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Bird Quest 2014 #19

Bird PhotographyTim Boyer

Still catching up from the bird photography tour of Central Oregon  --  Malheur National Wildlfie Refuge -- Cabin Lake Photography Workshop.  Here are eight new birds for this year.  

White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker

It's always fun to see the White-headed Woodpecker.  Black, white and the male red patch ont he back of the head, a cool looking bird.

Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Finch
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhees are one of my favorite birds, rusty-red flared caps, olive green sides, white throats, and a little challenging to find.  They're like little punk rock stars!

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

About to take off from its perch for the water feature below it, this Chipping Sparrow looks  like it's cupped in a pair of hands.

Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Vesper Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow

There were more Brewer's Sparrows than Vespers in this area, but it was the first time I could tell them apart without going by vocalization/singing.  The Vesper Sparrow is larger, has a rusty patch on the shoulder , and more streaked on the breast, and looks chuckier (maybe not a technical description, but it just looks that way to me).

If you're intrested - this brings the year total to 110 photographed species.

Enjoy

Thanks

Tim