Black-necked Stilt, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Shudder at These Spooky Birds | Oct 2016

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 by Steve Kaye

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 your 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.

Is that a spooky bird or is it a spooky bird?

Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween,

Steve Kaye

See more fun at:

Funny Birds

Fluffed up Birds

Position Open

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 book store or from an organization that sells used books.

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

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.

Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.

✅ The Trust for Public Land

✅ American Bird Conservancy

Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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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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