Nick Viani’s Bird Photos (2018)

Below are my bird photos stored on Google Photos. Use your browser’s built-in SEARCH feature to isolate specific species (Mac: Command-F, PC: Control-F). Click a thumbnail to generate a larger image, and look for the “full-screen” toggle in the upper-right. Stories supporting many of these images may be viewed on our blog, Musings From Paradise

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  • Dark-Eyed Junco (Arizona)
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  • Lark Sparrow
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  • Pine Siskin
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  • Juniper Titmouse
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  • Costa's Hummingbird
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  • Female Mallard
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  • Pied-billed Grebe
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  • Shoveler
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  • Bushtit
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  • Phainopepla (female)
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  • Kestrel (female)
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  • Bald Eagle not far from the nest at Lynx Lake, Prescott, AZ
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  • Cooper's Hawk (a second later)
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  • Spotted Towhee
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  • Cooper's Hawk (immature); unusual lighter eye and characteristic rough ends of tail feathers.
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  • Kestrel (male) hanging on.
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  • Belted Kinkfisher @ No. Mtn. Park
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
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  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
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  • Spotted Towhee
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  • American Dipper - Lithia Park, Ashland, OR
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  • American Robin
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  • White-breasted Nuthatch
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  • Downey Woodpecker (Pacific—females lack the red spot on the nape)
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  • American Robin
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  • White-crowned Sparrow (mid-molt: in transition and not yet displaying adult breeding color)
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  • Acorn Woodpecker
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  • Dark-eyed Junco
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  • California Towhee
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  • Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
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  • White-crowned Sparrow (immature)
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  • White-crowned Sparrow (immature)
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
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  • White-crowned Sparrow (Adult breeding)
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  • American Dipper (displaying the nictitating membrane, an additional translucent eyelid that allows the creature to see while affording its eyes additional protection. This is especially handy for birds that search for food underwater and for birds of prey flying at high speed, as it prevents their eyes from drying out.
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  • American Dipper
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  • Canada Goose
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  • Mountain Bluebird's Acrobatic Move on a Juniper Berry (Category: Birds)
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  • Curve-billed Thrasher at Sunset (Category: Birds)
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  • Rufous Hummingbird (female) about to collect the sweet nectar of our backyard Trumpet Vine (Category: Birds)
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  • Lewis's Woodpecker
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  • Hairy Woodpecker - Sampson Creek Preserve, Southern OR
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  • Lewis's Woodpecker (Agate Lake)
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  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Agate Lake)
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  • Burrowing Owl (Agate Lake)
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  • Lewis's Woodpecker (Agate Lake)
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  • White-breasted Nuthatch (raiding the granary of an Acorn Woodpecker)
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  • Tree Swallow (Agate Lake)
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  • Townsend's Solitaire
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  • Black-capped Chickadee
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow (Denman Wildlife Area)
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  • White-brested Nuthatch (Denman Wildlife Area)
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow (Denman Wildlife Area)
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  • California Towhee (Denman Wildlife Area)
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  • Brewer's Blackbird (female)
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  • Brewer's Blackbird (male)
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  • American Dipper in Ashland Creek
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  • Hermet Thrush (North Mtn. Park)
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  • American Goldfinch (North Mtn. Park)
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  • Spotted Towhee
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  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (note full crop of food being softened before passing into the stomach)
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
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  • Lesser Goldfinch (North Mtn. Park)
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  • Purple Finch (North Mtn. Park)
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  • Black-capped Chickadee (excavating a cavity for possible nesting)
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  • Black-capped Chickadee
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  • Spotted Towhee
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  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
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  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (note full crop of food being softened before passing into the stomach)
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  • Pine Siskin (North Mtn. Park)
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  • Hermet Thrush (North Mtn. Park)
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  • Pine Siskins (female l, male r)
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  • White-crowned Sparrow
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  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
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  • Mockingbird (Washington DC)
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  • Cedar Waxwing (Washington DC)
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  • Cedar Waxwing (Washington DC)
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  • Cedar Waxwing (Washington DC)
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  • Tufted Titmouse (Washington DC)
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  • White-throated Sparrow (Washington DC)
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  • Mockingbird (Washington DC)
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  • White-throated Sparrow (Washington DC)
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  • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Washington DC)
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  • White-throated Sparrow (Washington DC)
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  • Bonaparte's Gull (transitioning) - (Washington DC)
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  • Common Grackle (Washington DC)
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  • Swamp Sparrow (Washington DC)
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  • Spotted Sandpiper (Washington DC)
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  • Northern Water Thrush (Washington DC)
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  • Red-bellied Woodpecker plundering a (supposed) Starling nest (Washington DC)
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  • Mockingbird (Washington DC)
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  • Great Egret with fish and emerging breeding plumage (Washington DC)
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  • Cedarwaxwing (Washington DC)
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  • Orchard Oriole (Washington DC)
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  • Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Washington DC)
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  • White-throated Sparrow
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  • Song Sparrow (Eastern) - (Washington DC)
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  • Palm Warbler (Washington DC)
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  • Yellow Warbler (Washington DC)
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  • Blue-headed Vireo (Washington DC)