Bird nerdery

Photos from this weekend’s birding competition.  We got third place for the Birding Boot, which means all on foot or by bicycle.  Super fun.  Here are some of the better bird shots I snapped.  If you like this, you can read about last year’s adventure here and here.  If you just like bird photos, you might check out these galleries (or this one).

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“Phoebuzzzzz…” (Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe)

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

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ditto

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First year Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), who is rapidly usurped for this prime perch by…

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This guy! An adult male

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Shiinnnnnyyyy… (remember, he’s not actually blue!)

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“What you looking at, punk?”

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Blue-grey gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

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Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

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A brooding male Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

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Female cowbird

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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

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Song Sparrow

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Tree swallow on its box

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Female cowbird, showing off

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Okay, okay, so I like goldfinches

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Female goldfinch

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Chubby goldfinch

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“Oh wait, is that a camera?! I look thinner when I turn like this (and suck it in)!”

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