Bird of the Week

Every weekend I email a bird photo that I find interesting, funny, unusual, or just plain beautiful to a select list.  A self-selected list, that is.  If you would like to be on it just reply at the end of this post. Here are several recent photos that I sent out. Periodically I will add the latest Weekly Bird at the top of this page and remove an older one. Check back every week to see the latest, or fill out the reply to this page and you will have one in your In-box on Saturday Morning. Here are the most recent:

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Snowy Egret standing tall

Snowy Egret standing tall


brown pelican diving

Talley Ho!

Caspian Tern fishing

Take Out



Great Blue Heron ventilating

Great Blue Heron ventilating

Peregrine Falcon blessing

The Blessing

Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nest building Cattle Egret

Nest building Cattle Egret

Great Egret in Flight

Great Egret in Flight

Northerrn Harrier

Northern Harrier

Sandhill Crane

Male Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Black Skimmer landing

Black Skimmer landing

Red-tailed Hawk in flight

Red-tailed Hawk

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Sandhill Cranes landing

Sandhill Cranes landing

Ring-billed Gull, landing

Ring-billed Gull


If you would like to be added to the weekly email list just ask. .


65 Responses to Bird of the Week

  1. Tom Theo says:

    Please put me on the list.

  2. Kent Werges says:

    please add to weekly photo list. nice work!

  3. katycarl says:

    Hi, I’d appreciate being added to your bird of the week list. Thanks!

  4. Lyle Catledge says:

    I would love to receive your Bird of the Week. Thank you.

  5. richard gold says:

    Inspiration for the beginning bird photographer.

  6. Nancy Barnard says:

    What wonderful pictures. Each one is special. Please add me to your list.

  7. Penny says:

    Hi Richard, please add me to your list. I appreciate your amazing photos. Thank you, Penny

  8. Shirley Mitchell says:

    Please add me to you weekly bird list. Beautiful joyous photos!!

  9. Jen Fuller says:

    I would love to be on your weekly bird photo list! Beautiful photography you do Richard!

  10. Chuck says:

    Please add me to your email list. Thanks!

  11. Rita Martin says:

    Hi Richard,

    I would like to be added to the “Bird of the Week”

    Thank You,

  12. Deyea Harper says:

    Please add me to your photo list and bird blog. Thanks.
    Your photos are absolutely great.

  13. Katharine Jessup says:

    Please add me to your list!


  14. Leonard Gilday says:

    A friend very graciously sent me your link over Christmas—fabulous photos and good advice. Please add me to your “bird of the week” list.
    Cheers from Bowen Island, BC
    Len Gilday

  15. Shelly Hamer says:

    I would love to see your amazing bird of the week.
    Thank you for doing this!

  16. Ted Black says:

    Just seen the Red-tailed Hawk and Crow picture. Can I please be added to your weekely list.

    Ted Black

  17. Holly Stanley says:

    Hi Richard -a mutual friend sent me a link to your recent Great Blue Heron photo – stunning capture of motion! I would enjoy receiving your weekly emails,

  18. adrienne says:

    Please add me to your email list; I am interested in viewing the bird of the week.

  19. Kathy Cheek says:

    Please add me to your weekly list. So beautiful. Thank you.

  20. Sarah Brown says:

    Beautiful images! Thank you for sharing.

  21. Pamela Ball says:

    I moved, changed my email address and lost your fabulous weekly photos. They are truly missed so please add me once again to your list.
    Thanks so much.

  22. Ruth Massaro says:

    I would like to recieve the bird of the week emails. thank you!

  23. Beth Stevenson says:

    Can I be included in your weekly e-mail list, please?

  24. Marjorie Crump-Shears says:

    Your photos and comments are priceless. Please add me to your weekly list of emailed photos. What a delightful way to begin a week!

    Thank you for sharing your artistry and passion.

    Marjorie C-S
    Cotati, CA

  25. Marsha Karr says:

    I would like to receive your bird photos. Please add me to you list. Thanks, Marsha

  26. Dave Lombardi says:

    A great way to start the week–thanks!

  27. islam says:

    Thankfully some bloggers can write. Thanks for this article.

  28. Joan Lamphier says:

    Please add me to you bird of the week list – you definitely are catching these birds on the wing. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

  29. Dennis Buss says:

    Dear Richard,
    We met briefly this morning (7/1/11) at Ellis Creek, Petaluma. You pointed out where the Northern Harriers can be seen and you gave me your business card. Please put me on your Saturday bird of the week list. I have been exploring your website and have found it to be very inspirational, informative and interesting (three “i” words!). I had become somewhat discouraged using my Olympus E620 with the 70-300mm Olympus lens and not getting the results I was hoping for. Your advice on using long telephoto lenses has encouraged me to be more persistent in improving my technique. I look forward to receiving your future postings.
    Best wishes,
    Dennis Buss

  30. Susie says:

    I would love to be on your list ! Love your photos-

  31. Sister Gabriel O'Riordan says:

    Richard, please keep me on your list. Your photographs are fabulous. Congratulations on observing and capturing so many special moments. God bless you for sharing!
    Thank you,
    Sister Gabriel

  32. Marianne Stefancic says:

    Please add us to your list the bird photos lift our spirit. Thank you, Marianne and Stan

  33. Sybyl Ownchild says:

    A member of an AgeSong group I attend sent me your Bird of the Week. I love it; please add me to your list.
    Also, I’m noticing several new bird couples in my Canal neighborhood. They are black birds with yellow beaks; they are smaller than crows, more the size of Red Wing Blackbirds but smaller. They sit with their wing tops pointing up sharply – like they are shrugging – but the ends of the wings hang straight down rather than being tucked against their bodies. also, their tails seem slightly longer than the other birds around, almost with a droop like peacock feathers when completely down.
    Their calls vary from shrill hisses to sharp clicks & a couple of beautiful but short melodies. Any thoughts on who they might be?

  34. Richard Flout says:

    Please add me to your bird of the week list.

  35. Deanna Carveth says:

    Hi Richard,

    Please add me to your list as well. The red tail hawk flying lesson series was fabulous. You have a great eye, thank you.


  36. Mary Margaret says:

    Please add me to your bird of the week list. I’m visiting northern Florida and they have some amazing birds vacationing here.

  37. Nat says:

    I would enjoy receiving your bird of the week shots. Many thanks…


  38. Ed Stetson says:


    I like your website!

  39. Sue Tarr says:

    How awesome! Please add me to your list!

  40. Lindsay says:

    Please add me to the photo list too. These are great,

  41. Amade Colenbrander says:

    Please add my 9-year old grandson (above) to your mailing list.
    He is developing a great interest in birds.

    Gus Colenbrander

  42. Terry Branscombe says:


    Found your site through someone’s recommendation to read your tips for holding long teles. Wonderful article, spectacular images. I would love to receive your Bird of the Week. Thank you.

  43. Lindsay Murphy says:

    I would enjoy receiving your weekly Bird photo. I have recently noticed and appreciated your photographs in the Wildcare Newsletter and the Silver Express publication. I know you from many years ago when my family ran a Travel Agency in Sausalito.

  44. Meg says:

    Beautiful pictures. My Dad has been sharing them with me. I would like to please be added to your weekly e-mail list of Bird of the Week. Thank you.

  45. carolyn says:

    Neighborhood gossips! How sweet!!

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