The Orniphile

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Birds and Birding

Photo Gallery

All of the photographs on this page were taken with a Fujifilm digital camera. A Questar telescope was also used for many of the photos. See my Digiscoping with a Questar page to learn how I use a Questar telescope with a digital camera for nature photography. More photos of birds and insects can be seen on my Instagram feed, handle robertdhughes63.

Recent additions: Snowy Owl and Sandhill Cranes

: : Click a thumbnail to see the larger version.

Gulls & Terns

  • Franklin's Gull
  • Laughing Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Common Tern

Shorebirds

  • American Avocet
  • American Golden-Plover
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Piping Plover
  • Sanderling
  • Whimbrel
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Baird's Sandpiper
  • Baird's Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Dunlin
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Purple Sandpiper
  • Red Knot
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Long-billed Dowitcher

Songbirds

  • House Wren
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • American Pipit
  • American Robin
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Henslow's Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Dickcissel
  • House Finch
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Snow Bunting
  • Brewer's Blackbird
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Common Redpoll
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Bobolink
  • Lapland Longspur

Other Birds

  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • American Kestrel
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Pied-billed Grebe

Artsy Birds*

  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Redheads
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Ring-necked Ducks
  • Snowy Owl
  • Sandhill Cranes

Insects

  • Monarch
  • Green Darner
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Summer Azure
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Regal Fritillary
  • Viceroy

*These photos were modified in Photoshop.