Five On The Wing – #14


How about some more birds in flight?  Here’s another of my series of five birds in flight, all captured this past July in Montana.


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Cliff Swallow


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Eurasian Collared-Dove


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White Pelican


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Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)


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Black-billed Magpie


45 thoughts on “Five On The Wing – #14

  1. Wonderful series (I’m always impressed that you can get flight pics with such clarity.) I echo those above who loved the Northern Flicker. I have lots of pics of them on the ground, but never really knew what their wings in flight looked like.

  2. I always love your birds in flight. I think my favorite is the flicker, but all of them are great. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you, Barbara! We actually have two magpie species in the U.S., both out west. There’s also a Yellow-billed Magpie, I’ll probably never get to see that one. ๐Ÿ˜•

    • Thank you, Simon! I’m trying to dabble with B&W processing, but it’s so hard for me. I love showing birds’ colors, but it does work so very well with a White Pelican! You’re comment on it made me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Every single one is great, but I think I like the Flicker best! My late husband, an Oregon native, used to call them ‘mountain robins’… it took awhile to identify it according to the guide books. I’ve loved them ever since.

    • Thank you, Gunta! Flickers are fascinating, I wish I’d see them more often and work on them in flight, so amazing! I get the ‘mountain robin’ nickname, they mimic one on the ground as well as that flash of red! ๐Ÿ™‚

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