Every Friday on our blog, we post collections of excellent bird photos chosen from our six online galleries. Below is a list of what we've published so far. We'll update it as more "Friday Photos" are published, so come back often. Enjoy!
Birds at feeders
Photographs of hungry birds -- Baltimore Oriole, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Anna’s Hummingbird, Pyrrhuloxia, and Indigo and Painted Buntings -- at backyard feeders.
Birds eating I
Reader photos of Cedar Waxwing and Common Nighthawk in mid-air, American Oystercatcher on a sparkling beach, and Bald Eagle and Merlin with prey.
Birds eating II
Flying Swallow-tailed Kite with a frog, Verdin with a berry, Great Blue Heron with a (too-big-looking) fish, American Robin with holly berries, and American Bittern with a wriggling snake.
Birds in snow
Cassin's Finch, Red-headed Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Fox Sparrow, and Brown-capped Rosy-Finch in snowy scenes.
See how this handsome bird is patterned like a zebra and acts like a nuthatch.
Take a look at these curious birds eating, landing, and just hanging around.
Enjoy Brazilian beauties: Silver-beaked Tanager, Harpy Eagle, Blue Dacnis, Chaco Chachalaca, and White Monjita.
Five delightful and fun photos of a football-sized owl.
Super close-ups of Golden Eagle, Blue Jay, Great Egret, Green-winged Teal, and Northern Saw-whet Owl.
We can’t see enough Common Loons! These birds were photographed in British Columbia, Ontario, New York, and Wisconsin.
See reader photos of ravens finding a mate, tending to young in the nest, and foraging, and one of a rare albino.
See them flying, feeding, tending their young, loafing near lakes and rivers, and along coastlines across the continent.
View fabulous photos of Festive, Frilled, Tufted, Rufous-crested, and Black-crested Coquettes.
Take a look at these juncos landing, on interesting perches, and in the snow.
Fantastic shots of King Eider, Baikal Teal, Barrow's Goldeneye, Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, and Falcated Duck.
Great photos of geese, grebes, ibises, pelicans, and more in flocks.
Great Blue Herons
See long-legged, wide-winged Great Blue Heron up-close, in flight, foraging, and at the nest.
Compare hawks: Red-shouldered, Harris’s, Ferruginous, Swainson’s, and Cooper’s.
Excellent photos of Black-chinned, Ruby-throated, Calliope, Broad-tailed, and gleaming Rufous Hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds of the World
Birds in Tobago, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala.
Birds with genetic DNA for two different species.
See Spotted Owlet, Tawny Eagle, Long-tailed Broadbill, Painted Stork, and Oriental White-eyes.
Jays of North America
Photos of six jays: Gray, Blue, Green, and Florida and Western Scrub-Jay.
View images of Eastern, Western, Gray, Loggerhead, and Cassin's Kingbirds.
Compare Belted, Ringed, and Green Kingfishers.
Charming sparrows that can be tricky to identify.
Super photos of a boldly marked spring migrant.
Five blue beauties found in the U.S. and Canada.
See birds building and sitting in their nests, and tending to their young
Northern Cardinals in the snow
Browse photos of these birds sitting pretty trying to stay warm.
Northern Hawk Owls
Great photos of this yellow-eyed, finely barred, and very cool owl.
Red-breasted, White-breasted, Pygmy, and Brown-headed Nuthatches in flight and foraging and upside-down.
Compare vivid Bullock’s and Baltimore, dark Orchard, and yellow Hooded and Scott’s Orioles.
Five nice pictures: a closeup, a youngster waiting in the nest, and a trio of action shots: a bird foraging, another finding a perch, and a third eating a fish.
View Short-eared, Northern Saw-whet, Eastern Screech, Burrowing, and Barred Owls.
Photos of multicolored male and green female buntings.
Great photos of Band-tailed Pigeons, Red-necked Grebes, Wood Ducks, Macaroni Penguins, and Northern Cardinals.
Places to go birding
See photos of great birding spots in Montana, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Texas, and Florida.
Enjoy these images of the birds calling out.
Five great photos of Reddish Egrets fishing and spreading their wings.
View photos of male and female birds.
Take a look at shots of this delightfully pink bird with a large, flat, spatulate bill.
Savi’s Warbler, Reddish Egret, Brown Pelican, Gray Catbird, and American Coot, illuminated beautifully from behind.
Beautiful photos of Snow Buntings in Saskatchewan, Connecticut, Ontario, Illinois, and New Jersey.
Five fun photos of bright white Snowy Egrets.
The majestic owl posed and in flight, plus a great shot of its large feet.
Handsome photos of five sparrows perched, eating, and singing.
Great photos of a marsh bird found throughout North America.
Birds catching some sun: Tufted Titmouse, Anhinga, Carolina Wren, Double-crested Cormorant, and Broad-billed Hummingbird.
Five favorite swallows: Barn, Tree, Northern Rough-winged, Cliff, and Violet-green.
Compare Scarlet, Western, Summer, Hepatic, and exquisite Flame-colored Tanager.
See the differences between Brown, Long-billed, Sage, Curve-billed, and California Thrashers.
View images of Eastern, Abert's, California, Green-tailed, Canyon, and Spotted Towhees.
Compare Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings.
Ghostly albino and leucistic birds: Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Mockingbird, Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Duck, and Dark-eyed Junco.
Five great photos: on the ground, in a tree, a poult, getting ready to mate, and wandering a shoreline.
View a Red Crossbill, Black-capped Chickadee, Pine Siskin, Common Redpoll, and a White-winged Crossbill.
Reader photos of Downy, Pileated, Acorn, Gila, and American Three-toed Woodpeckers.
See great reader photos of Marsh, Cactus, Sedge, Bewick’s, and Carolina Wrens.
Bright and beautiful yellow warblers in trees and flowers.
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