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  1. Henslow's Sparrow (left click for better view)
    6 points
  2. Little trip to Santa Barbara, wild birds except for the condor and eagle
    5 points
  3. A couple from the Cape Lookout, NC this past weekend--American Oystercatcher and Common Nighthawk.
    4 points
  4. This western kingbird refused to turn around.
    3 points
  5. Encountered 5 seals relaxing during an early morning walk on the beach
    2 points
  6. 117: WOOD DUCK!!!!
    2 points
  7. Two from the weekend...NC coast. Distant shot of Black Skimmers, and a Seaside Sparrow.
    2 points
  8. After 35 years of birding... finally got a Henslow's Sparrow(#626) today!!!!
    2 points
  9. Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    2 points
  10. Grrrrrr - power lines!
    2 points
  11. Well, I'm only guessing because I am unfamiliar with Black Terns, but I think you can see the bird well enough for someone with more experience to confirm.
    1 point
  12. Could it be a molting Black Tern?
    1 point
  13. could be a Ruddy Turnstone
    1 point
  14. Nice skimmers.
    1 point
  15. Welcome to Whatbird! I'm going to guess it was a Gray Catbird with a missing tail. Birds can make themselves look plump by fluffing up their feathers or slim by flattening their feathers. And it is common to see tailless birds every once in a while; maybe it escaped a predator.
    1 point
  16. 6/21/19 Cape Lookout, NC - Carteret County
    1 point
  17. Bullock's Oriole. Birds are somewhat scarce in my area now but captured this beauty today. ?
    1 point
  18. Song Sparrow is correct.
    1 point
  19. Ok... but that is what it is. They sometimes have the yellowish wash to them(mostly juvies) .
    1 point
  20. If you want a guaranteed opportunity, weather permitting, to photograph Atlantic Puffins, this is the tour to take. I first heard of this tour on PBS's "Wild Photo Adventures". I have wanted to go to New England for quite some time so I included this tour on my things to do. I will try to be informative but brief. I booked this tour through Bold Coast Charters out of Cutler, ME. Your Captain is Captain Andrew "Andy" Patterson. They start taking reservations shortly after the New Year. This year, reservations were closed by Feb. 15. I tried to make one for the "peak" (June 19) of the season on Jan. 3. That date was already booked. I was able to make a reservation for June 12 by Jan. 6. The fee is $150, half due at the time of reservation the other half at departure. Cash or check. Refunds provided for weather related cancellations. You might not go. You might go but not land. Please go to the Bold Coast Charter website for more particulars. I chose what turned out to be a "perfect" day. We left at 8 a.m. It takes about an hour to get to the island. The Island is disputed between the USA and Canada. If you land, you are on a Bird Sanctuary. You are expected to follow directions that are given. Nothing major. Just do as you are told. Once everyone in the party is on the dock you go up to a gathering spot, offered use of the outhouse (one at a time walking to and from), then you are escorted to your photo blind. Four people per blind and we were allowed 1 hour. Blind time might vary. There are so many puffins and Razorbills so close to the blind I would have been satisfied with 15 minutes. You do not need a very long lens. I used my Zuiko 50-200mm zoom with 2x teleconverter. Our blind was oriented south (door) to north. Four slide up shutters along each side alternating standing and kneeling eye levels and one standing opening on the North end. 4 strangers and we all took turns at different openings. You do not need a tripod or monopod. The window openings are adequate. The host of the PBS show used a tripod, but he had an entire blind to himself (with photographer). He supposedly had only a half hour! Birds - On the island you will see: My personal lifers - Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Artic Terns, and Savannah Sparrows were very common. I also saw a Northern Gannet and a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The only previous seen bird were Common Terns. When you walk to and from the outhouse the terns, protecting their nests will harass you flying around your head. I was pecked twice. Fortunately I had a knit cap on. On departure, Captain Andy cruised briefly offshore the main island and a very small neighboring island. From the boat I was able to photograph Lifers - Common Eiders and Common Murres. Also some seals and a Bald Eagle (not a lifer). Going and coming I photographed for the first time a Common Loon and a Black Guillemot. So one trip, 10 lifers if my math is correct. Some people in the group had taken the tour multiple times. Some were planning on going again. I enjoyed it, but the weather was so nice I think this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and am looking forward to visiting other areas of the USA for bird photography, Atlantic Puffin Razorbill Arctic Tern
    1 point
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  22. I got the wrong pic above, it should have been this one.
    1 point
  23. Good to see you back JimBob.
    1 point
  24. It is a Bullock's Oriole's nest. ?
    1 point
  25. Recently-hatched Eastern Phoebe nestlings.
    1 point
  26. 116: Chimney Swift.
    1 point
  27. 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.
    1 point
  28. 341: Ross’s Goose
    1 point
  29. Blue Heron Fort Worth botanical gardens
    1 point
  30. 1 point
  31. Striped Skunk,white variant
    1 point
  32. Big horn sheep Yakima Canyon, WA
    1 point
  33. Winter is lasting till the last minute in Washington!
    1 point
  34. 1 point
  35. Was planning to go out and try to get a long exposure shot of a local waterfall with my tripod and camera trigger. It just so happened to snow as I was trying to get the shots, which made for a cool landscape. Stepstone Falls by Patrick Felker, on Flickr Stepstone Falls by Patrick Felker, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. This is the only winter landscape I have, since we live in the South. I do have a bunch of macro stuff of ice and snow, though. . . . Willard Peak by midgetinvasion, on Flickr
    1 point
  37. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio
    1 point
  38. Winter Sunset by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr February Morning by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
    1 point
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