Last Birds of 2014

Mock Rock NY_edited-2

Northern Mockingbird

Hope your 2015 is off to a wondrous start. I was going to do “12 Birds of Christmas,” a bird a day, beginning with December 26th and ending on Epihany, January 6, but it was just too freaking cold here in Phoenix on 12/31 and 1/1 so that idea was abandoned. Maybe next year. But here are some photos taken the last few days of December 2014.

Black Phoebe 12.27.14

Black Phoebe

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Verdin 12.26.14



Orange-Crowned Warbler next to Verdin

Mock 12.28.14

Northern Mockingbird

Flicker Male

Gilded Flicker, male

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Great Egret 12.30.14

Great Egret

GBH 2 12.30.14

Great Blue Heron

GBH Crouch 12.30.14

GBH 12.30.14

Canada Geese_edited-1

Canada Geese



Canvasback 2

Canvasback, female


I don’t even like to show such poor quality photos but these birds were all “lifers” for me. I saw them better with my binoculars but just couldn’t get good shots.

Common Mergansers

Common Mergansers

Shoveler 2_edited-1

Northern Shoveler, male

Shovelers Both_edited-1

Northern Shovelers, male and female


Bald Eagle, Juvenile, 2nd Year

I hope to have many more birds in 2015, maybe a Big Year!

9 thoughts on “Last Birds of 2014

  1. You have a marvelous variety of birds. I enjoy the bird pictures including those which you are less happy about. You do a good job of series creation.
    I hope you have great success in 2015 with your bird images.


  2. Gorgeous images. I have made a ” bird bar” on our porch by the kitchen window several birdfeeders are filled. So the birdies can belie up to the bar- so fun to see all the wild life. Wishing you a happy healthy new year!


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