Carolina Wren, Louisville, Kentucky, 2020-11-27

These birds have a ton of character. This one looks cold, with its feathers all puffed out, and one foot tucked up in the feathers.

Golden-crowned Kinglet, Louisville Kentucky 2020-11-27

I was directly below this one, and in the first photo its looking directly at me with a "WTF?" expression. You can clearly see the yellow spot on the top of its head that's not always visible.

This species looks similar to the European Goldcrest, and is related.

Brown Creeper, Louisville, Kentucky 2020-11-27

These birds blend in really well and are really hard to see.


Field Sparrow, Louisvillle, Kentucky. 2020-11-27

Their calls are described as sounding like a bouncing ping-pong ball.

Carolina Chickadee, Louisville, Kentucky 2020-11-27.

It's cool how transparent their wings are in sunlight.

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted), Louisville, Kentucky 2021-11-12.

This was one of the few times I've seen this species in my backyard. The photo is kinda blurry, but these woodpeckers are so beautiful, so it's worth it.

Golden-crowned Kinglet, Louisville, Kentucky 2021-11-08.

These tiny birds move around a lot and are difficult to photograph.


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Louisville, Kentucky, 11/08/2020

This was only my second time seeing this species. There were two sapsuckers chasing each other circling around a tree trunk. I'm so glad some of my photos turned out.

A Black Vulture catching some sun. Louisville, Kentucky, 11/08/2020

I heard one reason birds will spread their wings and sunbathe is because it will kill mites and other parasites that live on their feathers.

Wild Turkey, Louisville, Kentucky 11/08/2020

Look at the iridescence on its neck feathers. Also its legs are super long.

American Crow, Louisville, Kentucky 11/07/2020.

Birds have weird eyelids. You can see the crow's eyelid closed in the second photo.

Song Sparrow, Louisville, Kentucky 11/07/2020

Do you think birds ever stare in awe at the sunset and think "this is amazing"?

Here's a hawk from my backyard on 10/25/2020. Maybe a Cooper's Hawk? I have a hard time telling them apart.

I made it out today. Kinda gray and drizzly out. Highlights included an Eastern Phoebe and an American Kestrel. There were a ton of Red-winged Blackbirds and Blue Jays near this one pond. They were all singing/calling, and we felt like we were interrupting an important bird meeting.

Also, here's some cool mushrooms I spotted.

Blue Jays love peanuts. Sometimes if I'm late putting out peanuts a Blue Jay will sit on my deck and yell at me through the window.

The last photo shows one trying to carry two peanuts in its mouth at once. It wasn't able to carry both.

Chaos at my feeders from the irruption of Pine Siskins. Sadly, they're all gone now. It's a once-in-10-years event.

Louisville, Kentucky, 10/24/2020.

Female Downy Woodpecker monching on suet. Louisville, Kentucky, 10/24/2020.

You can tell its a female because it is missing the red spot on the back of its head.

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