Backyard Birds

Backyard means birds encountered in Europe, whether they stay year-round or just for a season. For whatever evolutionary reasons, European birds often opted for a fairly drab appearance which can confuse even a seasoned birdwatcher, let alone the gullible photographer. If you find any mis-identifications here, please let me know!

Backyard Birds

Backyard means birds encountered in Europe, whether they stay year-round or just for a season. For whatever evolutionary reasons, European birds often opted for a fairly drab appearance which can confuse even a seasoned birdwatcher, let alone the gullible photographer. If you find any mis-identifications here, please let me know!

Eurasian Jackdaw (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Eurasian Jackdaw (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Red-footed Falcon (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Red-footed Falcon (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Common Kestrel (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Common Kestrel (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Little Owl (Kiskunsag, Hungary)
Little Owl (Kiskunsag, Hungary)
Rock Bunting (Bükki, Hungary)
Rock Bunting (Bükki, Hungary)
European Roller (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
European Roller (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Carrion Crow (Brussels, Belgium)
Carrion Crow (Brussels, Belgium)
Wood Sandpiper (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Wood Sandpiper (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Squacco Heron (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Squacco Heron (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
White Stork (Illmitz, Austria)
White Stork (Illmitz, Austria)
Common Sandpiper (Kustavi, Finland)
Common Sandpiper (Kustavi, Finland)
Black-winged Stilt (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Black-winged Stilt (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Red-crested Pochard (Mikulov, Czech Republic)
Red-crested Pochard (Mikulov, Czech Republic)
Corn Bunting (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Corn Bunting (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Herring Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
Herring Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
Red-backed Shrike (Illmitz, Austria)
Red-backed Shrike (Illmitz, Austria)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
European Bee-eater (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
European Bee-eater (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Masku, Finland)
Yellowhammer (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Yellowhammer (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Common Reed Bunting (Mikulov, Czech Republic)
Common Reed Bunting (Mikulov, Czech Republic)
Arctic tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Arctic tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
Hooded crow (Raisio, Finland)
Hooded crow (Raisio, Finland)
Syrian Woodpecker (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Syrian Woodpecker (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Grey Heron (Brussels, Belgium)
Grey Heron (Brussels, Belgium)
White-throated Dipper (Kasperske Hory, Czech Republic)
White-throated Dipper (Kasperske Hory, Czech Republic)
Common buzzard (Brussels, Belgium)
Common buzzard (Brussels, Belgium)
White-throated Dipper (Kasperske Hory, Czech Republic)
White-throated Dipper (Kasperske Hory, Czech Republic)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Buzzard (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Buzzard (Brussels, Belgium)
Monk Parakeet (Brussels, Belgium)
Monk Parakeet (Brussels, Belgium)
Black Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
Black Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blackbird (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blackbird (Masku, Finland)
Yellowhammer (Masku, Finland)
Yellowhammer (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Mallard (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Mallard (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Mute Swan (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Mute Swan (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Herring Gull (Rome, Italy)
Herring Gull (Rome, Italy)
Great Reed Warbler (Horka nad Moravou, Czech Republic)
Great Reed Warbler (Horka nad Moravou, Czech Republic)
Black Redstart (Briñas, Spain)
Black Redstart (Briñas, Spain)
Eurasian Bullfinch (Ezcaray, Spain)
Eurasian Bullfinch (Ezcaray, Spain)
Tree Pipit (Masku, Finland)
Tree Pipit (Masku, Finland)
Redwing (Masku, Finland)
Redwing (Masku, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Crozon, France)
Bar-tailed Godwit (Crozon, France)
Carrion Crow (Nivelles, Belgium)
Carrion Crow (Nivelles, Belgium)
Great Cormorant (Escalles, France)
Great Cormorant (Escalles, France)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Common Eider (Ruissalo, Finland)
Common Eider (Ruissalo, Finland)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Kustavi, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Great Tit (Masku, Finland)
Great Tit (Masku, Finland)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
Horned Grebe (Masku, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Common Redstart (Turku, Finland)
Common Redstart (Turku, Finland)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
Eurasian Jay (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Jay (Brussels, Belgium)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Masku, Finland)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
Northern Wheatear (Masku, Finland)
Northern Wheatear (Masku, Finland)
Common Sandpiper (Masku, Finland)
Common Sandpiper (Masku, Finland)
Great Tit (Masku, Finland)
Great Tit (Masku, Finland)
European Greenfinch (Kaarina, Finland)
European Greenfinch (Kaarina, Finland)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Tufted duck (Masku, Finland)
Tufted duck (Masku, Finland)
Rock Pipit (Le Fret, France)
Rock Pipit (Le Fret, France)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
European Goldfinch (Raisio, Finland)
European Goldfinch (Raisio, Finland)
Common Redshank (Mietoinen, Finland)
Common Redshank (Mietoinen, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
European Robin (Raisio, Finland)
European Robin (Raisio, Finland)
Great Black-backed Gull (Roscoff, France)
Great Black-backed Gull (Roscoff, France)
Cetti's warbler (Saint Malo, France)
Cetti's warbler (Saint Malo, France)
Helmeted Guineafowl (Pamplona, Spain)
Helmeted Guineafowl (Pamplona, Spain)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Black-headed Gull (Escalles, France)
Black-headed Gull (Escalles, France)
Long-tailed Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Long-tailed Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Brussels, Belgium)
Arctic Tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Arctic Tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Sedge Warbler (Ruissalo, Finland)
Sedge Warbler (Ruissalo, Finland)
Thrush Nightingale (Ruissalo, Finland)
Thrush Nightingale (Ruissalo, Finland)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Eurasian Jay (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Jay (Brussels, Belgium)
European Serin (Entrena, Spain)
European Serin (Entrena, Spain)
Mallard (Parainen, Finland)
Mallard (Parainen, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Song Thrush (Brussels, Belgium)
Song Thrush (Brussels, Belgium)
Sedge Warbler (Raisio, Finland)
Sedge Warbler (Raisio, Finland)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Seneffe, Belgium)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Seneffe, Belgium)
Yellowhammer (Masku, Finland)
Yellowhammer (Masku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Common Redstart (Turku, Finland)
Common Redstart (Turku, Finland)
Canada Goose (Raisio, Finland)
Canada Goose (Raisio, Finland)
Song Thrush (Brussels, Belgium)
Song Thrush (Brussels, Belgium)
Herring Gull (Perros-Guirec, France)
Herring Gull (Perros-Guirec, France)
Griffon Vulture (Entrena, Spain)
Griffon Vulture (Entrena, Spain)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
Northern Wheatear (Masku, Finland)
Northern Wheatear (Masku, Finland)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Common Sandpiper (Masku, Finland)
Common Sandpiper (Masku, Finland)
Monk Parakeet (Brussels, Belgium)
Monk Parakeet (Brussels, Belgium)
Western Black-eared Wheatear (Villabuena, Spain)
Western Black-eared Wheatear (Villabuena, Spain)
Collared Dove (Brussels, Belgium)
Collared Dove (Brussels, Belgium)
Herring Gull (Escalles, France)
Herring Gull (Escalles, France)
Eurasian Blackbird (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blackbird (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Wren (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Wren (Brussels, Belgium)
House Sparrow (Friskala, Finland)
House Sparrow (Friskala, Finland)
Common Chaffinch (Masku, Finland)
Common Chaffinch (Masku, Finland)
Common Redstart (Nivelles, Belgium)
Common Redstart (Nivelles, Belgium)
Great Crested Grebe (Brussels, Belgium)
Great Crested Grebe (Brussels, Belgium)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Red-backed Shrike (Masku, Finland)
Sedge Warbler (Raisio, Finland)
Sedge Warbler (Raisio, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
Common Rosefinch (Raisio, Finland)
White Wagtail (Masku, Finland)
White Wagtail (Masku, Finland)
Gull-billed Tern (Sables-d'Or-les-Pins, France)
Gull-billed Tern (Sables-d'Or-les-Pins, France)
Long-tailed Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Long-tailed Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Coot (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Eurasian Coot (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Goldeneye (Masku, Finland)
Common Goldeneye (Masku, Finland)
Common Pheasant (Nivelles, Belgium)
Common Pheasant (Nivelles, Belgium)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
House Sparrow (Turku, Finland)
Little Grebe (Brussels, Belgium)
Little Grebe (Brussels, Belgium)
Chinese Goose (Briñas, Spain)
Chinese Goose (Briñas, Spain)
Whimbrel (Le Conquet, France)
Whimbrel (Le Conquet, France)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
Dunnock (Brussels, Belgium)
White Wagtail (Masku, Finland)
White Wagtail (Masku, Finland)
Willow Warbler (Masku, Finland)
Willow Warbler (Masku, Finland)
Common Goldeneye (Masku, Finland)
Common Goldeneye (Masku, Finland)
Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Brussels, Belgium)
Gadwall (Brussels, Belgium)
Gadwall (Brussels, Belgium)
Egyptian Goose (Brussels, Belgium)
Egyptian Goose (Brussels, Belgium)
Black-headed Gull (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Black-headed Gull (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Eurasian Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Wood-pigeon (Stockholm, Sweden)
Common Wood-pigeon (Stockholm, Sweden)
Great Crested Grebe (Harchies, Belgium)
Great Crested Grebe (Harchies, Belgium)
Dunlin (Keremma, France)
Dunlin (Keremma, France)
Common Pochard (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Pochard (Brussels, Belgium)
Hybrid Goose (Seneffe, Belgium)
Hybrid Goose (Seneffe, Belgium)
Spotted Flycatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Spotted Flycatcher (Ruissalo, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Ruissalo, Finland)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Ruissalo, Finland)
Eurasian Blackbird (Porto Conte, Italy)
Eurasian Blackbird (Porto Conte, Italy)
European Greenfinch (Porto Conte, Italy)
European Greenfinch (Porto Conte, Italy)
Short-toed Treecreeper (Briñas, Spain)
Short-toed Treecreeper (Briñas, Spain)
Common Gull (Masku, Finland)
Common Gull (Masku, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Northern Lapwing (Masku, Finland)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Mallard (Parainen, Finland)
Mallard (Parainen, Finland)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Brussels, Belgium)
Girl Bunting (Porto Conte, Italy)
Girl Bunting (Porto Conte, Italy)
Common Chiffchaff (Huldenberg, Belgium)
Common Chiffchaff (Huldenberg, Belgium)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Whinchat (Masku, Finland)
Meadow Pipit (Raisio, Finland)
Meadow Pipit (Raisio, Finland)
Eurasian Magpie (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Magpie (Brussels, Belgium)
Northern Gannet (Perros-Guirec, France)
Northern Gannet (Perros-Guirec, France)
Common Eider (Ruissalo, Finland)
Common Eider (Ruissalo, Finland)
European Goldfinch (Porto Conte, Italy)
European Goldfinch (Porto Conte, Italy)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Seneffe, Belgium)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Seneffe, Belgium)
Sardinian Warbler (Porto Conte, Italy)
Sardinian Warbler (Porto Conte, Italy)
Common Starling (Mietoinen, Finland)
Common Starling (Mietoinen, Finland)
European Greenfinch (Seneffe, Belgium)
European Greenfinch (Seneffe, Belgium)
Common Starling (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Starling (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Whitethroat (Raisio, Finland)
Common Whitethroat (Raisio, Finland)
Ruddy Turnstone (Camaret-sur-Mer, France)
Ruddy Turnstone (Camaret-sur-Mer, France)
Common Starling (Ruissalo, Finland)
Common Starling (Ruissalo, Finland)
Tree Sparrow (Masku, Finland)
Tree Sparrow (Masku, Finland)
European Goldfinch (Masku, Finland)
European Goldfinch (Masku, Finland)
Common Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
Black-headed Gull (Camaret-sur-Mer, France)
Black-headed Gull (Camaret-sur-Mer, France)
Common Moorhen (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Moorhen (Brussels, Belgium)
Black-headed Gull (Ruissalo, Finland)
Black-headed Gull (Ruissalo, Finland)
Sardinian Warbler (Porto Conte, Italy)
Sardinian Warbler (Porto Conte, Italy)
Grey Wagtail (Brussels, Belgium)
Grey Wagtail (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Reed Bunting (Raisio, Finland)
Common Reed Bunting (Raisio, Finland)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Thrush Nightingale (Ruissalo, Finland)
Thrush Nightingale (Ruissalo, Finland)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Barnacle Goose (Ruissalo, Finland)
Barnacle Goose (Ruissalo, Finland)
Herring Gull (Perros-Guirec, France)
Herring Gull (Perros-Guirec, France)
Grey Wagtail (Brussels, Belgium)
Grey Wagtail (Brussels, Belgium)
Hazel Grouse (Masku, Finland)
Hazel Grouse (Masku, Finland)
Northern Gannet (Perros-Guirec, France)
Northern Gannet (Perros-Guirec, France)
House Sparrow (Brussels, Belgium)
House Sparrow (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Chiffchaff (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Chiffchaff (Brussels, Belgium)
Barnacle Goose (Ruissalo, Finland)
Barnacle Goose (Ruissalo, Finland)
Eurasian Blackbird (Perros-Guirec, France)
Eurasian Blackbird (Perros-Guirec, France)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Puligny-Montrachet, France)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Puligny-Montrachet, France)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Common Moorhen (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Moorhen (Brussels, Belgium)
Fieldfare (Masku, Finland)
Fieldfare (Masku, Finland)
Common Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Coot (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
Fieldfare (Ruissalo, Finland)
Fieldfare (Ruissalo, Finland)
Collared Dove (Brussels, Belgium)
Collared Dove (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Brussels, Belgium)
Sanderling (Plougrescant, France)
Sanderling (Plougrescant, France)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
European Pied Flycatcher (Masku, Finland)
Barn Swallow (Rhode-Sainte-Agathe, Belgium)
Barn Swallow (Rhode-Sainte-Agathe, Belgium)
Arctic Tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Arctic Tern (Kustavi, Finland)
Black-headed Gull (Prague, Czech Republic)
Black-headed Gull (Prague, Czech Republic)
Eurasian Wren (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Wren (Brussels, Belgium)
Black Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
Black Woodpecker (Masku, Finland)
European Stonechat (Plougrescant, France)
European Stonechat (Plougrescant, France)
Song Thrush (Masku, Finland)
Song Thrush (Masku, Finland)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Blackcap (Brussels, Belgium)
Grey Heron (Brussels, Belgium)
Grey Heron (Brussels, Belgium)
Great Crested Grebe (Harchies, Belgium)
Great Crested Grebe (Harchies, Belgium)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Brussels, Belgium)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Brussels, Belgium)
Gadwall (Brussels, Belgium)
Gadwall (Brussels, Belgium)
Northern Shoveler (Harchies, Belgium)
Northern Shoveler (Harchies, Belgium)
Hooded Crow (Naantali, Finland)
Hooded Crow (Naantali, Finland)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
Mandarin Duck (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
European Robin (Brussels, Belgium)
Northern Shoveler (Harchies, Belgium)
Northern Shoveler (Harchies, Belgium)
Common Wood-pigeon (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Wood-pigeon (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Pochard (Brussels, Belgium)
Common Pochard (Brussels, Belgium)
Mallard (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Mallard (Saint Valery sur Somme, France)
Feral Pigeon (Rome, Italy)
Feral Pigeon (Rome, Italy)
Greylag Goose (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
Greylag Goose (Kisujszallas, Hungary)
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