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  1. 6 points
  2. I generally ignore anything not holding still as I have had very little luck getting good or even okay photos of anything moving. This Dragonfly, however, was just begging for me to try it seemed. Hovering close but not too close right at eye level or just below I decided to give it shot.
    5 points
  3. Nevermind this is a female Common Yellowthroat
    5 points
  4. 5 points
  5. There's something flying onto the tree a few seconds in, but it's hard to see and low resolution. This is far from definitive proof.
    4 points
  6. Eastern Wood-Pewee, I think.
    4 points
  7. Traill’s Flycatcher (Willow/Alder). Not separable except by voice and range, but you can expect both at your location right now.
    4 points
  8. The female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks seem to be dominating the feeders lately. This one successfully chased off the Northern Cardinal, and firmly held her ground when the bigger and noisier Red-bellied Woodpecker flew in a few seconds later.
    4 points
  9. This could have been funny if my camera was on the tripod, but that would have just been sad because I never would have gotten the shot.
    4 points
  10. Most certainly
    4 points
  11. Female House Finch
    4 points
  12. One of my all time bests, it’s quite crisp(at least for my photos). The knee tripod really does work! Thoughts appreciated https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/573690241?
    4 points
  13. I wouldn’t call either of these Phillies based off of these photos. I can see it for the first bird, but not the second.
    4 points
  14. Bank Swallows! Pretty uncommon in the county. They flew super fast, barely had enough time to ID them.
    4 points
  15. Ratings Appreciated!! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/574123061 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/574123081
    3 points
  16. That’s a Chestnut-sided Warbler, one of my favorites!
    3 points
  17. It's an Indigo Bunting
    3 points
  18. American Redstart female/immature male.
    3 points
  19. I agree with female/immature Common Yellowthroat.
    3 points
  20. Look like House Finches to me
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. I see Mink regularly (photos of territorial fighting, mating, plus taking off with a large Mute Swan cygnet despite a fierce defence by the parent) but I had never seen one up a tree. Something different every day.
    3 points
  23. Looks like Cliff
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. Yesterday - two things I hadn't seen before. A Mink was raiding Red-winged nests, saw me coming and flew up an adjacent tree. A Painted Turtle hitching a ride on a Snapper (shooting through reeds).
    3 points
  26. Nestlings and fledglings of many species have orange-yellow mouths, along with the flesh around their bills (the 'gape'). That's what the parents aim for! These have probably left the nest recently but are still semi-dependent on the adults for food. Other clues they're recently out of the nest is they don't fly very well yet, and will follow their parents around begging with their open orange mouths and flapping wings.
    2 points
  27. birdie 🦅 #363: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  28. A grosbeak would have a larger, heftier bill.
    2 points
  29. birdie 🦉 #363: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. Love both of these. I have seen very few mink and I don't think I have any good photos. And the hitch hiker is just cool.
    2 points
  32. Learn to tell time the old old fashion way. Bok Tower in Florida
    2 points
  33. Agreed. Traill’s cannot be safely identified without vocalizations. You can guesstimate, but can’t be sure.
    2 points
  34. To me, Warbling Vireos can have dark lores. It’s that Phillys have darker lores than the line behind their eye.
    2 points
  35. A pretty crisp photo for me.
    2 points
  36. Idk how we’re ruling out Alder, as any Traill’s in the Great Dismal should be a migrant
    2 points
  37. Well, snap! I was Scauped last week and Sniped this one, lol!! So I'll just enjoy everyone else's photos.🙂
    2 points
  38. I'm up to 181 with a Dickcissel in a neighboring county.
    2 points
  39. https://ebird.org/tripreport/130910 Yesterday, my father and I went to Corn Creek and up to Mount Charleston, where we saw a good variety of birds. Seven of those were firsts of the year. Black-throated Gray Warbler Virginia's Warbler Warbling Vireo Plumbeous Vireo Red Crossbill Pygmy Nuthatch Mountain Chickadee
    2 points
  40. I'm now up to 108 with Chimney Swifts, Bank Swallows, and Semipalmated Plovers.
    2 points
  41. I recently made this custom ringtone from my Red Junglefowl observation back in March. I love the rooster's extra syllable and hoarse voice. I only set it up around a month ago, so it still freaks me out a little when I get calls. Incoming calls made me jumpier after I first set it up. It was a fun exercise as well, as I had to look up the process, which involves getting the WAV file onto my iPhone, then exporting it into GarageBand, before creating and setting the ringtone as default for all incoming calls. I don't have to worry about getting faked out, as these birds are nowhere near when I normally bird, and I have no other occasion to go to that area. Now, I'm reminded to set a new custom ringtone for incoming texts. 🙂 Junglefowl Call.wav
    2 points
  42. Moth season might be hindered by the American Robin nesting right outside the doors I grab pics. Lifer - Light Marathyssa Moth
    2 points
  43. Welcome to Whatbird, @Jill L. While this forum is not dedicated specifically to photo critiquing, there are members willing to offer opinions on a wide range of photography questions. In fact, @IKLland started one sub-forum that is devoted to providing feedback for improving photo editing skills. We might not be photography wizards but there's a lot of experienced, and inexperienced, photographers on this site that are willing to help out fellow bird photographers and share what we know. Don't be afraid to ask for opinions, there's a wealth of knowledge to be had here. Once again, Welcome to Whatbird.
    2 points
  44. Looks like 1st Michigan record of Pecan Bud Moth Lifer Bruce Spanworm Moth in below freezing temps Lifer Snowy-shouldered Acleris Lifer Grote's Pinion Lifer Variable Narrow-wing Lifer Lesser Maple Leafroller Lifer Multiform Leafroller Moth
    2 points
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