Yellow Headed Blackbird

This is a female yellow-headed blackbird. While the male has a very striking yellow head (see my post from May 31st here), the female doesn't have as much yellow in its head. Maralee

Cinnamon Teal Duck

Within the United States, the Cinnamon Teal Duck is strictly a western duck. This was a first sighting for me, although the migration map of the cinnamon teal shows that I live in a common breeding area. I guess I haven't been looking in the right places. It has a fairly large bill which has …

Snowy Egret

The snowy egret is a beautiful medium-sized white heron. In the 19th century, the birds were slaughtered for their plumes, but with protection they recovered fairly rapidly. Maralee

Turkey Vulture

We saw plenty of turkey vultures on our trip to the Klamath Basin. They're beautiful in flight, but they aren't very good looking birds close up. Maralee