I’m just learning to appreciate how many fascinating birds show up in Fairfield Glade. So this page combines a passion for Photography with a growing appreciation for Birding. Project Feederwatch offers an ID poster you can download. Or go to Audubon for excellent reference.

On my page below, you can click on the bird’s name to open the Audubon reference for that bird species. The GPS link shows a map where the photo was taken.

Some Birds I can’t identify. Can you help? Look here.

American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch in Yellow Plumage ♂ (Spinus tristis )

07 Apr 2018

American Goldfinch

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6@300mm f5.6, 1/320, ISO 1000, Handheld 

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

American Goldfinch two weeks earlier in season in Winter Plumage ♂ (Spinus tristis )

24 Mar 2019

American Goldfinch

Nikon D850, Sigma 150-600 f5-f6.3@600mm f6.3, 1/640, ISO 250, Handheld 

Mourning Dove ♀♂ (Zenaida macroura)

Took this picture in the shade. When we get some sun, the foto will have richer colors.

07 Feb 2019

Mourning Dove

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6@300mm f8, 1/320, ISO 1600, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Cooper's Hawk ♂ (Accipiter cooperii)

26 Mar 2018

Cooper’s Hawk

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6@270mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 450, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Red-Tailed Hawk ♂ (Buteo jamaicensis )

25 Mar 2018

Red-Tailed Hawk

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @270mm f 10, 1/400, ISO 64, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Rose-breasted Grosbeak ♂ (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak ♀

29 Apr 2018

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @70mm f 5.0, 1/100, ISO 64, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

A Murder of Crows: I was alerted by a few Calls, and looked outside to see about 11 birds gathering in the tree tops. They sat there quietly for 10 min before flying off as suddenly as they arrived. Foto was taken at midday on a gloomy and dark February.

10 Feb 2019

American Crow

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @122mm f 7.1, 1/200, ISO 64, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Tufted Titmouse ♂ (Baeolophus bicolor)

16 Nov 2018

Tufted Titmouse

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 250, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Eastern Bluebird ♀ (Sialia sialis)
Eastern Bluebird ♂ (Sialia sialis)

16 Nov 2018

Eastern Bluebird

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 720, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Northern Cardinal ♂ (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Northern Cardinal ♀ (Cardinalis cardinalis)

21 Feb 2019

Northern Cardinal

Nikon D850, Sigma 150-600mm f5.0-f6.3 @600mm, 1/640sec at f6.3, ISO 1800, Tripod

GPS 36°1’25.74″ N 84°52’37.854″ W

White-breasted Nuthatch ♂ (Sitta carolinensis)

16 Nov 2018

White-breasted Nuthatch

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 560, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

Black-capped Chickadee ? (Poecile atricapillus)

21 Feb 2019

Black-Capped Chickadee

Nikon D850, Sigma 150-600mm f5.0-f6.3 @400mm, 1/400sec at f6.0, ISO 900, Tripod

GPS 36°1’25.714″ N 84°52’37.854″ W

Northern Flicker ♂ (Colaptes auratus)

The male has a black band on his throat. The camouflage works so well that from 30′ feet away he was hard to see.

29 Mar 2018

Northern Flicker

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @70mm f 7.1, 1/320, ISO 500, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.49″ N 84°52’37.878″ W

American Robin ♂ (Turdus migratorius)

29 Mar 2018

American Robin

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @70mm f 7.1, 1/320, ISO 500, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.49″ N 84°52’37.878″ W

American Robin ♂ (Turdus migratorius) Giving me the Stare Down

24 Mar 2019

American Robin

Nikon D850, Sigma 150-600 f5-f6.3@600mm f6.3, 1/640, ISO 400, Handheld 

GPS 36°1’26.3″ N 84°52’38.0″ W

Blue Jay ♂ (Cyanocitta cristata) Getting a drink of water.

24 Mar 2019

Blue Jay

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6@300mm f5.6, 1/320, ISO 1250, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.3″ N 84°52’38.0″ W

Notes: I was told Blue Jays liked peanuts. So I added some to the feeder and not 30 min later this guy appeared. How did he know???

Unknown Birds

I’m having trouble identifying these guys. If you can help, email me

What bird is this?

04 Oct 2018

Unknown

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 1800, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

What bird is this? Maybe a Pine Siskin?

14 Mar 2018

Unknown

Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/320, ISO 250, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

What bird is this? Similar to above but with different head markings.

15 Mar 2014

Unknown

Nikon D300, Nikkor DX 18-200mm f3.5-f5.6 @300mm f 5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W

What bird is this?

26 Feb 2019

Unknown

Nikon D300, Sigma 150-600 f5-f6.3@600mm f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 720, Handheld

GPS 36°1’26.261″ N 84°52’38.04″ W