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Reader submitted photos
Here are some photos submitted by readers of the For the Birds column and http://www.birdsofnewengland.com. Want to show off your work or need help with an identification? Feel free to submit your New England wildlife photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Try to keep files under or around 1 MB, thanks.) Thank you to all who have (or will) submitted photos!
Sandhill cranes in New England
Hot tub for two
Paul from Swanzey, N.H., got this shot of turkeys on his back porch after he had heard a knocking sound at the back of the house.
David Schonbrun of Concord, Massachusetts, got these great shots of a ruby-throated hummingbird.
Crowd at the hummingbird feeder
Cuckoo for New England
Blue jay bat?
Katharine from Ridgefield, CT, got this great shot of a fox with a meal in April 2020.
Arthur from Keene, N.H., got this nice shot of a goldfinch gaining its breeding plumage.
Jim from Keene got this shot of a wood duck visiting a feeder.
Bluebirds and pileateds
Raynee of Walpole, N.H., got these shots during the winter of 2019-2020
Turkey future safe for now
Tom Chabot got these terrific tanager photos in Keene, N.H.
Up close and personal
Room for rent?
Year of the Barred Owl
Visit from a Pileated
Barred owl special delivery
Snow buntings descend on N.H. yard
Barred owl Feb. 2019 I
Barred owl Feb. 2019 2
Barred owl Feb. 2019 3
Evening grosbeak irruption
Stephanie Tickner got these great shots of evening grosbeaks at her Marlow, N.H., feeding station. Evening grosbeaks are being seen throughout New England in higher-than-usual numbers in the fall and winter of 2018.
Up close and personal
Mike Stoudt of Keene, N.H., got these shots of a titmouse and junco in his backyard.
A great shot of a great blue heron
Snowy owl visit
Home building, bird style
Mr. and Mrs. Sapsucker
Barred owl with prey
Some outstanding ‘regulars’
Stranger to New England
Barred Owl pays a visit
Evening Grosbeak kind of winter
Alert Song Sparrow
Perched Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Beautiful heron shots
How many colors can you fit into a bird photo?
Unusual feeder visitor
Eagle on the water
Sharpie on the Farm
Look out below for hawks
Love those doves
Great Blue Heron in the backyard
Oh those downies
What lurks at night?
Learning to fly from a pro
Not grousing about this sighting
Wren on a wren house
Indigo Bunting experience
Colorful warbler visitor
Time for a washing
Snuggle with mom
A little color in New England
Big prey for a brave Red-tailed Hawk
What’s going to visit this feeder now?
Nice sighting at Agway
Bluebirds at the window!
Peregrine Falcon, master hunters
Bluebirds in winter
We all need to eat
A burst of color in winter
Whooo’s that on the porch?
Snow Bunting in breeding plumage
Roadside owl sighting
Mary Ellen Powell got this photo of a Barred Owl along Route 9 near Otter Brook State Park, Roxbury, NH, winter 2014-15.
Surprise visitor to feeder
Eagle over Shepaug
Woody in the berries
Hairy and Downy together
Timely for Thanksgiving
“You want a piece of me?”
Hitching a ride?
Black-crowned Night Herons in their element (title suggested by photographer, thanks)
Coyotes at play
Dinner time for this hawk
Ospreys in flight
Hummingbird on the Wing
Cormorant drying off
Thrasher. What a name for a bird.
What ate my decorative fish??
A short, squat wader.
Awesome Osprey shot by Jason Farrow in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Nice shot of Barred Owl taken by a New Hampshire resident visiting Florida:
A great shot of a welcomed visitor ..
Well, I complain every March that I have trouble finding American Woodcocks. Bob and Rosalie Boucher did not have any trouble this spring. They saw at least eight in a five-day stretch in their yard in Norwalk, Conn.
Bath time for Mourning Doves!
Ever held a Pileated Woodpecker. I sure haven’t.
Some Great Blue Herons try to stick out our New England winters. Here’s one in southern Connecticut. Or was this an early migrant?
Jeannie Merwin of Marlow, N.H., said this Barred Owl returned to her property on the same exact day as it did last year. This photo was taken in early March 2014.
Jason Farrow of Norwalk, CT, sent in this photo of an Osprey he took in the summer of 2013. He said the winter is getting long and his mind is straying to what he did last summer.
Rich Jenkins sent in this great shot of a Snowy Owl in late February 2014. The great Snowy Owl winter continues!
Carl Cederstav of Norwalk, CT, sent in this photo of a red-morph Eastern Screech Owl that was under his deck.
A telltale sign of a Pileated Woodpecker.
Last week a reader submitted photos of a Barred Owl that they saw out a window in Fitzwilliam, N.H. This week, over in Hinsdale, N.H., a reader submitted photos of a Snowy Owl perched in a tree outside their window. How cool would that be?
What is that out the window?
Lots of robins. A few are pictured in this photo by Ginny Tyburski of Norwalk, Conn., but she said the holly bushes were filled with robins on this winter day.
A towhee in the snow.
Who doesn’t heart chickadees?
Here’s a reader’s first bird of 2014! Thanks for sharing.
Bright green birds in New England? Yes, Monk Parakeets may be found along coastal Connecticut.
Here are a few Pileated Woodpeckers taken in Nov. 2013 by Jacqueline Gorgues of Keene, N.H.