Author Archives: Joe Sweeney

About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.

At the Bath

This week’s photo, taken October 15, 2017 from our bedroom window in Northeast Seattle, WA, features a CEDAR WAXWING at one of our backyard bird baths. It’s that time of year to remind you that my bird photos make lovely … Continue reading

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Flies Backwards

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, features an immature MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD stretching its wings. From the title of this post, you might think I’m talking about a hummingbird, which can indeed fly backwards. … Continue reading

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Blue Feet

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador, features a BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY and its chick, which hopes to grow up some day to also have blue feet. Bird cards, phone cases and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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Patience

This week’s photo, taken October 5, 2017 at the Puerto Ayora fish market on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features 4 BROWN PELICANS patiently waiting for some scraps of fish to be tossed their way. They didn’t have … Continue reading

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Chestnut Crown

This week’s photo, taken October 8, 2017 on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features a MANGROVE YELLOW WARBLER, a common bird in the Galapagos that is a subspecies of Yellow Warbler, a common warbler of the United States … Continue reading

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Catching a Wave

This week’s photo, taken October 4, 2017 on Espanola Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador, features a WAVED ALBATROSS. Nearly the entire world population of this species breeds on this one island in the Galapagos. Naturally, if you travel all the … Continue reading

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Blue Eye Rings

This week’s photo, taken September 29, 2017 in Aguas Calientes, Peru, features a BLUE-NAPED CHLOROPHONIA. If you are bird-watching for the first time in a far away country, you are bound to see birds you’ve never seen before, and you … Continue reading

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