Explore Mute Swan, Swans, and more!

-- He even displayed this iconic pose (which is actually a threat pose), right after he charged at my friend and me (from clear across the pond)! Breeding season sure brings out the fiercest side of birds!

American Crow, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

My dear sensitive and appreciative brother kindly requested that I "pin" this crow (roll eyes.

Lávame, y estaré más blanco que la nieve.

Recovering Sinners & the Power to Not to Sin - Flowing Faith

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) - photo by Ralph Hocken

White ibis  (saw my 1st one in Chinco teague, Virginia, have also seen in Florida)

Visit the "Cayo Culebra" (nesting site for fregate birds, cormorants and pelicans)

Piping Plover. An endangered species! Less than 10,000 living worldwide. The most adorable of the shorebirds, and the sweetest. They do wing flight displays while peeping. I've seen about 20 in my life, including 1 baby, all in Ocean City and Cape May. At least one each year except 2015.

Piping Plover. An endangered species! Less than 10,000 living worldwide. The most adorable of the shorebirds, and the sweetest. They do wing flight displays while peeping. I've seen about 20 in my life, including 1 baby, all in Ocean City and Cape May. At least one each year except 2015.

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Male northern cardinal bird in winter snow storm on branch of red berries - Angry bird!

Mallard

mallard, duck, Anas platyrhynchos, Birds of Northern Virginia, as described by the Prince William Conservation Alliance

Bufflehead. Saw these guys at Santa's Village in Boonton NJ. Super cute.

The bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala

Bufflehead drake (Bucephala albeola) breeds in ponds and small lakes of Canada and winters in the United States

Bufflehead drake (Bucephala albeola) by Seetharam Maddali - breeds in ponds and small lakes of Canada and winters in the United States

Greater White-fronted Goose - Montana, North Dakota, California

Greater White-fronted Goose (Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, CA;

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew (Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, CA; -- such a long bill!

Wood Duck (Juvenile) (Lackawanna State Park; 8/11/13) - Didn't see the gorgeous plumage of the adult male  (I saw three juveniles), but I saw Wood Ducks, nonetheless!  And here's something AMAZING about them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3vCUyENpmM Update:  (4/1/14) Today I finally saw an adult male!  Two of them!

Wood Duck (Juvenile) (Lackawanna State Park; 8/11/13) - Didn't see the gorgeous plumage of the adult male (I saw three juveniles), but I saw Wood Ducks, nonetheless! And here's something AMAZING about them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3vCUyENpmM Update: (4/1/14) Today I finally saw an adult male! Two of them!

# Tricolored Heron (Photo by Greg Peterson) Birds in Aruba + birdwatching

Tricolored Heron (Photo by Greg Peterson) Birds in Aruba + birdwatching of Prey

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