Category: Birds

European Starling

(Sturnus vulgaris) Indiana, USA – November 2020 Originally native to Eurasia, starlings have been introduced to many other parts of the world and are considered one of the…

Cooper’s Hawk

(Accipiter cooperii) Indiana, USA – February 2022 Cooper’s hawk is native to North America, and its range extends from Canada across the United States to Mexico. In the…

Among Vultures

Indiana, USA – November 2021 Vultures are very social birds that like to congregate in large, bare trees. The large turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) with the red heads…

Downy Woodpecker II

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – July 2020 In a previous post, I had shown photos of a Downy Woodpecker raising a young bird. Unfortunately, the birds were quite…

Cat Bird

(Dumetella carolinensis) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Mockingbirds, native to North America, are known for imitating sounds foreign to their species and incorporating them into their song. The…

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius) Indiana, USA – June 2020 In North America, the American Robin is what the blackbird is in Europe. It has a similar appearance, similar behavior, is…

Raven

(Corvus corax) Arizona, USA – July 2017 An impressive appearance is this raven in the desert of Arizona. Of course he knows exactly where the tourists stop and…

Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis cardinalis) Indiana, USA – June 2020 The probably most striking bird in North America is the Northern Cardinal with its bright red plumage. The female is much…

Downy Woodpecker

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – May 2020 The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America and grows to about the size of a sparrow. It gets…