Favorite 2012 photos

Now that we’ve been home a few weeks and are seeing spring birds in Vermont, it’s interesting to think back about some of the neat birds we saw and photographed this winter.  I saw about 210 species with 25 new to me.  There were no extremely rare ones this year like in the past although the Brown Jay was one that hadn’t shown up for a few years.  Here are some of the ones that I particularly liked — some of my photos are not wonderful but give a taste of what we saw.  Great birding all in all.

We saw large groups of Black-crowned Night Herons at Goose Island SP

 

Brown-headed Nuthatches at Lake Fountainbleau SP in LA

 

Black-capped Titmouse

 

Brown Jay at Salenino, TX

 

Curve-billed Thrasher singing at Falcon SP
Golden-fronted Woodpecker

 

Laughing Gulls

 

Pine Warbler at Clarko SP, MS
Roadrunners were less prevalent this year, perhaps because of the Texas drought.

 

One of my favorites and a life bird — Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

 

Ruddy Turnstone

 

Roseate Spoonbill developing breeding plumage – Rockport, TX

 

Whooping Cranes.

 

Willets courting.

(Originally posted May 1, 2012)

One Response to Favorite 2012 photos

  1. Paul says:

    Beautiful shots. Not a very experienced birder, so I really appreciate the photos and the back ground.

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