Birds - Paul Sikorski

For Yer Wall Birds

  • After Diving for a Fish 2

    An Osprey coming up out of the water after diving for fish. It did not catch the fish.

  • The Dipper

    A Great Egret dips into the muddy water of a shallow pond for food.

  • Up and Away

    Flock of Canadian Geese take off.

  • The Fish Hawk

    An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) comes up out of the water after catching a fish. Photographed in the spring of 2017.

  • The Fisherman

    Portrait of a Snowy Egret feeding in a salt marsh.

  • Great Egret Portrait 1

    Great Egret (Ardea alba)

  • Two Mute Swans In Flight (Wings Down)

    I was standing on top of a tall sand dune overlooking a nature preserve. I saw these two Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) off in the distance heading straight for me and the open ocean. Nothing like being in the right place at the right time.

  • Canada Geese Family One

    This is one of two new Canada Geese families I found at the salt marsh today. Parents usually lead their goslings in a line with one adult in front and the other at the rear.

  • Canada Goose Takeoff

    Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).

  • Mallard

    A Mallard duck stands in the backwater of salt marsh.

  • Balance

    Female Red-winged Blackbird just landed on a Common Reed in a salt marsh. The reed is swinging back and forth like a pendulum. The bird appears to spread its wings for balance as the reed stabilizes.

  • Sparrow on a Rock

    Savannah Sparrow perches on a rock overlooking the ocean.

  • Natural Symmetry

    I spotted these 3 Common Terns standing on a mudflat. They were motionless, in a straight line, equidistant from one another and all looking in the same direction. It was great natural symmetry.

  • Six Pack

    Six Brants fly along the shoreline.

  • Sanderling

    Sanderling feeding on the beach.

  • Osprey Catches Fish

    After catching a fish, an Osprey heads back to its nest.

  • Straight as an Arrow

    Five Canadian Geese maintain a level flying formation as they land in a salt marsh.

  • Snowy Egret At The Salt Marsh

    A Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) wades through a salt marsh looking for small fish.

  • Osprey 180

    This Osprey had just made a dive into the water for a fish. It is making a low 180 degree turn after coming up out of the water.

  • After Diving for a Fish 2 (Vertical)

    An Osprey coming up out of the water after diving for fish. It did not catch the fish.

  • Very Busy Osprey 2018

    The Ospreys and many other birds are back at the salt marsh for another high activity season of building nests, mating, fishing and fighting over food and territory. This Osprey is circling the salt marsh looking for a fish for his mate.

  • Angel Wings

    Snowy Egret juveniles are fun to photograph. They are very active and provide great action shots like displaying perfect angel wings.

  • Great Colorful Egret Takeoff

    ©2018 Paul Sikorski I was walking through the woods along the perimeter of a salt marsh and happened to look through the trees and spotted this Great Egret (Ardea alba) standing in the water against this colorful background. Luckily, there was enough unobstructed space through the trees for a clear shot. I shot a few frames of the egret struting around and captured this image when it decided to takeoff.

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