Same Kind of Different As Me

There’s a popular book that bears the title Same Kind of Different as Me, as well as a movie based on the book, but it also seemed a fitting title for this post.

While in Orcas Island, I would wake-up early each morning and head out to the deck with my coffee and camera to see what kind of birds showed up.  Many were the same birds that are regular visitors in my own backyard, only slightly different.

For example, this Spotted Towhee looks a lot like my Eastern Towhee.

And this Red-shafted Flicker is close to the Yellow-shafted Flicker who occasionally makes an appearance at my feeders.

This Robin looks different from my Robins, but I think it might just be a juvenile.

And this Steller’s Jay, though slightly different in markings than my Jays…

…still has the same preference for peanuts that mine do! And yes, I did go out and buy some peanuts and sunflower seeds to put out each morning.

I also saw a couple of birds that I don’t get to see in my backyard – like this cutie that I haven’t taken the time to look up.  Any west coast friends care to lend some identification aid?

And this majestic Bald Eagle.  I saw them fairly often during our trip but they were usually too far away to get a clear shot.

Hanging out with birds makes every vacation better, though it doesn’t quite compare to hanging out with killer whales!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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8 Responses to Same Kind of Different As Me

  1. H.J. for avian101 says:

    Great shots Kathy! You’re right about the Robin, it’s a juvenile! 🙂

  2. Great sightings of a different sort! I believe your ID request is a White-crowned Sparrow. We’ll see what others say. 🙂

  3. Different or not, they are all beautiful shots of beautiful birds 🙂

  4. Excellent title and photos!

  5. lindasschaub says:

    Always great pictures whether from your kitchen window, back porch or on vacation.

  6. Sheila Moss says:

    Great shots, as usual.

  7. Tiny says:

    Fantastic captures of your ‘hang-out’ friends, Kathy!

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