Frequent Flyers

Red-winged Blackbird

Osprey; Pragmatic Mom had a great post about Osprey Migration.

Juvenile American Robin

Jet airplane

Gray Catbird; click here for interesting facts about this bird or here for a video of their mimicking ability.

Northern Cardinal

Great Black-backed Gull


Barn Swallows; click here for a few facts about this bird.

Buckeye Butterfly? click here for a butterfly themed book-list and here for a great Monarch photo.


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  1. Wow I would love to see and be able to photograph an Osprey! And that Barn Swallow picture? I’ve found they are the hardest birds to photograph because they are the fastest flyers. Also love the glassy wings on your honeybee. Love your flyer round up. Very inspiring to go out and shoot more bird pictures.

    • Thanks! Definitely lucked out with the swallow! I would love to get a good bluebird picture…

    • I have trouble too – I waste far too much time trying : ) Thanks! Isn’t that butterfly amazing?! My daughter found it. I couldn’t see it at first, so well camouflaged in the gravel.

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