Bird Bonanza on Summer Photo Fun!


You didn’t think I’d let Summer Photo Fun go by with showing you only that one little bird in my last post, did you?

If you’ve known me or followed my blog or personal Facebook page for very long, you know that I love trying to capture great pictures of birds. Summer Photo Fun provides the perfect opportunity to share some of my photos with you. How do you like the shot above of Daddy Cardinal feeding one of his young ones? (By the way, young birds are called juveniles.)

God’s creativity shines in so many ways in the natural world, and he really shows off through his birds. So many colors, sizes, patterns and markings, unique calls, and behavioral traits. If you haven’t taken time to notice some of these intricacies of our feathered friends, I encourage you to do so.

Some of the photos below are birds you’re probably very familiar with and some may be new to you. I’ll list the type of birds at the end of the post so you can test your knowledge as you scroll down. I’ll list them in order of appearance, making number one the first one below.

Hope you enjoy. Let me how many you got right or if any of them stumped you. Can’t wait to hear how many of you know your birds! :)

“And God said . . . ‘let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.’ So God created . . . every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:20-21




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How many did you guess right? 1. Tufted Titmouse  2. Mourning Dove (juvenile)  3. female Downy Woodpecker (left), male Downy Woodpecker (right)  4. Osprey  5. Eastern Phoebe  6. Carolina Wren  7. Northern Flicker (type of woodpecker)  8. American White Pelican

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  1. Fantastic shots, Cheryl. The first photo of the cardinal feeding his young one is amazing. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Beautiful photos, Cheryl! I didn’t do well at all on guessing the types of birds, but I certainly enjoyed seeing them!

    • Thanks, Vonda! Glad you enjoyed the photos. Until a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have done well on guessing types of birds either. A friend gave me a great field guide so that has really helped me when I spot one I’m unfamiliar with.

  3. Stunning photographs!

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