Category: Bird Introductions

Bird Introductions – Brown-headed Cowbird

This is a common Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) I post this picture to reinforce the fact that to me, ALL birds are special and important and worthy of photographing (and watching._ I realize that the poor old male cowbird here won't get the kind of love an eagle will. But I want to share my love of birds as well as my love of bird photography (they are two separate but equal passions with me) in the hopes that I can get others interested in birds.

Brown Headed Cowbird Photo by Scott Bourne

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Bird Introductions – Marsh Wren

The marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris) can best be described as pugnacious. They are very common in the northwest but yet, tough to photograph because they are very busy - unless and until they find a reed in a marsh where they call home and then they will sit and sing - for up to 20 minutes at a time - all day - and even all night.

Marsh wren photo by Scott Bourne

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Don’t Diss The Pigeon

While pigeons are incredibly common, don’t be fooled. They are very special birds. If you get up close to one, you’ll notice their beautiful colors and you might recognize them from some of the various roles that they play in our society. Here are seven cool pigeon facts… 1. You’ve heard of homing pigeons –…

Pigeon Photograph by Scott Bourne

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