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  1. I brought an almost 20 year old lens to Europe with me as I didn't want my main gear to get stolen. This means no good pictures. I'm surprised I was even able to get a slightly focused photo in flight of this Common Swift.
    11 points
  2. And so was this.
    6 points
  3. 6 points
  4. Fly portraits 😀
    6 points
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. Shot with 100-500 zoom and a 30mm extension tube. Doesn't get me a lot more minimum focus distance, but enough I won't have to jump off the porch to get moths in focus on side of the house.
    5 points
  8. I was fortunate this morning to find a couple of these secretive Henslow's Sparrows in a 327 acre field!
    5 points
  9. Looks like a young Chipping Sparrow
    4 points
  10. And people think ticks are annoying....
    4 points
  11. I thought about saving this photo for the R's because of the Red-winged Blackbird riding on the Osprey's shoulder. 🙃
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. It's an ostrich nest!
    4 points
  14. Cool thread! I don't have a macro lens, but took some snowflake photos using an extension tube. Lots of rime ice on some of these. I also saw lots of broken or clumped snowflakes, but some look more ideal.
    4 points
  15. Cassin‘s Sparrow?
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. Over the years, I've accumulated a number of bird houses, but I was never sure where to put them all so that squirrels and other predators wouldn't disturb them. I ultimately decided mounting them on poles would be best, but then it was hard to find good poles that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This spring I finally got them all mounted and set up in my yard, and now, we have our first brood of baby house wrens!
    3 points
  18. "When I asked for a "Wingman" this isn't exactly what I had in mind!!"
    3 points
  19. 3 points
  20. @grrtt91, welcome to Whatbird! The front bird shows white bars on either side of the blue wing patch (speculum). I'm with @RobinHood; this is a Mallard trait. Would you be more specific about where in North Carolina? Thanks.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/462130961
    3 points
  23. I'm seeing a trend here. Perhaps @Jessica2008 could teach @robert2008 how to embed a link so she doesn't have to come back and do it herself.
    3 points
  24. birdie 🦉 #35: 🟥🟨🟨🟩⬛⬛ This was one of my favorite birds when I was young. I have photographed it. I've learned that it's best to not waste a guess by putting nothing. Even if you haven't the foggiest, at least put in a bird with a color or with common, American, northern, winged, tailed, or headed in its name. I've been playing this game without a field guide and treating it as a way to test my knowledge. However, it's perfectly fine to play with a field guide, as then it's a test in your ability to use the tools at your disposal.
    3 points
  25. Not sure what else it could be
    3 points
  26. From yesterday, Common Swift
    3 points
  27. White-crowned Sparrow's behind https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/461932101
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Forgot how far NC is ahead of Ontario in plumage, explains the dark bill. A Mallard chick this morning in ON (same dark bill) but not quite as advanced.
    2 points
  30. They’re not pure mottled, either hybrid or pure MALL.
    2 points
  31. Quite sure these are juvenile Mallards. But I can't rule out Mottled hybrid because I know nothing about them!
    2 points
  32. Yep, juvenile Common Raven.
    2 points
  33. How about removing the word Northern from the name of birds that don't have a Southern counterpart, an idea that I believe was previously suggested somewhere else on the forum. When I go to All About Birds and type Northern into their search engine I get a list of MANY Northern birds. When I type Southern into the same search engine I get ZERO results. Why the heavy loading of Northern birds when there's no Southern birds to balance it out. Rhetorical question of course, unless you happen to know the answer.
    2 points
  34. Welcome to Whatbird, tris. I also feel that this is a Common Raven.
    2 points
  35. My Common Yellowthroat. When I finally got a good look at this bird, I was disappointed by the "common" name. How about the "Rare Spectacular Yellowthroat"? You're not common to me, bird.
    2 points
  36. I should have been able to recognize that. It just looked so goofy that I couldn't think about the features that it had. Thanks.
    2 points
  37. I think that @photog46 was saying the nest was about 4" in diameter. At least that's the way I read it.
    2 points
  38. Black-headed Grosbeak.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Aphids! They're actually kinda cute...
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. My wife just got these for Father's Day for me and our young birders to be
    2 points
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