What birds do you C?: Bird Weekly Challenge

What birds do you C in this post? The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge this week is birds that start with a “C.” Can you guess what each bird is? Answers are at the end.

1. This hawk likes to hang out around bird feeders to pick up a quick snack of songbirds. It’s a medium-size accipiter that lives in forested habitats

Cooper's Hawk September 2015
Bend, Oregon

2. This songbird’s name comes from its habit of foraging through piles of discarded grain. It’s common throughout parts of Europe and Asia.

What birds do you C March 2020
Carrigtohill, County Cork, Ireland

3. This songbird lives in colonies; usually near a water source. They collect mud to create unique gourd-shaped nests.

swallows in Yellowstone January 2015
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

4. This seabird, with its striking black and white plumage, is often described as a “flying penguin.” Other species in this family of birds include puffins and auks.

Seabirds in British Columbia February
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada

5. North America’s largest shorebird is often seen inland, far from any ocean shoreline. Its name reflects a distinctive part of its anatomy.

What bird do you C near Burns, Oregon
Burns, Oregon

Answers: 1. Cooper’s hawk 2. chaffinch 3. cliff swallow 4. common murre 5. long-billed curlew

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds that start with a C

8 thoughts on “What birds do you C?: Bird Weekly Challenge

  1. These are fantastic! I didn’t get the chaffinch. That curlew is awesome! I’ve never gotten a good photo of one. Love that you put this in a game format! Very creative! 🙂

  2. Twice a year we get a visit from Cooper. Usually right under our orchid tree, where we’ve got a hanging food dish and ground seeds and bread for the sparrows, pigeons, doves and crows. The atmosphere for about a 100 ft radius is void of birds until he leaves his rest stop– a geranium pile where he sits patiently for about 20 minutes.

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