Welcome to Birds Up Close.

Sometimes I’m close enough to take a portrait photo.

And sometimes a branch (or other object) blocks part of the bird. So I save a close up.

All these photos show views of birds that few people see. Enjoy!

Note: Some of these photos appeared in blog posts. Links to those blogs appear under their photos.


American Avocet, © Photo by Steve Kaye

American Avocet


California Towhee, © Photo by Steve Kaye

California Towhee

See: Connection With Life


Red-tailed Hawk, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Red-tailed Hawk


Rock Pigeon, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Rock Pigeon

See: Rock Pigeon Movie


California Towhee, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in birds up close

California Towhee

See: Good Bird


Elegant Trogon, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Elegant Trogon Male

See: How to Find an Elegant Trogon


Pyrrhuloxia, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Pyrrhuloxia, Male


Pyrrhuloxia, Female, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Pyrrhuloxia, Female


Northern Cardinal, Female, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Northern Cardinal, Female


Egyptian Goose, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Egyptian Goose, Male

See: Meet Father Goose


Egyptian Goose, Juvenile, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Egyptian Goose, Juvenile


Pine Siskin, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Pine Siskin


Lazuli Bunting, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Lazuli Bunting, Male


Mexican Jay, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Mexican Jay


California Scrub-Jay, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

California Scrub-Jay

See: This Really Made the Birds Mad


Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

See: This Really Made the Birds Mad


Snowy Egret, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Snowy Egret


Great Egret, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Great Egret


Great Egret, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Great Egret


Band-tailed Pigeon, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Band-tailed Pigeon

See: Instead of Regulations


Pelagic Cormorant, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Pelagic Cormorant


Brandt’s Cormorant, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Brandt’s Cormorant


Double-crested Cormorant, Juvenile, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds up Close

Double-crested Cormorant, Juvenile


Double-crested Cormorant, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Double-crested Cormorant, Adult in Breeding Plumage


Common Raven, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Common Raven


California Thrasher, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

California Thrasher


Curve-billed Thrasher, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Birds Up Close

Curve-billed Thrasher


Allen's Hummingbird, Male, in Birds Up Close, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Allen’s Hummingbird, Male


Hooded Oriole, Male, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Hooded Oriole, Male

See: Are Birds Happy?


California Quail, Male


Gambel's Quail, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Gambel’s Quail, Male


White-headed Woodpecker, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

White-headed Woodpecker, Male


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