Birds Articles

Eagle

Eagle The Eagle is one of the most recognizable birds of prey in the world. The subject of legends since man has roamed the earth. The symbol of Democracy recognized the world over.  He flies’...

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren Measured in ounces, no neck to speak of, a body shaped like a walnut and a tail that stands at attention a good deal of the time. One of the most common wrens know for it's distinctive...

Winter Jay

Winter Jay Jay's of all types are cheekey, aggressive, colorful and territorial. They have no problem pecking birds of prey three times their size. Hogging the bird feeder is an art they have...

Red Shouldered Sentry

Very few can strike such an imposing pose, the Red-shouldered Hawk has it down to a science. They can't do cute. The red-shouldered hawk is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern...

City Hawk

This particular Red Tail is a regular in our neighborhood. Adjusted to life in the city he is very comfortable crusing the back yards picking off snakes and the occasional squirrel, it's obvious...
City Hawk

City Hawk

This particular Red Tail is a regular in our neighborhood. Adjusted to life in the city he is very comfortable crusing the back yards picking off snakes and the occasional squirrel, it's obvious this one is well fed.  City life suits him a common trait of many of the Raptor species you will find...

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Swallow Shenanigans

Swallow Shenanigans

The Barn Swallow Everyone has marveled at the antics of the swallow and thanked them for eating every mosquito the can find. Not to mention all the other bugs that fall to their hunting prowess. Never ones to stay in one place for long their aerial acrobatics are beyond compare. Speed and agility...

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The Red Tail Hawk

The Red Tail Hawk

Hawks are often seen as a symbol of power in Native American cultures. Like eagles, they are symbols of courage and strength. In some tribes, such as the Cheyenne, hawks are associated with protection from enemies, and seeing or dreaming about a hawk can be seen as a warning of danger. Fierce...

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Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

The Cedar Waxwing The Cedar Waxwing is a classy character. They are a medium-sized sleek bird with a big head, short neck and a short wide bill. Sorting a flamboyant crest that is hard to miss when raised they are certainly eye catching. They have a bandit mask of black with white edges, a splash...

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Midnight Raven

Midnight Raven

Midnight Raven Common ravens have coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous that people have regarded them as pests. Part of their success as a species is due to their omnivorous diet; they are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of...

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Flamingo Dance

Flamingo Dance

Flamingo Dance I suppose you could call me a Birder these days. After years of photographing horses in just about every discipline, wild and otherwise switching to birds seems a strange transition. However I find that I really enjoy it. I have to admit it’s a lot easier to photograph a 1000 pound...

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Caracara

Caracara

I have had the privileged of hanging out with a pair of these impressive birds of prey for the last year. After moving into a new place one of the first things that caught my eye was this beautiful master of the sky. I spent the next three months trying to spot it again. Finally I found their...

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The American Eagle

The American Eagle

  The Bald Eagle is quite possibly the most iconic, and recognized bird to ever take to the sky. To this day I never fail to find my heart quicken if I have the good fortune come across paths with this magnificent creature. I got to know this character a little better than most while I was in...

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Guardian Of The Night

Guardian Of The Night

Midnight Raven When the winter sky turns dark and a gentle snow falls on the back range, hiding in the shadows is the "Guardian Of The Night". Known though out history as a trickster and the messenger, foretelling good fortune or disaster he forever is watching. Raven Tales are the traditional...

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