Best Bird Photos of 2019

Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja

 

Time may be infinite, but our small slice of it is not.  Tempus fugit.  So yet again it’s time to submit these best-of-year photos and wrap up another memorable 12 months of birding.  Each shot has a back story, but this year I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.  Hope you enjoy them.

Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus

Wood Duck, Aix sponsa

Green Heron, Butorides virescens

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus

White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis

Eastern Screech-Owl, Megascops asio (I believe Andy took this shot while I expertly held the light)

Black Skimmers & Sandwich Terns, Rynchops niger & Sterna sandvicensis

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway

Tree Swallows (juvenile), Tachycineta bicolor

Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis

Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens

Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon

Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

Great Horned Owls (juvenile), Bubo virginianus

 

I can’t help but wonder where all these birds are today.  Their slice of time is even smaller than ours.  Best wishes for the holidays, Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas to all.