Red-tailed HawkRed-tailed Hawk

Of 2013 on this last day of December.

Ring-necked PheasantRing-necked Pheasant

I saw plenty of bird butts this past year. Little birds, big birds and all the birds in between.

Rough-legged HawkRough-legged Hawk

Now all this birds seem to be rushing away from the past…

Western GrebesWestern Grebes

And into the New Year also know as the Future.

Turkey VultureTurkey Vulture

There will be bright skies and gray, some filled with sunshine and some with rain. There will be snow storms and rainbows to delight in.

Barn OwlBarn Owl

Yes, we are all seeing the tail end of 2013.



  1. [email protected] January 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    If you posted these on Flickr, you’d probably get an invite to the “animal butts” group. They find these shots. 🙂

  2. Maria F. December 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    What an interesting study of bird’s tails; they sometimes seem to act as some type of a lever also. Happy new year!

  3. zephyr December 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    What a terrific, creative post!!
    wishing you all the best in the new year!!

  4. Elephant's Child December 31, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Even your butt shots are a joy. Thank you – and a very Happy New Year.

  5. Montanagirl December 31, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Wow – Mia!! What a wonderful look at the tail-end of 2013!! Thank you for sharing these magnificent photos with us!!

  6. Prairie Birder December 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wonderful photos and the best birding in 2014, Mia!

  7. Bryce Robinson December 31, 2013 at 10:48 am

    HA! What a great post to end the Year. I’m looking forward to what you photograph in 2014 Mia.

  8. Lois Bryan December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I have to laugh … that’s ALL I ever get … butt shots … but how I adore yours!!! LOVE the grebes and the sparkly water they churned up!!!!!! Happy New Year, Mia, and thanks for all the great images!!!!

  9. Patty Chadwick December 31, 2013 at 8:18 am


  10. Lynn Koch December 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful shots, Mia. Always! Happy New Year!

  11. Liz Cormack December 31, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Aaaah, but looking at butt ends shows colouring that you don’t normally see. Great shots Mia.

  12. Bob Bushell December 31, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Roll on 2014. Great birds too.

  13. Shyamala Rao December 31, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for the Tail End of 2013 postings. The pictures say all that needs to be said. Love your amazing Zen like photography. You have brought me so much joy in 2013.I so look forward to your offerings in 2014.

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