Birds in Flight

80 photos of flyng birds, all taken by me in North America, Costa Rica, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands. Please see the About page for more information.
Canada Geese These probably migratory geese in flight were photographed on a gray day at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Nov. 13, 2011.
Canada Geese
These probably migratory geese in flight were photographed on a gray day at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Nov. 13, 2011.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Juvenile Photographed at Cape May Point State Park, NJ on Oct 9, 2012. Unfortunately, mute swans seem to be on the increase in this area.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Juvenile
Photographed at Cape May Point State Park, NJ on Oct 9, 2012. Unfortunately, mute swans seem to be on the increase in this area.
American Wigeon (Anas americana) Male Photographed at the East Spit of Braddock Bay, NY on November 29, 2020.
American Wigeon (Anas americana) Male
Photographed at the East Spit of Braddock Bay, NY on November 29, 2020.
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) Male Female Pair in Flight Photographed at Tinker Nature Park in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on April 26, 2014. The male is on the right.
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) Male Female Pair in Flight
Photographed at Tinker Nature Park in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on April 26, 2014. The male is on the right.
Wood Duck Pair in Flight Photographed at the Batavia NY Wastewater Treatment Plant on Oct. 20, 2019. The female is at the left.
Wood Duck Pair in Flight
Photographed at the Batavia NY Wastewater Treatment Plant on Oct. 20, 2019. The female is at the left.
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) in Flight Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct. 11, 2012.
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) in Flight
Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct. 11, 2012.
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro) Photographed in Puerto Ayora Harbor, the Galapagos, on March 9, 2006. During breakfast on the boat, I photographed it skimming the water with its beak open...
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro)
Photographed in Puerto Ayora Harbor, the Galapagos, on March 9, 2006. During breakfast on the boat, I photographed it skimming the water with its beak open…
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Adult Flying Photographed at a tiny village near the town of Quebrada Seca on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on March 27, 2009.
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Adult Flying
Photographed at a tiny village near the town of Quebrada Seca on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on March 27, 2009.
Frigatebird in Flight Photographed in the Galapagos on March 5, 2006. The photo was taken while the boat was moving, and the bird was keeping formation with it. I'm not sure of the...
Frigatebird in Flight
Photographed in the Galapagos on March 5, 2006. The photo was taken while the boat was moving, and the bird was keeping formation with it. I'm not sure of the…
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) Juvenile in Flight Photographed at North Seymour Island, the Galapagos, March 6, 2006.
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) Juvenile in Flight
Photographed at North Seymour Island, the Galapagos, March 6, 2006.
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) Flying Photographed on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos, on March 5, 2006. They are very common in the Galapagos.
Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) Flying
Photographed on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos, on March 5, 2006. They are very common in the Galapagos.
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) in Flight Photographed in Stone Harbor, NJ on Oct 11, 2012. It was one of a flock.
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) in Flight
Photographed in Stone Harbor, NJ on Oct 11, 2012. It was one of a flock.
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Flying Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Aug. 24, 2013. They are rare in New York State.
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Flying
Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Aug. 24, 2013. They are rare in New York State.
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Flying It was was flying along side our boat in the Galapagos on March 6, 2006 and keeping pace with us. Presumably, the slipstream of the boat reduced the effort of...
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Flying
It was was flying along side our boat in the Galapagos on March 6, 2006 and keeping pace with us. Presumably, the slipstream of the boat reduced the effort of…
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying It was flying at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 9, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying
It was flying at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 9, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying Photographed at a beach on Delaware Bay at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Flying
Photographed at a beach on Delaware Bay at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flying Photographed at Cayo Romano, Cuba on Nov. 18, 2018.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Flying

Photographed at Cayo Romano, Cuba on Nov. 18, 2018.

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Taking Off This great egret taking off from a tree top was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) Taking Off
This great egret taking off from a tree top was photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 4, 2010.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Flying It was flying at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) Flying
It was flying at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Juvenile Flying Photographed at Cayo Coco, Cuba on Nov. 17, 2018.
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Juvenile Flying
Photographed at Cayo Coco, Cuba on Nov. 17, 2018.