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  1. Baltimore Oriole w/ snack for the fledglings Baltimore Oriole by Johnny, on Flickr
    5 points
  2. It's not that easy being green... Green Frog
    5 points
  3. White-winged Dove by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    4 points
  4. Blah, Doesn't my desire for it to be Acadian count for anything?
    2 points
  5. Belly looks whiter than the mantle to me, especially in the last pic. Makes me think Forster's. But to say for sure you need a bit better pic. I am swayed partially by living in Ca., Common Terns are not that common, but Forster's are.
    2 points
  6. Your field technique resulted in some great close-ups! Slow and low is the way to go. I watched a friend of mine slowly approach an American Bittern, took him almost a half hour inching his way through two feet of water on his knees, in waders, just as he was within good camera range another photographer came sloshing through the water, standing up making all sorts of splashing sounds, needless to say the bittern took off before any shots were taken! The verbal exchange afterwards was quite impressive! Yes, it's interesting to see all the fine details you can miss until you study detailed images like yours.
    2 points
  7. purple gallinule purple gallinule by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  8. Another for Eastern Wood-Pewee.
    1 point
  9. I can barely see red at the shoulder, streaking/mottling on the upper breast, orange tones in the throat and malar areas, and a faint supercilium. It looks a lot like this one to me, just a bit more worn: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird/media-browser/63744281
    1 point
  10. Yes, Eastern Wood-Pewee.
    1 point
  11. Have you considered Eastern Wood-Pewee? I can't eliminate it from what I see here, and the behavior you describe (low to the ground flycatching) fits way better for that.
    1 point
  12. I hate mowing my lawn and I have bunnies!
    1 point
  13. I've never seen one but this matches the appearance of a adult Lark Sparrow on AAB. Unstreaked breast, rufous and black facial markings, pale beak, white throat. Range is good too. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lark_Sparrow/ I'm pretty sure but let's wait for confirmation from someone familiar with the species.
    1 point
  14. 1. Maybe female Red-winged Blackbird 2. Bewick's Wren 3. Male Great-tailed Grackle 4. Female Great-tailed Grackle
    1 point
  15. Altamira Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr Altamira Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  16. Western Bluebird. ? Lewis's Woodpecker. ?
    1 point
  17. Little trip to Santa Barbara, wild birds except for the condor and eagle
    1 point
  18. Encountered 5 seals relaxing during an early morning walk on the beach
    1 point
  19. A couple from the Cape Lookout, NC this past weekend--American Oystercatcher and Common Nighthawk.
    1 point
  20. Henslow's Sparrow (left click for better view)
    1 point
  21. Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
    1 point
  22. 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.
    1 point
  23. 17 White Stork. 18 Gray Heron. 19 Mallard. Two photos. 20 Black Headed Gull. Two photos. 21 Ring Necked Pheasant. No photo. That is all I have thanks for looking.?
    1 point
  24. 12 White Wagtail. 13 Barn Swallow. Two photos. 14 Eurasian Collared Dove. 15 Eurasian Coot. 16 Great cormorant.
    1 point
  25. There is more to come. Hope you enjoy.? 1 Lesser Spatted Eagle. No photo. 2 European Be-eater. No photo. 3 Hooded Crow. 4 Eurasian Jackdaw. 5 Eurasian Magpie. 6 Rock Pigeon. 7 European Starling. 8 House Sparrow. 9 European Greenfinch. 10 European Goldfinch. 11 Black Redstart.
    1 point
  26. One of my favorite critters is the American Pika. They are not especially easy to find because they live in alpine talus fields above the treeline. I've only seen or heard them on higher altitude mountain hikes. Usually you hear them first (they make a loud "eep" call). They are speedy so even if you hear one, it isn't always easy to get its picture. Believe it or not, all of these pictures were taken with an old, small (but decent quality) pocket sized camera I carry on long hikes. First two pictures were taken at Grand Teton National Park, WY on the Cascade Canyon Trail in 2010. The pika popped out less than 10 feet away from me. I had stopped and was taking pictures of the mountains so I had my camera ready. The third picture was taken at about 50 feet on the Stanley Glacier Trail in Kooteney National Park, AB on Aug 25, 2018.
    1 point
  27. Bottle-nosed Dolphins by Greg Miller, on Flickr Black Bear by Greg Miller, on Flickr Buisness End - Snapping Turtle by Greg Miller, on Flickr
    1 point
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