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  1. 8 points
    Black-crowned Night Heron (Juv.) Black-crowned Night Heron (Juv.) by Johnny, on Flickr
  2. 7 points
  3. 7 points
  4. 7 points
  5. 7 points
    Osprey was kind enough to hover for a moment while hunting fish
  6. 7 points
    Eurasian Blue Tit by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  7. 6 points
  8. 6 points
    Reposting because the above photo was deleted. @Aveschapines Could you please delete the post above? Thanks!! Praying Mantis by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
  9. 6 points
    Double-crested Cormorant IMG_2227 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr IMG_2228 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  10. 6 points
    ABA lifer last weekend: Common Ringed Plover by mattgrube, on Flickr
  11. 6 points
    This is MY feeder Mr. Cardinal! Get out of here! Any of you other guys want trouble?
  12. 6 points
    Time to batten down the hatches!!! Why, I remember back in '64 when Hurricane Dora hit near Jacksonville and came all the way across the state. The eye of the hurricane came right over us!!! I lived in Union County, and the wind blew for days on end!!! Had one hen turned her back to the wind and laid the same egg three times! Mumble, mumble.......(just an old man reminiscing............)
  13. 6 points
    Great Tit by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  14. 6 points
    Today, Burke County GA--American Avocet
  15. 6 points
    MN, Peregrine Falcon - Juv. :
  16. 6 points
    Anhinga Anhinga Wallisville TX Rookerie by johnd1964, on Flickr
  17. 5 points
  18. 5 points
    Sorry to be a little scarce lately! I had some major internet problems and the September craziness is in full swing (the 15th is Independence Day here, and we have activities all month long). But I've deleted the ID requests that were reposted, as well as @Charlie Spencer's replies to them and my own. @Shazam, I hid your post rather than deleting it, bcause you haven't reposted the ID request. If you need the post back let me know.
  19. 5 points
    "Wanna piece of me??!!?? Huh?? Well, come on! I'm ready!!!!" IMG_2312-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  20. 5 points
    Hard to decide...... Yellow-billed Magpie IMG_2319-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr or Black Phoebe. IMG_2304-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  21. 5 points
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59663691 Found a first county record American Redstart in my yard!
  22. 5 points
    White-eyed Vireo by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  23. 5 points
    Today. My first good look at a Ruby-throated Hummingbird(And first photo.).
  24. 5 points
    Warbler. Always loved them. I've actually been a member on this site under this name since 2012. It's been fun to watch the people change and the forums grow. Still some old timers around though @Creeker and @birdbrain22 🙂 Now if only we could get Psweet back...
  25. 5 points
    I have a bug that most people like! Praying mantis - hopefully eating bugs in my flower pot!
  26. 5 points
    Horned Lark today thanks to Liam.
  27. 4 points
    Pectoral Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, and American Avocet. Jury’s still out on the peeps I saw, which are guaranteed lifers.
  28. 4 points
    Why is the title now Whatbird’s Young mathematicians? Because I’m not sure I apply anymore. Lol
  29. 4 points
    Northern Mockingbird by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  30. 4 points
    MN, Rose-brested Grosbeak. The thing on it's head is a seed that was blowing around, in a few frames, and just landed there temporarily .
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
    Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray.
  33. 4 points
    It occurs to me that whenever I see a bird rendered particularly unattractive by molt, that it's almost always a male. Obviously that doesn't apply to species where the sexes look the same. This male AMGO reminded me that I see far more male Bald-Headed Cardinals and Patchy Eastern Bluebirds than female ones. Is it just me, or does it seem that way to anyone else? Is there a research grant or doctoral thesis available to a Young Birder?
  34. 4 points
    Raven- photo taken in Alaska
  35. 4 points
    Anna's Hummingbird at my feeder this morning.
  36. 4 points
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird enjoys a zinnia
  37. 4 points
    A young Common Yellowthroat. He stayed pretty well hidden in the wildflower garden but came out of hiding long enough to nab a few photos.
  38. 4 points
    Dickcissel!
  39. 4 points
    This is actually a light morph Broad-winged. On my monitor I can see the rufous barring on the breast and the orange-tinted underwing coverts.
  40. 4 points
    You may be an Old Birder if your bino and camera lenses are immaculate but you forgot to clean your bifocals. You may be an Old Birder if your bino and camera lenses are immaculate but you just flat-out forgot your bifocals.
  41. 4 points
    It's definitely not a Red-tailed with that kind of streaking on the upper breast and no belly band. I think I'd agree with Broad-winged for the reasons akandula mentioned.
  42. 4 points
    Yeah, I've done that a few times, including a couple of National Guard activations. I learned that whenever possible, I'm getting the heck out. I'm sure it's the farthest thing from your mind, and I'm definitely NOT making light of your situation, but keep your binos handy. Tropical storms often blow in some pelagics. Good luck. We're thinking of you; keep up posted if you can.
  43. 4 points
    That's often the case in central and southern FL. It's chock full of exotic, non-indigenous, even downright un-Mericun birds.
  44. 4 points
    This is a Virginia Rail. Note the gray cheek, red, downcurved bill, cinnamon neck and breast, and black-and-white barring on the flanks. King Rails would be larger, have a pale (not red) bill, and have pale, reddish (not gray) cheeks. Nice bird! This secretive rail is usually hard to see in the open.
  45. 4 points
    Broad-winged Hawk, immature by hbvol50, on Flickr
  46. 4 points
    Black-crowned...based on the mostly yellow bill that tapers to a sharp point, and the large teardrop spots on wings and mantle. Here is a good page on separating young night-herons: https://www.birdzilla.com/bird-identification/id-skill-development/bird-families/egrets-herons-similar/juvenile-night-heron-comparison.html
  47. 4 points
    Was hiking on Mt Hood last Saturday evening. Zigzag Canyon had fog in it and the low sun cast my shadow onto the fog and created a rainbow effect. I'd never witnessed this before, but have since found out that these unusual mindbenders are referred to as a "glory".
  48. 4 points
    Tobacco Hornworm (Carolina Sphinx moth). We found 8 of these destroying our tomato plants!
  49. 4 points
  50. 4 points
    American Avocet - and a study in symmetry DuPage Co., IL P.S. I love all the photos on this thread - even trying to be judicious I keep running out of 💗s!! 🙃
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