (Icterus spurius) singing:

White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis):

Wilson’s snipe (Gallinago delicata):

Wood ducks (Aix sponsa):

White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis):

Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo):

9 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Terrific set of photos here. Bravo! I just picked up a refurbished telephoto Nikkor 200mm-500mm f5.6. Should arrive on Tuesday. I bought it to capture birds and other wildlife around our home. From the look of your photos, it does a nice job.

  2. Love how each featured photographer sort of add a unique style to the bird ones. I can’t describe it, but they all sort of have the same “look.” Like, ‘Ah, an old friend, he’s ok’ or ‘Just letting you know we’re cool, as long as you don’t get closer,’ etc.

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