Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The tiniest birdbath

Some birds bathe in puddles or basins-- hummingbirds wash their feathers in dewdrops:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Back alley bluebirds

There were about a dozen of them, exploring the suburban jungle, foraging for bugs, and occasionally squabbling with each other in midair.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Awkward adolescent avians

I may have seen this bluebird when she was just a pink fetal-looking hatchling. Now she's nearly an adult, but still showing some patches of fledgeling gray

Young whydah, likely raised by Munias

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

After rain

Snowy Egret

Black-Crowned Night Heron

Floating algae

More egrets

Another swoops in...
Leading to a chase through a crowd of ducks

Portrait of a cormorant

Juvenile Great Blue Heron

Crayfish on land, raising its claws at me in a threat display

Tiny shelf fungus on a fallen log

Bluebird stretching

The nest of a Scaly-Breasted Munia-- I heard chirping from within the ball of pine needles