12/12/12 — once in a century.
So to honor the date, here are 12 of my favorite bird photos, arranged from smallest to largest bird body size (because there has to be some kind of order). Prepare to do a lot of scrolling here. All of these have appeared on the blog post at some point in the last couple of years, so if you want to read more about any particular bird, just type its name into the search box at the top right of the HOME page.
Male Scintillant Hummingbird from Boquete, Panama, Feb. 2012
Male Anna’s Hummingbird from Berkeley Botanic Garden, November 21012
Male American Goldfinch in the backyard flower garden, June 2011
Eastern Bluebird at Vadnais Reservoir, September 2011
Gray-headed Tanager in Bouquete, Panama, February 2012
Fasciated Antshrike in Panama City, February 2012
Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush in Bouquete, Panama, February 2012. Inside of the mouth also a bright orange.
Male Red-winged Blackbird singing in Snail Lake marsh, March 2012
Keel-billed Toucan in the tree outside my hotel in Panama City, February 2012
Juvenile Cattle Egrets fighting over food in their nest on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 2012.
Little Blue Heron on St. Croix Island beach, March 2012
And the 12th bird of the 12/12/12 century mark
Male Turkey display in my backyard, April 2012
Looking at the dates of these photos, it’s obvious I didn’t try to take bird photos until I got my current (better) camera, a Canon Rebel 3Ti.