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  1. Just joined. First post here. I've browsed through this thread and can tell that I'm amidst some topnotch photographers. Great photos everyone. I was amazed at how great they are and had thoughts of just lurking here and not posting, as mine are not nearly as nice. I know it said best photo (as in one), but I thought I'd throw in a few in that it's my first post. My wife and I retired 3 years ago and moved from the big city where we had been our entire lives, and bought a country home in the upper middle section of Michigan's lower peninsula complete with pond and some acreage. Never a dull moment looking out the window. Shot from inside with a Canon SX 60. Wood Duck Mated Pair Rose Breasted Grosbeak Pileated Woodpecker Nuthatch Indigo Bunting Blue Heron Sharp Shinned Hawk Tom Barred Owl
    8 points
  2. BBC Anna's Hummingbird 11-27-2018. Anna's Hummingbird by R. Tompkins, on Flickr
    3 points
  3. Making A Choice At The Drive Through This female has a nest about 50 yards into the woods from our pond that is next to the house. Last spring, she was abandoning her normal nocturnal habits as she had mouths to feed back at the nest ( We could hear what sounded like a couple of owlets). She would show up with an hour or two of daylight left and perch overlooking the pond. I know where the hollowed out tree is where she has her nest but we have avoided the area to give her some privacy. We did not see her much over the summer months, but started seeing her again in Oct. She would show up right at dusk with very little shooting light left. Our resident Barred Owl. None of the above. The winning choice is muskrat. The drake had to check out the commotion of the owl dispatching the rat which took about 5 sec. Stupid auto focus.
    2 points
  4. "If elected, I promise to ban Thanksgiving dinners." Turkey stumping
    2 points
  5. Welcome! That's a neat bird. I'm thinking it's a young leucistic Red-tailed Hawk based on the tail pattern.
    1 point
  6. Welcome! I agree with Merlin -- not a hawk but a species of falcon. Merlins are more compact than hawks and they have smaller beaks, long, pointed wings, and relatively large heads with dark eyes.
    1 point
  7. Welcome to Whatbird!! This is a Merlin. Nice shots!
    1 point
  8. Sorry way behind, once again...LOL Palm Warbler
    1 point
  9. Orange breast and black and white wings and tail = Red-shouldered Hawk.
    1 point
  10. Thanks for the welcome HamRhead. Very much appreciated. J
    1 point
  11. Hey y'all, how about we make this a bit more lively! Drew (crazed4birds) had a year bird competition before the crash, so maybe we could restart that! If everyone's on board, I'll ask every week for everyone's yearlists and post an updated leaderboard. (Btw if the older folks want to chime in, that would be great - I don't think we have enough young birders to make it work)
    1 point
  12. Your shots are great! Welcome to Whatbird!
    1 point
  13. Agree with others, and I'm fairly sure both 2 and 3 are Common Black Hawks. Legs look shorter than expected for Great on the adult, and the facial pattern on the young one looks better for Common because of the dark and thick malar.
    1 point
  14. I made that distinction because from what I've read, Cassiar juncos seem most often to be considered birds from an area ("central Yukon south through northern BC and into central Alberta", according to this article) where Slate-colored x Oregon's have hybridized for a long period of time, creating a more distinct stable subspecies; whereas a Slate-colored x Oregon would be a full Oregon hybridizing with a full Slate-colored (which may or may not look the same as a Cassiar). I believe this theory originated with Harry Swarth way back in 1920, when he said they were, Later, notable junco expert Alden H. Miller agreed, saying In case you haven't gotten enough about the subject, here's a fairly current (2013) article about Cassiar's (where I got those quotes from).
    1 point
  15. A Pavarotti of the plains?
    1 point
  16. It ain't over til the fat squirrel sings!!
    1 point
  17. I took this picture on an alpine trail off of the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. I was surprised to discover Canadian ground squirrels sing opera. I've never seen a squirrel in the states singing, not even country. It was pretty windy out, but I could have sworn it was singing "O Sole Mio".
    1 point
  18. Well, it seems to be different for different people. My wife sees a zebra, my daughter sees a tiger or some kind of cat. I'm seeing a baboon.
    1 point
  19. Yard Bird...San Diego Great Horned Owl
    1 point
  20. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Johnny, on Flickr
    1 point
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