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John's Nature Photos

   Ongoing Local Photography    Our Backyard Local Hotspots Birds of the World  johnsmckean@att.net
Chronological Trips 
 Virgin Islands 2010 July  Outer Banks, NC 7/2010  Colorado & N Mex 3/2010 Bonaire 2/10 Long Caye, Belize 1/10  Florida Keys 11/09  Cozumel/Yucatan 7-8/09 
Nesting RS Hawk 5-6/09   Italy 5/09  Utah 4/09  Panama-Birds  3/09  Panama-Hummingbirds 3/09  Panama-Wildlife 2/09
Raptor Migration 1/09  Cozumel, Mex. Birds 11/08  Cozumel, Mex. Underwater  France 10-08  Nevada 10/08
 
Costa Rica Birds 6/08  Costa Rica Hummingbirds 6/08  Costa Rica Wildlife 6/08  Costa Rica Underwater 6/08
Peregrine Falcons 5/08  Magee Marsh 5/08  Colorado 4/08 March Migration 3/08  Killdeer - Ohio 2/08
 Sweden Birds 2/08  Bonaire Birds 2/08  Bonaire Underwater 2/08  Fiji-Birds 11/07  Fiji Underwater 11/07
 Australia Sydney 11/07  Australia-Hawkesbury 11/07 Point Reyes, Ca. 8/07  North Dakota 7/07  Los Cabos, Mex. 6/07
 Dominica 2/07  Homosassa Springs, FL 11/06  Whitsunday, Australia 6/06  Australia 5/06  Land Between the Lakes, KY 4/06
 Grand Teton, Wyoming 2/06  Grand Turk 11/05  Grand Turk 2/05  Africa 1/88  Galapagos 11/83
 Each image is legally protected by U.S. & International copyright laws and may NOT be used for reproduction in any manner without the explicit authorization of John McKean
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Our Backyard... literally 


Monarch Butterfly


Red-tailed Hawk (Ohio)



Barn Owls (Hillsboro, Ohio)

Barn Owl Sounds


Tiger Swallowtail


Cowbird


Great Blue Heron


Barred Owl

 


Still down to 2 on 6/20/10 from 9 on 5/2/10


Great Blue Heron


American Goldfinch


Carolina Wren


Pileated Woodpecker   juv.


Red-Bellied Woodpecker 


Down to 2 on 6/10/10 from 9 on 5/2/10


First sign of the new Barred Owl chick/s

 


Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)


Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)


Great Blue Heron


Mallard chick


Four of nine remaining 18 days later...



American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

 


Bobolink (Old Stage Coach Road)


Mallard Click


 

 


Hairy Woodpecker


Eastern Towhee


White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

 


Chipping Sparrow

 


Downy Woodpecker

 


Blue Jay

 


Wood duck 

 


Wood duck 

 


Mallards 

 


Red-shouldered Hawk


Chipping Sparrow

 


Turkey Vulture


Chipping Sparrow



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)


 

 


American Coot (Brookville lake)

 


Belted Kingfisher 

 

Kingfisher mating ritual....3-/9/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Red-shouldered Hawk pair shortly after mating (3/4/10) - on right.


Red-Shouldered Hawk 


Bird food eater...


Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

 


Northern Flicker


Mockingbird

 


Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus)


Brown Creeper


Eastern Towhee 


Song Sparrow


Brown Creeper


Northern Flicker


Pileated Woodpecker  juv


Coopers


a wet Barred owl...


Barred owl juv waiting for food...


One of the 3 Barred Owl Juvs calling out to the Adult during the early morning hunt


Parent out looking for food

Click to Play Classic Barred Owl Call

 


Belted Kingfisher

 


Adult hunting as 3 nearby juvs continuously call out for food


2 of 3 Barred Owl juvs following Adult around the hunting grounds

Play Chicks call for Food


Barred Owl... wet from diving for crayfish for the juvs


Barred Owl out hunting crayfish for 3 Barred owl juvs

 


Baltimore Oriole 

 


Swainson's Thrush

 


Red-shouldered Hawk feeding 3 newly hatched chicks

See full sequence here http://www.mvhunt.net/johnnature-nestingrshawks.htm

 

 


Gray-cheeked Thrush

 


Yellow-rumped Warbler

 


Taking turns on Nest Duty


Red-shouldered Hawk 

 


Carolina Chickadee

 


House Wren

 


Carolina Chickadee

 


House Wren

 

 


Red-shouldered Hawk

 


American Goldfinch 

 


Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
 


Pileated Woodpecker 

 


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 

 


Eastern Towhee 

 


Pileated Woodpecker 

 


Cardinal


Eastern Towhee 


 

 


Hairy Woodpecker 

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker

 


Pileated Woodpecker

 


Pine Siskin

 


Carolina Chickadee

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


Carolina Chickadee

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


Carolina Chickadee

 


Junco

 


Brown Creeper

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker

 


Carolina Wren

 


Goldfinch drinking from icicle

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker

 


White-breasted Nuthatch

 


Cardinal

 


Cardinal

 


Pine Siskin

 


Cardinal 


Cardinal 

 


White-breasted Nuthatch

 


American Tree Sparrow

 


Junco

 


Hairy Woodpecker 

 


Bird food-eating Squirrel

 


Common Redpoll



 

 

 


Sharp-shinned Hawk (immature)

 


Cooper's Hawk


 

 

Birds congregating around our stream on one very cold day (6 F) in mid-Jan....


American Robin

 


Song Sparrow

 


Eastern Bluebird 

 


Eastern Bluebirds  ♀ & ♂



American Robin and Eastern Bluebird

 


Eastern Bluebird 


Eastern Bluebird 

 


American Goldfinch

 


Song Sparrow

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


Junco

 


Cardinal 

 


Fox Sparrow

 


Junco

 


American Robins

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker 

 


American Goldfinch

 


Pileated Woodpecker 

 


Morning Dove

 


American Tree Sparrow

 


Pileated Woodpecker

 


Cooper's Hawk


Carolina Wren

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

 


Yellow-throated Warbler

 


Barred Owl
 


Barred Owl

 


Belted Kingfisher

 


Belted Kingfisher

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

 


3 Baby Chipmunks

 


Red-shouldered Hawk  ♀  (nesting)

 


Belted Kingfisher 

 


Red-shouldered Hawks (mating pair)

 


Pileated Woodpecker 

 


Eastern Towhee 

 


Eastern Towhee 

 


Fox Sparrow

 


Red-winged Blackbird 

 


Common Grackle 



Cardinal 

 


Mourning Dove

 


Blue Jay

 


Cooper's Hawk (juv.)


Cooper's Hawk (juv.)

 


Downy Woodpecker

 


Brown Creeper


White-breasted Nuthatch

 


Pileated Woodpecker

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


Pileated Woodpecker

 


White-throated Sparrow

 


White-breasted Nuthatch

 


Northern Cardinal  ♂

 


Northern Cardinal  ♂

 


Pileated Woodpecker

 


Cooper's Hawk

 

Cedar Waxwings come to Marshfield (80' up in the Sycamore Trees)


Cedar Waxwing

 


American Goldfinch (Fledging)

 

Gloucester, Mass.


Monarch

 

Butterflies at Marshfield


Spicebush Swallowtail


Tiger Swallowtail



Tiger Swallowtail

 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form)

 


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form) ♀

 


Barred Owl


Ruby-throated Hummingbird


American Goldfinch


Red-shouldered Hawk


Belted Kingfisher 


Eastern Bluebird


Young Pileated Woodpecker


 

 

This beautiful Barred Owl (4' wingspan) had eluded my camera at Marshfield for 2 years...


Barred Owl


Pileated Woodpecker


Eastern Screech Owl - reddish-brown phase


Eastern Screech Owl - gray phase


Cooper's Hawk


Red-Shouldered Hawk


Black Rat Snake


Turkey Vulture

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird   

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird ♀

 


Black Rat Snake

 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird   

 


Black Rat Snake


Red-shouldered Hawk

 


Predatory reduviid bug in its nymphal stage on back of a Rat Snake


Ruby-throated Hummingbird   

 


Carolina Wren Chicks

 


Red-shouldered Hawk

 


Tufted Titmouse

 


Belted Kingfisher 

 


American Gold Finch  ♂


Featured on Birds & Blooms/Chase Credit Card

 


Tufted Titmouse

 


Downy Woodpecker 

 


White-breasted Nuthatch 

 


American Goldfinch

 


Wood Duck 

 


Northern Flicker


Tufted Titmouse


Northern Flicker


Carolina Wren


Tufted Titmouse

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker 

 


America Goldfinch 

 


Carolina Wren

 


Woodpecker 

 


Tufted Titmouse

 


Red-bellied Woodpecker