hopefully I'm not jinxing it.
These are random pics that didn't quite fight through the all-Costa Rica all-the-time blitz I was on for 6 weeks. It was a good blitz.
Probably my best ever birds-in-a-snowstorm pic, Hooded Mergs from last week...
About a month ago Rhoda and I were walking Warren Dunes not expecting much. A Sharpie was mildly interesting. Then we watched it fly up to a tree trunk and rip a Red-headed Woodpecker off the trunk. It disappeared over an edge and I started sprinting through 2 feet of snow following the screams. I overshot it and it kicked away.
A surviving Red-headed from the same walk.
These are pics from just your average mid-March blizzard.
Finally a Red-throated Loon and White-winged Scotor that didn't make the cut in the Long-tailed Duck post...