A Bird in the Lens...

is worth two in the bush!

I hope this selection of photographs will help you with both identification and appreciation of our feathered friends. I have organized the collection loosely in less-than-professional terms that I hope will make it easier to find what interests you. I have included some butterflies as well, just because I like them. The locations are linked together; clicking on one leads you to the next picture taken in that area.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed taking them!

Warblers and Vireos

American Redstart, taken at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Black and White Warbler, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Common Yellowthroat, taken at Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area in Minnesota.

Golden-crowned Kinglet, taken at my yard.

Northern Parula, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Palm Warbler, taken at Shawnee Lookout Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Philadelphia Vireo, taken at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Pine Warbler, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Prairie Warbler, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Red-eyed Vireo, taken at my yard.

Tennessee Warbler, taken at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Yellow-throated Warbler, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Yellow Warbler, taken at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Other Perching Birds

Alder Flycatcher, taken at Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area in Minnesota.

American Goldfinches, taken at my yard.

American Goldfinches (male, winter plummage), taken at my yard.

American Goldfinch (female, winter plummage), taken at my yard.

American Robin, taken at my yard.

Baltimore Oriole, taken at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota.

Barn Swallow, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Belted Kingfisher, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Black-billed Magpie, taken at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Blue Grosbeaks, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Blue Jay (juvenile), taken at my yard.

Boat-tailed Grackles, taken at Folly Beach Pier in South Carolina.

Bobolink, taken at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Brown-headed Cowbirds, taken at my yard.

Brown Thrasher, taken at Shawnee Lookout Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Carolina Chickadee, taken at my yard.

Carolina Wren, taken at my yard.

Carolina Wrens (juvenile), taken at my yard.

Cedar Waxwings, taken at Hopewell Park in Montgomery, Ohio.

Chipping Sparrow, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Common Grackle, taken at my yard.

Dark-eyed Junco, taken at my yard.

Dickcissel, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Eastern Bluebirds, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Eastern Kingbird, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Eastern Meadowlark, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Eastern Phoebe, taken at Shawnee Lookout Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Eastern Towhees, taken at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.

Eastern Wood-Pewee, taken at Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area in Minnesota.

Field Sparrow, taken at Coquina Beach in North Carolina.

Field Sparrows, taken at Brookville Lake in Indiana.

Florida Scrub Jays, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Fox Sparrow, taken at my yard.

Gray Catbird, taken at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.

Gray-cheeked Thrush, taken at Francis Beidler Forest in South Carolina.

Great Crested Flycatcher, taken at Roanoke Island Marsh Game Land in North Carolina.

Greater Roadrunner, taken at Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.

House Finches (male), taken at my yard.

House Finch (female), taken at my yard.

House Sparrow (male), taken at my yard.

Indigo Bunting (male), taken at Pickerel Hills Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota.

Lincoln's Sparrow, taken at Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Loggerhead Shrike, taken at Armleder Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Mourning Dove, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Mourning Doves, taken at my yard.

Northern Cardinal (female), taken at my yard.

Northern Cardinal (male), taken at my yard.

Northern Mockingbird, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Painted Bunting, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Painted Buntings, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Pine Siskins, taken at my yard.

Purple Martins, taken at North-west Angle, Minnesota.

Red-winged Blackbirds, taken at Ellis Lake in Butler County, Ohio.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female), taken at my yard.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male), taken at my yard.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (juvenile male), taken at my yard.

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, taken at my yard.

Savannah Sparrow, taken at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.

Song Sparrow, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Swainson's Thrush, taken at Indian Creek Wildlife Area in Brown County, Ohio.

Tree Swallow, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Tufted Titmouse, taken at my yard.

White-crowned Sparrow, taken at Ellis Lake in Butler County, Ohio.

White-throated Sparrow, taken at Sharon Woods Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Yellow-headed Blackbird, taken at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Woodpeckers and other Climbing Birds

Downy Woodpecker (female), taken at my yard.

Downy Woodpecker (male), taken at my yard.

Hairy Woodpecker, taken at my yard.

Northern Flicker (female), taken at my yard.

Pileated Woodpecker, taken at Currituck Estuary in North Carolina.

Red-bellied Woodpecker, taken at my yard.

Red-breasted Nuthatch, taken at my yard.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker, taken at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.

Red-headed Woodpecker, taken at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.

White-breasted Nuthatch, taken at my yard.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, taken at Pickerel Hills Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota.

Fowl

Wild Turkey (male), taken at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Wild Turkeys, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Raptors

American Kestrel, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Bald Eagles (juvenile), taken at Brookville Lake in Indiana.

Bald Eagle, taken at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Black Vulture, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Broad-winged Hawk, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Cooper's Hawk, taken at Sharon Woods Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Great Horned Owl, taken at Lake Isabella in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Merlin, taken at North-west Angle, Minnesota.

Northern Harrier, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Osprey, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Osprey, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Red-shouldered Hawk, taken at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland, St. John's County, Florida.

Red-shouldered Hawk, taken at my yard.

Red-tailed Hawk, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile), taken at Pyramid Hill in Hamilton, Ohio.

Red-tailed Hawk, taken at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.

Red-tailed Hawk, taken at Voice of America Park in Butler County, Ohio.

Snowy Owl, taken at Washington Courthouse Walmart, Ohio.

Turkey Vulture, taken at Ellis Lake in Butler County, Ohio.

Turkey Vulture, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Swimmers

American Black Duck, taken at Bodie Island in North Carolina.

American Coots, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

American Wigeons, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Anhinga, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Anhinga, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Black Scoters, taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Blue-winged Teal, taken at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Blue-winged Teals, taken at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.

Brown Pelican, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Buffleheads, taken at Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area in Minnesota.

Canvasback, taken at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Common Loon, taken at Pickerel Hills Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota.

Common Morehen, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Double-crested Cormorant, taken at Brookville Lake in Indiana.

Double-crested Cormorant, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Gadwalls, taken at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Garganey, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Hooded Mergansers, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Horned Grebe, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Lesser Scaup, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Mallards (female), taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Mallards, taken at Sharon Woods Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Mute Swan, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Northern Pintails, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Northern Shoveler (female), taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Northern Shovelers, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Pied-billed Grebe, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Redhead, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Ring-necked Ducks, taken at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Trumpeter Swans, taken at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Trumpeter Swans, taken at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.

Western Grebe, taken at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota.

Wood Duck, taken at Sharon Woods Park in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Waders

American Oystercatcher, taken at Charleston Waterfront Park in South Carolina.

Black-bellied Plover, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Black-bellied Plover (winter plummage), taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Black-necked Stilt, taken at Bodie Island in North Carolina.

Dunlin, taken at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.

Dunlin (winter plummage), taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Glossy Ibis, taken at Fernald Nature Preserve in Ohio.

Great Blue Heron, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Great Egret, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Green Heron, taken at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.

Killdeer, taken at Bodie Island in North Carolina.

Lesser Yellowlegs, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Limpkin, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Little Blue Heron, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Little Blue Heron (juvenile), taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Reddish Egret, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Reddish Egret, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Roseate Spoonbill, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Roseate Spoonbills, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Ruddy Turnstones, taken at Key West, Florida.

Sanderlings, taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Sanderling, taken at Washington Oaks State Park in Florida.

Sandhill Crane, taken at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.

Sandhill Cranes, taken at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota.

Semipalmated Plover, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Snowy Egret, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Solitary Sandpiper, taken at Ellis Lake in Butler County, Ohio.

Spotted Sandpiper, taken at Ellis Lake in Butler County, Ohio.

Tri-colored Heron, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

White Ibises, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

White Ibis (juvenile), taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

White Pelicans, taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Willet, taken at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina.

Willet (winter plummage), taken at Washington Oaks State Park in Florida.

Wilson's Phalarope, taken at Bodie Island in North Carolina.

Wood Stork, taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron (juvenile), taken at J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Seabirds

Bonaparte's and Laughing Gulls, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Bonaparte's Gull, taken at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota.

Caspian Tern, taken at Brookville Lake in Indiana.

Common Tern, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Forster's Tern, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Great Black-backed Gull, taken at Bodie Island in North Carolina.

Herring Gulls, taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Laughing Gull, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Laughing Gull (winter plummage), taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Ring-billed Gull, taken at Lost Bridge Quarry in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Royal Terns, taken at Duck in North Carolina.

Royal Terns (winter plummage), taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Sandwich Tern, taken at Lover's Key, Florida.

Butterflies

Black Swallowtail, taken at Glenwood Gardens in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Black Swallowtail, taken at my yard.

Bronze Copper, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Fritillary, taken at my yard.

Fritillary, taken at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana.

Gulf Fritillary, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Hackberry, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Little Copper, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Monarch, taken at Glenwood Gardens in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Queen, taken at Merritt National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Red-spotted Purple, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Ruddy Dagger Wing, taken at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida.

Tiger Swallowtail, taken at Glenwood Gardens in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Viceroy, taken at Gilmore Ponds in Butler County, Ohio.

Zebra Swallowtail, taken at my yard.


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