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Belted_Kingfisher
This is a three image composite (in photoshop). I don't own a long lens so this is the best I can do.
Species: Megaceryle alcyon (Belted Kingfisher)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > January 2014 > Belted_Kingfisher

Crow And Hawk Side By Side Dive
This makes for an interesting size comparison between the two species - the are pretty close.
Species: Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk), Corvus caurinus (Northwestern Crow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Crow And Hawk Side By Side Dive

Two Mallards In Tight Skirmish
The duck on the right has the duck on the left by the tail. It's close to mating season for Mallards so the males are doing a lot of "positioning".
Species: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Two Mallards In Tight Skirmish

Song Sparrow In Tall Grasses
Song Sparrow In Tall Grasses
Species: Melospiza melodia (Song Sparrow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Song Sparrow In Tall Grasses

Song Sparrow Craning
This bird was quite an acrobat in the tall grasses.
Species: Melospiza melodia (Song Sparrow)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Song Sparrow Craning

Short Eared Soaring
Short Eared Soaring
Species: Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Short Eared Soaring

Shorted Eared With Feet Visible
Shorted Eared With Feet Visible
Species: Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Shorted Eared With Feet Visible

Harrier In Golf Course Rough
That owl like face is really clear in this photo.
Species: Circus cyaneus (Northern Harrier)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Harrier In Golf Course Rough

Harrier On Fence Post
This bird (a Juvenile Harrier) wound up very close to the foot path - people were walking by with the dogs and noisy children so it didn't take long before the bird moved on.
Species: Circus cyaneus (Northern Harrier)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Harrier On Fence Post

Short Eared Owl On Power Cable
These owls have really distinct yellow eyes - and they hunt in the day.
Species: Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Short Eared Owl On Power Cable

Two Pintails In Disagreement
In the pond close to our house, it's pretty much just Mallards and Canada Geese. Reifel has a lot more variety. These two birds were in a shoving match.
Species: Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Two Pintails In Disagreement

Two Eagles On A Lookout Tree
I saw one of these birds come in for a landing but I didn't have my camera ready. I watched for a while to see if one would fly off, but it didn't. An hour later when I walked by again, they were both still sitting in the tree.
Species: Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > February 2013 > Two Eagles On A Lookout Tree

Ring Necked Duck
The classic, I thought it was one species, get home and check the guide books and find out I was totally wrong. Live and learn.

Also, not great composition - try getting lower to the water and try to get the eye focused.

Species: Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Ring Necked Duck

Great Blue Heron Face
I love the little feathers on the head.

You can see the strong black and white stripe on the head and orange in the top of the bill.

Species: Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Great Blue Heron Face

Great Blue Heron On Rail
I love how bunched up this bird looks - I suspect he is just trying to keep warm.
Species: Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)

John Harvey Photo > Great Blue Heron On Rail

Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Species: Pipilo maculatus (Spotted Towhee)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Spotted Towhee

Fox Sparrow
I figured this was a female Towhee, (because it was hanging out with the Towhee's) but, like usual, I was wrong.
Species: Passerella iliaca (Fox Sparrow)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Fox Sparrow

Exit Stage Right
I bet when I was pressing the shutter, this bird was still standing. (A comment pointed out that this is stage right, viewer left. My bad).
Species: Poecile atricapillus (Black-capped Chickadee)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Exit Stage Right

Black Capped Chickadee
These little guys move very quickly. I assume they believed I was giving out seed. Might have something to do with standing near the (empty) bird feeder.
Species: Poecile atricapillus (Black-capped Chickadee)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Black Capped Chickadee

Just A Head
Bit of a dirty head from eating around the base of the grass.
Species: Grus canadensis (Sandhill Crane)

John Harvey Photo > January 2009 > Just A Head

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