All  Photographs by David lilly

Upside Down Nuthatch

A while back I wrote an article about the White-breasted nuthatch. in the article I talked about how the nuthatch is upside down for ninety percent of the time, just like the photo to the right.

I was photographing this nuthatch and was lucky to get its wings open. They are very fast, if you blink they are gone.

I consider myself lucky to get this photo.

Nikon d 500 with a Nikon 200 - 500mm lens.

Colourful Rock Pigeon

The Rock pigeon is a colourful bird in the right light.

Photographing the bird in the snow in a way to isolate it against the snow was a bonus. They are not easy to photograph as they spook easily.

Nikon D 500 with a Nikon 500mm pf lens

The two photos of the Juvenile Bald Eagle was photographed on the Ice on the Saint John River just south of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

When I first saw the Eagle it was standing on the ice in the river. I sort of was trying to sneak up on it I knew it would be spooked if I got to close. So, I Looked for a clear opening in the tree line and waited. I was ready and the two photos to the right are the result of my effort.

A young Bald eagle, also known as an eaglet, typically has brown feathers with some white mottling. As they mature, their distinctive white head and tail feathers develop, along with a yellow beak and talons.


Juvenile Bald eagles usually attain their adult plumage by the age of four or five years old. Until then, they undergo various stages of molting and growth. Bald eagles are known for their majestic appearance and are symbols of strength and freedom in many cultures, particularly in North America, where they are the national bird of the United States.

They are regularly seen along the Saint John River.

Nikon D 500 with a Nikon 500mm pf lens

Latest Bird Photos

Imature Bald Eagle

Dark-eyed junco

The dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) is a small songbird native to North America. It belongs to the family Emberizidae, which also includes sparrows, towhees, and buntings. Dark-eyed juncos are commonly found throughout the continent, particularly in forests, woodlands, and suburban areas. They are known for their distinctive plumage variations across different geographic regions.

These birds have a rounded body shape with short, stout bills, and they typically measure around 5 to 6 inches in length. Dark-eyed juncos exhibit sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females have different plumage patterns. However, both genders generally have a gray or brownish-gray body with white underparts and outer tail feathers. The plumage variations are most apparent in the head and upperparts.

One of the most striking features of dark-eyed juncos is their behavior during winter. They are often seen foraging on the ground in flocks, especially in snowy or colder climates. Dark-eyed juncos primarily feed on seeds, insects, and occasionally berries. During the breeding season, they nest in shrubs or on the ground, constructing cup-shaped nests from grasses, twigs, and moss.

Overall, dark-eyed juncos are a familiar sight to birdwatchers across North America, known for their adaptable nature and distinct appearance. They are also popular subjects for scientific research, particularly regarding their behavior and ecology.

Nikon D 500 with a Nikon 200 - 500mm lens