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Double-crested Cormorant, Louisville, Kentucky, 2021-01-30

I've never seen their crests. They always fly really low over the water, with their wingtips almost touching it.

Hawk eating 

Red-shouldered Hawk, Louisville, Kentucky, 2021-01-14

In the first photo, the hawk is watching my backyard feeders. In the second photo, the hawk has snatched one of my guest birds, and is eating it.

Male Downy Woodpecker, Louisville, Kentucky, 2021-01-11

They love suet.

The black spots on the outer white tail feathers indicate this is a Downy Woodpecker, not a Hairy Woodpecker. The red spot on the back of its head indicate that this is a male.

There were 3 hot air balloons drifting over the park this morning. Not a regular sight.

I'm the spring the water is higher, covering all these rocks, and making the land on the right an island.

American Robin, Louisville, Kentucky 2021-01-08

Some Robins migrate in the winter, but others are resident.

Mourning Dove, Louisville, Kentucky, 2021-01-08

Its all fluffed up and cozy, trying to stay warm and nap.

Black Vultures, Louisville, Kentucky, 2020-12-27

Some people think these birds are "gross", but I think they're handsome.

It's more fun to go outside and take photos of birds than to sit inside editing photos. That's why my backlog is so large. Hopefully I'll get faster at it and be able to catch up one day.

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Personal instance for myself.