The male mallard’s curls.
The woodcock’s call.
The kestrel’s kiting.
The Cape May warbler’s cheek.
The catbird curiously tilting its head.
The American wigeon’s muted squeaks.
The coughing of the suet-bound red-bellied woodpecker.
The hasty departure of a thousand red-winged blackbirds.
The per-chick-o-ree chorus of an American goldfinch flock.
The white-throated sparrow kicking back snow.
The accipiter’s feeder crash.
The barred owl’s stare.
The belted kingfisher’s distant rattle.
The young red-tailed hawk’s relentless pleas for food.
The male hooded merganser lowering his crest.
The aggressive caution in a chickadee’s eyes.
The spectacles of a blue-headed vireo.
The cormorant’s dragon pose.
The grackle’s walk.
The sleeping screech.
The blue of a blue jay.
The black of a black tern.
The whimbrel’s eyebrow.
The hunched great blue heron.
The black skimmer chick’s begging wings.
The chimney swift’s twittery wing beats.
The rotund silhouette of a cold junco.
The red berry poised in a waxwing’s mouth.
The rusty blackbird flipping wet leaves with its bill.
The barn swallow peering down from her nest.
The collective nap of purple sandpipers.
The winter wren’s camouflaged skulk.
The splatter from a tern’s dive.
The shoveler’s foraging circle.
The raven pair’s love chatter.
The Canada goose’s hiss.