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!

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