Eye-to-Eye with the local birds (or the benefits of a bird blind)

Posted: October 25, 2014 in Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography
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I recently spent a bit of time sitting in a reasonably comfortable bird blind that one of the members of my local photo club constructed.  It is a great way to get closeup photos of birds in the area and is an excellent resource.

Here are a few of my photos from my time in the bird blind. At the bottom of this post are two birds that I can’t identify (other than that one is some type of woodpecker).  I’d appreciate any information anyone can provide about these “mystery” birds.

Blue jay

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0099

I don’t know if these are immature Blue jays but they don’t have the full-blown distinctive crest you typically associate with a Blue jay (the bird in the second photo may be developing that crest).

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 200 Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 285

 

Male Downy Woodpecker (in the second photo it is getting a grub out of a tree branch)

 

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0020 Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0027

Female Downy Woodpecker

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0040Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0079

Male Cardinal

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 178-Edit

 

Female Cardinal

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 302-Edit Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 306

Goldfinch

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0103

 

Mystery Woodpecker

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 0031

Mystery Bird 2

Bird Blind - October 22, 2014 - 335

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