Posts Tagged ‘Birds’

Sandhill Cranes 3

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis comes from the Gruinae family, looking similar to storks, herons and flamingos, it is only a distant connection in the Order Gruiformes; they’re closer related ...

Sandhill Cranes

March 19th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
What a wonderful sight this was – catching this pair of  Sandhill Cranes in full mating ritual dance.

Orange Flicker

March 17th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
The Northern Flicker  Red/Yellow/combinations i have 4 Northern Flickers that frequent my feeder daily year round currently. Two females and two males. i’m pretty sure this fine looking gent of a ...

American Kestrel

July 26th, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Bird Watching up the Stillwater River (the Stilly) my birding buddy and i spotted this Waaaaaaaay kewl Am Kestrel. Seems like there were two and probably both were feeding the ...

Cliff Swallows Indian Caves 06.14.10

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
i’m shooting about 400 ft up a cliff wall using a tripod… and full 12x power with my Canon SX 200 … You can see one cliff swallow entering it’s nest ...

White Breasted Nuthatch Fall ’09 Silesia, MT

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Wow i was so amazed to see this bird… quite different from my homey Red Breasted Nuthatches.  It’s on one of Billie’s feeders out in Silesia, MT after a successful ...

Vesper Sparrow in the Pryor Mtns 6.21.10

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Pooecetes gramineus often seen sitting on open country areas like the western slopes of the Pryor Mtns Here’s a Happy Vesper ! cute huh? kinda looks like it has a mini crest ...

Pheasants beneath the Rim

June 23rd, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
Oh what a handsome dude this guy was.  Nice of him to hold still just a little bit longer!!! shot with my trusty  Canon SX 200 12x

Cardinals at 7707 McGarity Rd Falls Church, VA

June 23rd, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
The house we rented in Falls Church for the wedding parties came with this gorgeous Cardinal and his ever present mate. Their call is constant, loud and distinctly pleasing. And ...

Yellow Warbler Indian Caves field wk

June 15th, 2010 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
this gem of a bird, Dendroica petechia, is dazzling in its yellow coat streaking through the air… not so easy to take pix of in the field. i’ll take what i ...
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