Readers’ wildlife photos

May 2, 2021 • 8:00 am

It’s Sunday, which means we have another themed post by John Avise. His captions and IDs are indented, and click on the photos to enlarge them.

These Birds Approve Their Posts

I hope Jerry will post these photos, because the birds have already approved their (wooden) posts.  All pictures were taken in Southern California.

Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis:

American Kestrel, Falco sparvarius:

Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon:

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus:

White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus:

Wood Duck, Aix sponsa:

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans:

California Quail, Callipepla californica:

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon:

Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii:

Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus:

California Towhee, Pipilo fuscus:

Hermit thrush, Catharus guttatus:

Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria:

Oak Titmouse, Bacolophus inornatus:

White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys:

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata:

9 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Neat! Did you have a little sign by the stump?
    “Professional Portraits” (with the time and date)?

    1. The post in question was situated near a water drip in a desert area near my home. I just sat nearby and took photos as one bird after another visited the site for a drink.

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