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  1. In twenty years I have never seen a hawk in my neighbourhood (urban with small lots) but came home today to find this on my deck. About eight feet away - managed to open the patio door but still shooting through a screen so not the best.
    8 points
  2. These are both slightly cropped but other than that they are strait from the camera.
    2 points
  3. Well, I tried....It's super dark, cloudy, and windy. Not the best photography weather. Female Eastern Bluebird from today.
    2 points
  4. That's why I suspected hybrids. According to my sibley field guide, this is just a plumage variation.
    2 points
  5. Yep, people have bred them to be bigger.
    2 points
  6. 2 points
  7. Wired to see a one and a half legged turkey! From google: "The average lifespan of a wild turkey is 3-5 years, and the oldest known wild turkey lived to be at least 13 years old."
    2 points
  8. Here are some from today: I'm trying to get together some more photos for my annual bird calendar. Are any of these interesting enough to put in a calendar?
    2 points
  9. Seen last week in NW Missouri. Is this a Wilson's Snipe?
    1 point
  10. Northern Flicker, of the yellow-shafted variety.
    1 point
  11. For those that aren't aware of it, House Finches can also come in yellow or orange.
    1 point
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk (thru a window that needs to be cleaned)?
    1 point
  13. Yes, a small portion of Cackling Geese sport white foreheads. Some are more important pronounced then others.
    1 point
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  15. Still better than any photo I’ve ever taken!
    1 point
  16. These look good for cackling
    1 point
  17. There is a Mark Forum As Read button at the top right. It's beside the Sort By menu under the big blue Start New Topic button....at least on PC...
    1 point
  18. It looks like the new forum doesn't allow BBCode anymore. ☹️ Here is one way you can embed a photo from Flickr: 1. Get the BBCode from Flickr and copy it into the comment box. This is the BBCode for my Swainson's Thrush photo: [url=https://flic.kr/p/2jFBviF][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50331385213_67a00a30d2_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jFBviF]Swainson's Thrush[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/birdnuts/]The Bird Nuts[/url], on Flickr 2. Copy the portion in between the img tags (in bold letters above). 3. Click the Other Media button at the bottom right of the comment box, select Insert Image From URL, then paste the URL in there. From there you can double click on the photo to resize it and add a link, etc. Like so:
    1 point
  19. Except for the rightmost bird which we can only see the rear of in the first photo, all of these are Dunlin
    1 point
  20. Variant Purple Finch. Could not be anything else with that head pattern. Very unusual bird!
    1 point
  21. Got cut off by these 2 on my walk this morning...
    1 point
  22. I mean, not @The Bird Nuts, I meant @Connor Cochrane!!
    1 point
  23. Thanks for the replies. This bird was just hanging out in the middle of all the beach crowds. I just googled, and found this site to report it. https://www.fws.gov/northeast/pipingplover/report_bands.html So I will do that next.
    1 point
  24. Looks good for Marbled Godwit
    1 point
  25. Agreed. Nice photo of a skittish bird!
    1 point
  26. In my experience if you want to take pictures of birds that you are happy with (the pictures, not necessarily the birds), you're not going to want to go too cheap. However, you don't really have to spend $3500 on a camera body to be relatively happy with what you accomplish. A friend has one ot these - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1435399-REG/canon_3071c001_powershot_sx70_hs_digital.html I have its older brother, the SX60. His pictures are a little better than mine, for two reasons. One, his camera shoots at 20.3 megapixels, and mine at 16 mp. Two, he's a more experienced and better photographer than I am. I have also seen excellent pictures posted here taken by the even older brother, the SX50. I say all this because you might be able to find something more in your price range by looking for a used SX60 or SX50, perhaps on Ebay or other online source.
    1 point
  27. Chipping Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch, House Finch, floating House Finch
    1 point
  28. I’m in Indianapolis, IN and this owl was hanging around on my patio furniture last night. He stuck around for about 30 minutes eating a songbird. Is this a great horned or a long-eared? I’m leaning toward long-eared based on the tall face disks.
    1 point
  29. It's always an adjustment. I just browsed through the settings and found a couple I like (you can now set it to take you to unread content or the last post automatically when you click on a thread ? ) but I don't see a brightness control for the site. I have this on the keyboard on my laptop, although I admit I haven't had a problem with the brightness. (Another site I use often changed their look a while back and there have been a lot of complaints about too much brightness there, so maybe it's just not something that affects me?) I'm not thrilled with the little sidebar on the right but I've mostly been ignoring it; maybe I should see if it actually has something of use to me before I pass judgement. And thank you ?
    1 point
  30. @Candydez12 The Gray Jay has been officially renamed to Canada Jay. Here's one I took a photo of in Vermont at Moose Bog.
    1 point
  31. Spotted this Turtle hatchling this morning (just over an inch long). They tend to stall halfway across paths (especially if they are asphalt) and need a helping hand. Quite late as the ones at our local site had all finished heading for the water three weeks ago.
    1 point
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  33. Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
    1 point
  34. 12 White Wagtail. 13 Barn Swallow. Two photos. 14 Eurasian Collared Dove. 15 Eurasian Coot. 16 Great cormorant.
    1 point
  35. 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
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