Backyard visitors in January

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Starlings resting on my dock.

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I always have doves on my feeder.

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The hooded merganser couple hanging out in the channel behind our house.

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This great egret was walking around the front yard.

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Recently we’ve been seeing an otter swimming around the channel behind our house. We’ve lived here almost 9 years and this is the first time we’ve seen one here. I keep catching him leaving the channel so all I have are back of the head shots.

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I found this lone female lesser scaup swimming in a small pond at the entrance to our neighborhood. All we’ve ever had in that pond are mallards so it was weird to see her there alone.

Some of the visitors to my neighborhood recently. All shots except for the last one were taken through the windows.

12 thoughts on “Backyard visitors in January

  1. The hoode Mergansers are nice but I just love starlings! I love their color. I have only been able to capture one. I keep looking but so far I have only found one in this area. Great shots…thanks for sharing these beauties with us!

  2. Hello Dina, nice to meet you 🙂 I would LOVE to have an egret walking on my front lawn! But that’s not going to happen as long as I live in the land of ice and snow. I look forward to following your blog 🙂

  3. Hello Dina–I’ve admired your birds as well as your daily stream of productive image making for a long time now. I also have a request–would you, unless you don’t care to do it, share your settings and your choice of lenses with us? I am an ardent but still inept birder but trying hard to master the art and the science of this very challenging but immensely satisfying undertaking,
    Keep posting your amazing images and thank you. CM

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