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  1. 16 points
    Sub Adult Little Blue Heron (calico).. trying something different,using my instagram feed to host pic,I am slowly deleting pics off flickr because of their 1000 pic rule for free accounts. Dont think the quality is there but at least it will stay on the web.
  2. 16 points
    The Scissortail Flycatcher has frequented a tree in my backyard and this is my first of a bird in flight taken this afternoon.
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    White Ibis, they are currently on eggs, which if they hatch will be the first recorded nesting pair in New Jersey,ever!!
  6. 14 points
    American Kestrel with breakfast early this morning in San Dimas Canyon CA
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    Yellow Crowned Night Heron chicks, about two weeks old
  10. 12 points
    Mississippi kite in Nevada
  11. 12 points
    Field Sparrow by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
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    Black Skimmer skimming at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach CA yesterday.
  14. 12 points
    Green-tailed Towhee by Connor Cochrane, on Flickr
  15. 12 points
    Cooper's Hawk by hbvol50, on Flickr
  16. 11 points
    Roadrunner and a Lizard. Yucca Valley, Mojave Desert.
  17. 11 points
    My best pic of the day is a pair of Painted Buntings. We have been lucky this year to have two pair frequent our feeders, and this morning one pair came up for pics.
  18. 11 points
    I can see you, can you see me? Eastern Screech-Owl at sunset yesterday (ISO 51,200).
  19. 11 points
    Eastern Phoebe with a mouthful of moth
  20. 11 points
    My Bluebirds and the 3 babies. I’m in love and a bird Grandma. ❤️❤️❤️ Central Florida.
  21. 11 points
    The primary difficulty beginning birders (and some others) have is focusing on a single character to ID an unknown bird. The point of my previous comment was to point out the need to look at the whole bird, not just that the plumage is mostly black or blackish. The white tail bands on Zone-tailed usually provide the easiest differentiator between vultures and Zone-tailed Hawk. In bird ID, simply finding a character or characters that match for a particular species is not enough. Once one has a tentative ID, one then needs to rule out all other possibilities. One does that by looking for other features that can effect that ruling in or ruling out. For those on this forum that don't care to learn, that's fine. I've always said that birding is a great hobby as participants can do what they want with it. If one wants just to enjoy the chickadees and other birds that come to backyard feeders, that's fine. If one wants to see 9000 species of birds, that's fine. If one wants to become the acknowledged expert on the foraging behavior of parulid warblers, that's fine. Birding can encompass those and an infinite number of other personal takes on the birding hobby. Personally, I think that the very best part of birding, is learning new things. And there's always something new to learn, no matter how expert one becomes in the hobby. Thus, I don't understand birders that are not inquisitive, do not care to learn at their every opportunity. I understand that they exist, but it is so far outside my ken, my personal joie de vivre. That's one of the reasons that I'm also "into" dragonflies and butterflies and moths and tiger beetles and robber flies and whatever. Learning, to me, is the single best aspect of being alive.
  22. 11 points
    I believe this is a Redheaded Woodpecker and is my first pic ever of it.
  23. 10 points
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    Little blue heron chick wing stretching
  26. 10 points
    Yellow Crowned Night heron chicks, about 4 weeks old
  27. 10 points
    Peregrine It is a robust falcon with a relatively wide wing base. Sooty and Red-footed falcons are slender, narrow-winged falcons. Sooty Falcon Red-footed Falcon Both of those are also ruled out by the extensively pale head visible in the first pic. That pale could suggest the New World arctic-breeding race, tundrius, which generally has a white forehead and usually shows less black on the head. The bird is also obviously medium-gray on the underparts and undersides to the wings, with no suggestion of streaking, therefore it's an adult. The feet look yellow in the first pic, so the bright orange in the second pic is certainly a photographic artifact.
  28. 9 points
    Some mallard ducklings on a floating log
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    Come at me Bro
  31. 9 points
    Patiently w aiting for a snack from the adults
  32. 9 points
    Hummingbird in my backyard.
  33. 9 points
    Eastern Kingbird by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Little blue Heron fledgling getting in some flight time
  37. 8 points
    Diversion Canal, Riverfront Park, Columbia SC.
  38. 8 points
    Which Sandpiper taken yesterday in Milford Connecticut Sandpiper ...? by Todd Cameron, on Flickr
  39. 8 points
    This Leconte's Thrasher has been coming to my yard lately here in the Mojave Desert @ rural part of Yucca Valley Ca. A very friendly guy, will come right up to me.
  40. 8 points
    Territorial dispute this morning - the last time this happened it resulted in a significant loss of plumage for one of them.
  41. 8 points
    Recently fledged Redtail hawk with dinner
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    Just letting folks know that the checklist committee of the American Ornithological Society has published this year's supplement to the "Check-list" and has elevated Mexican Duck to species status. Interestingly, the genetic work that finally got this change accepted by AOS strongly suggests that there are two species of Mottled Ducks. Unfortunately for South Carolinians and Georgians, the introduced birds are a hybrid swarm, so if the Mottled Ducks get split -- and that split was the deepest among Mallard, Am. Black Duck, the Mottleds, and Mexican, those two states may not be able to count either. Unfortunately, they've been invading northeast Florida and could come into contact with Florida Mottled Ducks in the very near future. Since that species/subspecies is already doing so poorly....
  43. 8 points
    They don't look like they're walking. 😎
  44. 8 points
    Black Throated Sparrow...... Mojave Desert yesterday.
  45. 8 points
    Black Crowned Night Heron portrait
  46. 8 points
    From yesterday. Great Horned Owl.
  47. 8 points
    Black-crowned Night Heron this morning (don't seem to be as many around this year) and sticking with a slower shutter (1/500 here) for BIF whenever I can.
  48. 8 points
    House Wren by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  49. 8 points
    An impatient young Downy Woodpecker with dad.
  50. 8 points
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