Sometimes little birds aren’t kind enough to just stand still for a moment in a well lit location and pose for us to photograph. Bushtits are a good example of this, although my friend Joe got a nice shot of this one.
Joe also got a nice photograph of this Bewick’s Wren.
My photo yesterday of this Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a little fuzzy. These birds kept in the shadows and wouldn’t stop flying around.
This photo I took this morning. It’s not crystal clear either since I was pretty far away from this bird. Is there enough detail to tell what it is? My first thought was that it was about the size of a Bald Eagle, but it doesn’t look like one- an adult that is. I see a yellow beak, but everything else appears to be pretty dark. Could it be an immature Bald Eagle? According to The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Donald and Lillian Stokes, older immature Bald Eagles can have yellow beaks while still not looking completely like an adult. Is there enough detail in this photo to be sure? I don’t know, but I can’t figure out what else it might be. Plus, it was very near to where this Bald Eagle was just a week ago.