Category Archives: Birds

Female Cardinal after Ice Storm

This female northern cardinal still had some ice on her tail feathers and crest this morning.  

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White-throated Sparrow Feeding

White-throated Sparrow. We had a light ice storm last night. Not enough to down power lines, but enough to coat the driveway and the feeding area. I threw out some fresh bird food and did a little bird photography. These … Continue reading

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

  Red-bellied Woodpeckers bellies are really not all that red.

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Northern Cardinal in Flight

  Not the sharpest picture, but I liked the motion.

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Blue Jay

Another cold day here in Jefferson City. We are getting some freezing rain. This is just another shot of a Blue Jay. Similar to a previous post, but I liked this photo better.

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Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)

  Pileated Woodpecker.   A very big bird.   I try to stay as close to my minimal focus distance as I can when photographing small birds.   For my 600 mm lens that is about 15 feet.  Any closer … Continue reading

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Common Grackle

Common Grackle. These birds tend to look rather dull and dark from a distance, but if you get close enough, and have decent light, they are really quite spectacular.

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