Thursday, November 13

Northern Cardinal with a Bald Head

Caledonia Wisconsin

"In fall, we receive many inquiries about bald birds, especially Northern Cardinals and Blue Jays. In late summer and fall, when a bird molts, it usually grows and replaces all its feathers gradually, but occasionally a bird loses all the feathers on its head at once. The result is a very strange looking bald bird! Don’t worry--usually the feathers grow back just fine."
-Cornell's All About Birds

This fella did get his feathers back, but took a few months, his female stayed with him the whole time. Happy ending

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Wednesday, November 12

Friday, November 7

Dark-Eyed Junco

Petrifying Springs, Kenosha Wisconsin
The dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) is the best-known species of the juncos, a genus of small grayish American sparrows. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic. It is a very variable species, much like the related fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), and its systematics are still not completely untangled.
-wiki

Shot with a Canon 7Dmk II at ISO 2500,  F7.1 at 1/800sec

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Thursday, November 6

Northern Cardinal in the Park

Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha Wisconsin
 The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.
-wiki

Shot with the new Canon Eos 7D mk II, ISO 1600 in JPEG(ugh, still waiting on Adobe RAW codec) and the 300mm f/2.8 L with a 1.4 TC.

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Monday, November 3

Blue Jay in Profile

Caledonia Wisconsin
The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.
-wiki

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