This family of Common Mergansers will have to grow quickly to survive.
The Tufted Puffin, the second most photographed bird in Alaska.
My Good Side
Tuffted Puffin Swimming
I said NO!
Pelicans stopping by for a snack during migration.
Great White Bird
Rufus hummingbird hovers around the garden
Early Bird and Worm
A red red robin bob bob bobbin along.
Common Murre in for a landing; flying at 50mph and diving deeper than 500 ft these birds are perfect for their habitat.
Peregrine falcon, living on an island that thousands of other birds nest on. This provides an abundance of food for the nesting pair.
A redwing blackbird takes flight.
A banded king fisher.
A little bashful, this Marbled Godwit poses along the shoreline.
Drop Off In The Rain
Mother barn swallow focusing in to hit the target.
A raven, the North America's largest songbird.
Gravity of Flight
A Pigeon Guillemot gets a running start to flight.
Love at first bite
The female tern waits on a post for the male to drop off snacks.
Ocean Not Big Enough
Common Murres gather in the thousands to cool themselves on a hot day.
Horned Puffins begin the nesting process by finding a suitable site.
Already in breeding plumage a Red-faced Cormorant stands guard at the entrance to a cave.
Beautiful striking features of these rare birds, as they nest on an ocean front cliff-side.
At home in the alpine as in urban areas this little Junco waits for a crumb.
A proud mother watches over her young.
Beautiful ripples reflect outward as a guillemot returns to the surface.
Pine Grosbeak (Male)
A male Grosbeak perches on a tree.
Pine Grosbeak (Female)
Finally able to get a drink, as the snow melts on a summit in Colorado.
Early light shines on the back of a Downy Woodpecker near Anchorage.
Receding ice brings the water birds as spring arrives.
Not know for their intelligence, Ptarmigan often frequent the roadside.
After a good mating, it's time to celebrate!
Alone on the pond
A lone female Goldeneye is alone with her reflection.
Chicken of the woods
Roosting chicken in an alder tree.
Sitka Rose Perch
Death from Above
A Kingfisher observes unsuspecting fish, waiting for the moment to plunge in and catch dinner.
A swan emerges from the shadows.
I've got a secret.
A female Black Oystercatcher holds still despite people walking near her nest.
A male Black Oystercatcher attempting to nap.
The semipalmated plover almost disappears when it holds still.
Captured in a mist net this is the first of this species in the banding study.
Let me Go!
A dark eyed Junco is captured and let go after being banded, weighed, and evaluated.
Striking bird found in the western continential US.