In the Bleak Midwinter

In honor of the winter solstice, in a month that brought Portland 7″ of rain, here are a few dark grainy images from recent weeks.

orange-crowned warblerOrange-crowned Warbler

anna's hummingbirdAnna’s Hummingbird

dark-eyed juncoDark-eyed Junco

american and lesser goldfinchHere is a nice comparison of American (foreground) and Lesser Goldfinches. Notice that the American Goldfinch has white undertail coverts, while the Lesser has yellow.

american goldfinchHere is a very dull American Goldfinch (probable first-year female) in front of a Lesser (probable first-year male).

chestnut-backed chickadeeChestnut-backed Chickadee, looking ever perky

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3 thoughts on “In the Bleak Midwinter

  1. Just found your blog and what a delight it is! We have had an exciting winter so far as we have a lot of pelicans visiting our inner harbour and have had several rare birds on our island so a busy birding season here.

  2. Hello I am a high school student and was wondering if I could have permission to use the picture of the Anna’s Hummingbird to put on my poster for an Animal Behavior research project that I am working on. Please let me know either way and thank you for your time.

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