My favorite bird shots

Short-eared Owl



* Redhead (male) - Lake County, IN - February, 2015 and Elkhart County, IN - March, 2007

* Common Eider - Gambell and Nome, Alaska - May, 2016

* Steller's Eider - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016

* Red-throated Loon (breeding adult) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

* Spruce Grouse - Trout Lake, Michigan - October, 2001

* Willow Ptarmigan (breeding male) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

* White-tailed Ptarmigan - Guanella Pass, Colorado - April, 1999

* Red-throated Loon (breeding adult) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

* Least Grebe - Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville, Texas - April, 2013

* Black-footed Albatross - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017 and August, 1995

* Northern Fulmar - St. Paul, Alaska - May, 2016 and Monterey Bay, California - August, 1995

* Buller's Shearwater - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

* Pink-footed Shearwater - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

* Sooty Shearwater - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

* Pelagic Cormorant - Monterey Bay, California - September, 2017

* Least Bittern (male) - Green Cay Wetlands, Florida - April, 2018

* Tricolored Heron - Largo, Florida - April, 2002 and South Padre Island, Texas - April, 2018

* Snowy Egret - Fort de Soto, FL - May, 2018, Moss Landing, CA - September, 2017 and Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, TX - April, 2013 and Dauphin Island, AL - April, 2010

* Little Blue Heron (adult) - San Diego River, California - April, 2011

* Roseate Spoonbill (adult) - Lettuce Lake Park, FL - May, 2018 and South Padre Island, TX - April, 2018

* Osprey (in flight) - Bodega Head, Bodega Bay, California - April, 2012

* Snail Kite (adult male) - Lake Kissimmee, Florida - May, 2018

* Swallow-tailed Kite (adult) - Lettuce Lake Park, Florida - May, 2018

* Harris's Hawk - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018

* Swainson's Hawk (adult light morph in flight) - Mission, Texas - April, 2018

* White-tailed Hawk (adult in flight) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018

* Red-tailed Hawk (western light adult in flight) - Comanche Grassland, Colorado - April, 2016

* Ferruginous Hawk (light morph adult) - Nutt, New Mexico - January, 2017

* Ferruginous Hawk (light morph adult in flight) - Comanche Grassland, Colorado - April, 2016

* Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph adult male in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015 and March, 2011

* Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph adult female in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015

* Rough-legged Hawk (light morph immature in flight) - Kankakee Sands, Newton County, Indiana - March, 2018

* American Kestrel (female) - Porter County and Lake County, Indiana

* Peregrine Falcon (in flight) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, Indiana - October, 2010

* King Rail - Cane Ridge, Gibson County, Indiana - June, 2009

* Purple Gallinule - La Porte County, Indiana - May, 2010

* Common Gallinule (adults and chicks) - Green Cay Wetlands, FL - May, 2018 and South Padre Island, TX - April, 2018

* Piping Plover (juvenile in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - July, 2007

* American Avocet (breeding-plumed adult) - Miller Beach, Lake County, IN and Salton Sea, CA

* American Avocet (basic-plumed and juveniles) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - September, 2015

* Lesser Yellowlegs (fresh adult) - South Padre Island, TX - April, 2018 and Grant Street Wetland, Lake County, Indiana - April, 2012

* Whimbrel (adult in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - July, 2015

* Long-billed Curlew - Santa Barbara, California - April, 2011

* Long-billed Curlew (juvenile in flight) - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

* Marbled Godwit - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017

* Ruddy Turnstone (spring adult) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

* Red Knot (juvenile) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - September

* Sanderling (fresh breeding adult) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May 2017

* Dunlin (alternate plumage) - Lake County, Indiana - May, 2004 and May, 2006 and Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

* Purple Sandpiper (1st winter) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, Indiana - November, 2002

* Curlew Sandpiper (breeding plumage) - Wakarusa Waste Water Ponds, Wakarusa, Indiana - May 22, 2007

* Short-billed Dowitcher (juvenile hendersoni in flight) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - August, 2015

* Wilson's Snipe - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - June, 2012

* Red-necked Phalarope (breeding female) - Wakarusa WTF, Elkhart County, Indiana - May, 2016

* Red Phalarope (breeding) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016

* Pomarine Jaeger (juvenile in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December, 2010

* Parasitic Jaeger (breeding adult light morph) - Monterey, California - September, 2017 and Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

* Long-tailed Jaeger (adult) - Gambell and Nome, Alaska - May, 2016

*Iceland Gull (adult in flight) - Hammond Marina, Lake County, Indiana - February, 2009

* Little Gull (1st Summer/2nd Winter) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2005

* Black-tailed Gull (adult) - Montrose Harbor, Illinois - August, 2003

* Putative Ring-billed Gull X Laughing Gull hybrid - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - December 3, 2016

* Black-legged Kittiwake (breeding adult in flight) - St. Paul and Gambell, Alaska - May, 2016

* Black-legged Kittiwake (1st summer) - St. Paul and Gambell, Alaska - May, 2016

* Red-legged Kittiwake (breeding adult) - St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska - May, 2016

* Sabine's Gull (breeding adult) - Safety Lagoon, Nome, Alaska - May, 2016

* Sabine's Gull (1st cycle) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - September, 2014

* Sabine's Gull (1st cycle in flight) - Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, Indiana - September, 2014

* Ivory Gull (2nd cycle) - Flint, Genesee County, Michigan - March, 2017

* Arctic Tern (breeding adult) - Anchorage and Nome, Alaska - May, 2016

* Least Tern (in flight) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017

* Bridled Tern - Dry Tortugas, Florida - May, 2018

* Sooty Tern - Dry Tortugas, Florida - May, 2018

* Brown Noddy - Dry Tortugas, Florida - May, 2018

* Black Skimmer (in flight) - Outer Banks, North Carolina - May, 2017 and Salton Sea, California - June, 2006

* Tufted Puffin (adult breeding) - St. Paul and Gambell, Alaska - May, 2016

* Horned Puffin (adult breeding) - St. Paul and Gambell, Alaska - May, 2016

* Mangrove Cuckoo - Black Point Marina, Dade County, Florida - May, 2018

* Black-billed Cuckoo - Lake County, Indiana - May, 2018

* Great Horned Owl (adult) - Butterbtredt Spring, Mojave, California - June, 2006

* Snowy Owl (light form) - Northern Indiana

* Snowy Owl (immature) - Michigan City Harbor, Michigan City, Indiana - November, 2001

* Northern Hawk Owl - Sax Zim Bog, Minnesota - February, 2018

* Short-eared Owl (in flight) - LaGrange County, Indiana - February, 2007

* Boreal Owl - Sax Zim Bog and Duluth, Minnesota - February, 2013

* Common Nighthawk - George Lake Woodlot, Hammond, Indiana - May, 2003

* Common Pauraque - Estero Llano grande State Park, Weslaco, Texas - April, 2018 and April, 2013

* Ruby-throated Hummingbird (adult male) - South Padre Island, Texas - April, 2018

* Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - September, 2008

* Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - September, 2008

* Allen's Hummingbird (female) - Huntington Central Park, California - April, 2011

* Red-headed Woodpecker - Turkey Run State Park, Parke County, Indiana - February, 2007

* Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (adult female) - Elkhart, Indiana - April

* American Three-toed Woodpecker (adult male western Taiga) - Hillside Park, Anchorage, Alaska - May, 2016

* American Three-toed Woodpecker (adult male Taiga) - Sax Zim Bog, Minnesota - February, 2018

* Black-backed Woodpecker - Chippewa County, MI - Oct., 2013 and Oct., 2010 and Willow, AK - June, 2016

* Pileated Woodpecker - Three Rivers Game Area, St. Joe County, Michigan - June, 2012

* Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - State Line Woods, Hammond, IN - May, 2014 and Forsythe Park, Hammond, IN - May, 2011

* Great Kiskadee - Salineno, Roma Bluffs, and Santa Ana NWR, Texas - April

* Couch's Kingbird - Santa Ana NWR, McAllen, Texas - April

* Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Falcon County Park, Texas - April, 2018

* Blue-headed Vireo (Spring) - George Lake Woodlot, Hammond, Indiana - April, 2006

* Blue-headed Vireo (Fall) - Boot Lake Naure Preserve, Elkhart County, Indiana - September, 2010

* Gray Jay (adult Taiga form) - Sax Zim Bog, Minnesota - February, 2018 and Trout Lake, Michigan - October, 2010

* Green Jay - Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas - April, 2013 and July, 2007

* Yellow-billed Magpie - Happy Canyon Road, California - April, 2011

* Tree Swallow (adult) - Northern Indiana - May, 2013

* Golden-crowned Kinglet - Hammond, Indiana - October, 2006

* Ruby-crowned Kinglet - West Beach, Porter County, Indiana - September, 2006

* Boreal Chickadee - Hillside Park, Anchorage, Alaska - May, 2016 and Sax Zim Bog, Minnesota - February, 2013

* Red-breasted Nuthatch (male) - Georgetown, CO - April, 2015 and Lake County, IN - September, 2012

* Eastern Bluebird - Boot Lake Nature Preserve, Elkhart, Indiana - April, 2002

* Western Bluebird (male and female) - Huntington Central Park, Orange County, California - April, 2011

* Long-billed Thrasher - Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary, Brownsville, Texas - April, 2013

* Curve-billed Thrasher - Aguirre Springs Recreation Area, Las Cruces, NM - January, 2017 and Bentsen State Park, Mission, TX - April, 2013

* Bohemian Waxwing - St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan - March, 2008

* Cedar Waxwing - Corey Lake, Three Rivers, Michigan - May, 2002

* Magnolia Warbler (spring adult male) - George Lake Woodlot, Hammond, Indiana - May, 2008

* Magnolia Warbler (spring adult female) - Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, Florida - May, 2018

* Northern Parula (spring adult male) - South Padre Island, Texas - April

* Northern Parula (spring adult female) - Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL - May, 2018 and South Padre Island, TX - April, 2013

* Yellow Warbler (spring adult male) - Three Rivers Game Area, St. Joe County, Michigan - June, 2011 and June, 2012

* Chestnut-sided Warbler (spring adult male) - Potato Creek State Park, Indiana - May, 2006

* Black-throated Blue Warbler (spring adult male) - Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL - May, 2018 and Wilderness State Park, Mackinac, MI - June, 2013

* Black-throated Green Warbler (spring adult male) - South Padre Island, Texas - April, 2013 and Furnessville, Porter County, Indiana - May, 2011

* Black-throated Green Warbler (spring adult female) - Hammond Bird Sanctuary, Lake County, Indiana - May, 2018

* Blackburnian Warbler (spring adult female) - Hammond Bird Sanctuary, Lake County, Indiana - May, 2018

* Prairie Warbler (spring adult male) - Flamingo, FL - May, 2018 and Porter County, IN - June, 2006 and May, 2012

* Cerulean Warbler (spring adult male) - Indiana Dunes State Park, IN - May, 2011 and Three Rivers Game Area, MI - May, 2006

* Black and White Warbler (spring adult male) - Wilderness State Park, Mackinac, Michigan - June, 2013

* Black and White Warbler (spring adult female) - Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL - May, 2018 and George Lake Woodlot, Lake County, IN - May, 2003

* Ovenbird (spring adult) - Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL - May, 2018

* Ovenbird (fall) - Whiting Park, Lake County, Indiana - September, 2011

* Mourning Warbler (spring adult male) - Northern Indiana - May, 2015 and May, 2011

* MacGillivray's Warbler (adult female) - Half Moon Bay, California - August, 2018

* Common Yellowthroat (spring adult male) - Corey Lake, Three Rivers, Michigan - May, 2006

* Canada Warbler (spring adult male) - Sturgis, MI - May, Lake County, IN - May and Wilderness State Park, MI - June

* Summer Tanager (adult male) - South Padre Island, Texas - April, 2018

* Scarlet Tanager (breeding-plumed male) - George Lake Woodlot, Hammond, Indiana - May, 2003

* White-collared Seedeater - San Ygnacio, Texas - April, 2018

* Eastern Towhee (female) - Boot Lake Nature Preserve, Elkhart, Indiana - May, 2004

* Blue Grosbeak (adult male) - Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas - April, 2018 and Big Bend National Park, Texas - June, 1998

* Lazuli Bunting (adult male) - Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota - June, 2014

* Indigo Bunting (adult male) - Boot Lake Nature Preserve, IN - May, 2011

* Le Conte's Sparrow (adult) - State Line Flats, Lake County, IN - October, 2017 and McCool Basin, Porter County, IN - October, 2012

* Nelson's Sparrow - State Line Flats, Lake County, Indiana - October, 2017

* Orchard Oriole - Boot Lake Nature Preserve, Elkhart, Indiana - May, 2003

* Altamira Oriole (adult male) - Rio Grande Valley, Texas - April, 2018

* Spot-breasted Oriole - Miami, Florida - April, 2018

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