Black-necked Stilt, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Shudder at These Spooky Birds

Spooky Birds

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Spooky Birds are out there, everywhere.

Here’s what to watch for this Halloween.

Loch Ness Swimmer

Western Grebe, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Shudder at These Spooky Birds"

Western Grebe

Stay away from water.

This creepy monster surfaces silently. Then it’s over. Suddenly.

Note: Before you complain about the quality of this photo, ask yourself: Have you ever seen a crisp, clear photo of the Loch Ness Monster?

Of course not.

That’s because photos of this monster are supposed to be blurry.

Gee whiz.


ommon Raven, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Shudder at These Spooky Birds"

Common Raven

One word tells it all: “Nevermore.”

After that, there’s nothing left to say.

Unless you want to argue with a bird.

Paranormal Illusion

Black-necked Stilt, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Shudder at These Spooky Birds"

Black-necked Stilt

This spooky bird has helped sell more pairs of glasses than any fuzzy eye chart.

Is it real? Or is it a reflection of something lurking in your mind?

Only the optician knows for sure.

Caught at Last

Snowy Plover, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Shudder at These Spooky Birds"

Snowy Plover

Finally, after an extensive search that covered six states, this monster is behind bars.

For now.

Who Goes There?

Great Horned Owl, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Shudder at These Spooky Birds"

Great Horned Owl

Even after you answered, you keep hearing the same question: “Who? Who? Who?”

It’s enough to make you wonder if you really know who you are.

Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween,

Steve Kaye

PS: I changed the photos in the article about Zion National Park.

Help Birds Tip

Give Books for Halloween Treats

Why: Books are Earth friendly, Mind friendly, and Tooth friendly.

How: Buy books at your local library in their used books store or during a used books sale. Or find an organization that sells used books. For example, Sea & Sage Audubon operates a used book sale during their annual pancake breakfast (This year on Oct. 29, 2016 – See their web site for details).

Bonus Benefit: Used books can cost less than candy bars.

Birding Resources

Here’s an outstanding new book about four Owls –  Owl: A Year in the Life of North American Owls, by Paul Bannick

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  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 09:38h, 28 October

    You got me! I must tell you that I had to find an image of a black-necked stilt in my Sibley’s to confirm the shape of its beak. Then I saw the reflections – great shot!

  • Nancy Hoffmann
    Posted at 11:40h, 29 October

    Have you seen the loon lately? Scary!

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