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  1. 16 points
    Osprey Osprey by Johnny, on Flickr Osprey by Johnny, on Flickr
  2. 12 points
  3. 11 points
  4. 10 points
    Sticking With Mom! by hbvol50, on Flickr
  5. 10 points
    Baltimore Oriole w/ snack for the fledglings Baltimore Oriole by Johnny, on Flickr
  6. 10 points
    Henslow's Sparrow (left click for better view)
  7. 9 points
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  9. 9 points
    MN. Many of the Mallard chicks in our area about the size of their moms, then these guys show up,. Just such beautiful little beginners, a bit later in the season for some reason, but keeping real close to mom this young.
  10. 8 points
    I saw three young Hooded Mergansers this morning on a shallow creek in Ohio which I think is a bit late in the season for them to still be here.
  11. 8 points
    Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
    Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), adult by hbvol50, on Flickr Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) by hbvol50, on Flickr
  14. 8 points
  15. 8 points
    A couple from the Cape Lookout, NC this past weekend--American Oystercatcher and Common Nighthawk.
  16. 8 points
    After 35 years of birding... finally got a Henslow's Sparrow(#626) today!!!!
  17. 8 points
    Ornate Hawk-Eagle from Costa Rica, where I'm spending the summer. Needless to say it's been pretty great.
  18. 8 points
  19. 7 points
    Maintenance was done; looks like everything is fine now... Let me know if there are more problems.
  20. 7 points
    That is an Archangel, known also as a Gimpel. The colors are intense. Not an uncommon variety of domestic show pigeon. They come with copper or gold bodies, and various colored wings, including white as pictured here. But, pigeons with white wings occur in a number of breeds. It is usually called magpie, or saddle, or white wing or pied. And thanks for the vote of confidence. At least I am knowledgeable on something, I think. 🥴
  21. 7 points
    Incredibly cooperative Mississippi Kite. It remained perched about 50 feet up on this snag for at least 10 minutes, long enough to get shots from multiple angles. When it took off, it circled for a couple of minutes more, but the flight shots are hardly worth posting. First time I've tried dragging a file into the text window. Let's see how this 'Uploaded Image' looks. EDIT: That worked. Hey, it zooms in when you click it! Who knew?
  22. 7 points
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  24. 7 points
    I am sure I posted this before but this Grackle was nasty to this Black Crowned Night Heron
  25. 7 points
    White-winged Dove by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  26. 7 points
    I had fun slowly sneaking up on a heron yesterday and got within about 6-8 feet. He was falling asleep so every time he closed his eyes I'd sneak up a bit more. Never noticed before but their eyes have reddish/orange outer irises.
  27. 7 points
    Western Bluebird. 🙂 Lewis's Woodpecker. 🙂
  28. 7 points
  29. 7 points
    Little trip to Santa Barbara, wild birds except for the condor and eagle
  30. 6 points
  31. 6 points
    Last week. Yellow-crowned Night-heron.
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  33. 6 points
    Is this a Savannah Sparrow or a Meadow Pipit? Lake Almanor a few weeks ago mid morning. Thank you
  34. 6 points
    A cooperative Prothonotary Warbler.
  35. 6 points
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  37. 6 points
    This is actually my ONLY picture today!! Sage thrasher in the sage
  38. 6 points
    Blue Grosbeak by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  39. 6 points
    I just gotta share these up-close photos from my Great Blue Heron close encounter a couple days ago. These images were captured with a Canon T6i with a kit lens. Apparently these birds have at least one grooved/ribbed toenail for some reason?! You can see the herons cockatoo thingy on his head sticking out and in the last 2 photos, and I can just barely see his beak in the last picture. I have never seen such a lovely blob of feathers.
  40. 6 points
  41. 5 points
    Got nine lifers on a two day trip to Oklahoma last week! Barred Owl, Eastern Kingbird, Pine Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Northern Parula, Pileated Woodpecker. and Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Fish Crow no photos.
  42. 5 points
    So here is today.. First flights will be soon. They are pretty active today!
  43. 5 points
    We sat in the yard and watched the Robins coming and going to and from the nest yesterday, and were amazed at how much food they could gather in the short time they were gone. This one was waiting, and posing, while the other adult finished sharing it's haul with the nestlings. Now that's what I call a mouthful. American Robin by Glen Mercer, on Flickr
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  46. 5 points
    It's not that easy being green... Green Frog
  47. 5 points
    Social Flycatcher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  48. 5 points
    Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  49. 5 points
    Charlie, still fairly quiet here so I will respond - I think even RWBLs have standards - soy burger ? (although I have to be honest and say I am one of the few people who actually like sprouts). More than likely the Red-wings just wanted the Egret away from their nests. Speaking of harassment I noticed this Turkey Vulture today being mobbed by a Grackle and three RWBLs. This particular Red-wing actually landed on the back of the Vulture several times (I think I have seen this before). Talk about insult to injury.
  50. 5 points
    Yellow-tailed Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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