Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Birds

Halloween Feeder Birds

I decided to have a little fun this month and post photos of familiar birds with spooky sounding names. I am already in the Halloween "spirit," and thought this might help you to feel that way as well. I have numbered each photo and will post the correct species name in a list at the end. See how many you can get right as you scroll through the post and read the ghostly names I have given them! Have fun!

1. Black and orange Halloween Bird

2. Casper the Friendly Ghost Bird (seen at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson.)

3. Magnificent Horned Dragonbird

4. Pink-legged Spiderbird

5. Wart-faced Witch Duck (this bird has no need for a Halloween mask: it was born with one!)

6. Red-faced Corpse Bird

7. Blood-brained Swamp Diver

8. Black-crowned Night Hunter

9. Hairy-horned Dinosaur Bird

10. Green-necked Nightmare Stalker

11. Phantom of Mere Point (this birds appears out of the mist and fog, then vanishes again)

12. Haunting What What Bird (this bird drives you crazy by always asking, "What? What?)

13. White-faced Night Screamer (one scream from this bird will send chills down your spine!)

14. Molten Fire Shovelers

Happy Halloween!

15. Marsh Banshee Bird
  1. Black-headed Grosbeak-Tucson, AZ
  2. Leuchistic Vermilion Flycatcher-Tucson, AZ
  3. Double-crested Cormorant-Tucson
  4. Black-necked Stilt-Gilbert Water Ranch, Phoenix
  5. Turkey Vulture-Tucson, AZ
  6. Muscovey Duck-Tucson, AZ
  7. American Coot-Phoenix
  8. Black-crowned Night Heron-Tucson
  9. Wild Turkey, Madera Canyon-Green Valley, AZ
  10. Green Heron-Phoenix, AZ
  11. Great Blue Heron-Brunswick, Maine
  12. Phainopepla, Tucson, AZ
  13. Barn Owl, The Salton Sea-California
  14. Northern Shovelers-Tucson
  15. Snowy Egret, Scarborough Marsh-Maine
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  1. Beautiful and varied images .. Regards from Madrid ..

  2. Very creative! Cute shots.

  3. Such a fun Halloween themed post, Kathie! Love the spooky names you came up with. So very creative! I was stumped by the leucistic Vermilion Flycatcher (quite a sight!). Very enjoyable post, as always!

    1. Julie, I am glad you enjoyed it! And...I had to have at least one difficult I.D. for everyone!

  4. i am always a fan of vultures. they are so cool to me. i am not sure others agree though??!
    #5 is too cool as well ... now if only that look was cool for us humans. thanks, for stopping by my blog today. have a great week. take care. ( :

    1. Beth, I have many friends whose favorite bird is the vulture, so you are not alone...just in a rare group!

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  6. I always love to see birds. All of your birds are fantastic, especially the white bird in the third photo is my favorite! The figure with its red bill and the eye looking up in the beautiful air is graceful.

    My first comment was deleted due to my misspell.

    1. Tomoko, I am so glad you like the birds. I am also glad you enjoyed my photos. Do not worry about the misspelling. Thank you fro commenting!