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  1. 16 points
    You may have noticed a theme developing but as well as being in my overall top ten of favourite birds they are now my Number 1 for entertainment value (if you get a chance just watch them for a while). This one snagged a crayfish and resisted several sibling attacks (including grabbing its miniscule wing and trying to drag it underwater) before needing several attempts to swallow it. They are amazingly self confident at this age - one of the chicks had a confrontation with a Canada Goose and the goose backed off (the adults routinely chased off Mute Swans).
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    Leucustic Glossy Ibis fledgling
  3. 15 points
  4. 15 points
    White-breasted Nuthatch and Northern Waterthrush
  5. 15 points
    Tonight is the first time the juvenile Great Horned Owls came to the yard before dark. It gave a chance to get some better pics of them playing.
  6. 15 points
    Couldnt ask for a better subject on a mimosa tree
  7. 14 points
    This morning - the joys of parenting!!
  8. 13 points
    Black Crowned night heron chick begging for food
  9. 12 points
    Pair of Black Skimmers today at the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. 12 points
    Barn Swallow fledgling crying for food..
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    The two juvenile Great Horned Owls sat on two of my firewood holder T-posts just at sunset tonight.
  14. 11 points
    From this morning--a pair of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks with 13 chicks. I'm not sure where these nested but they often nest in tree cavities.
  15. 11 points
    A pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
  16. 11 points
    Not the greatest of photos, but I thought this Gray Catbird posed nicely for me.
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    Just after sunset, we frequently have 2 to 3 Great Horned Owls come up to the yard. Tonight one posed in the Oak tree.
  20. 10 points
    Ospreys have started to fledge here in Jersey
  21. 10 points
    Something just hatched at my patch😊
  22. 10 points
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    Brown Thrasher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  24. 9 points
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  27. 9 points
    Not the best quality, but a pretty bird.
  28. 9 points
  29. 9 points
    Roadrunner from last week, rural Yucca Valley Ca...Mojave Desert.......To hot to shoot the last few days.
  30. 9 points
    Move!-0056 by peter spencer, on Flickr Dunlin being territorial.
  31. 8 points
    Immature Green Heron this morning.
  32. 8 points
    Black Tern, been trying to get a pic of these guys for years,Its still not a great shot but its my first.
  33. 8 points
    A Barred owl chick. They nested in the same area last year, but these owlets are far behind where the other chicks were at this point. My profile picture is the owlets last year taken on August 4th. A lot more downy feathers on these ones! Unfortunately they only like to be out in bad lighting. Still have yet to see an actual adult Barred Owl....
  34. 8 points
    I was sitting on the bank of a river today when something frightened away the Louisiana Waterthrush I was watching. I soon found out what scared it...
  35. 8 points
    Be -VERY- careful marking Rubber Chicken based solely on the call. eBird will usually flag the ID since It extremely difficult to differentiate from Rubber Ducky.
  36. 8 points
    Black-crowned Night-Heron juvenile and a Marsh Wren this morning.
  37. 8 points
    One immature male Painted Bunting and one mature Painted Bunting taken this morning.
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    Swallow-tailed Kite by hbvol50, on Flickr
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    A very cute bushtit and a very colorful red-crowned parrot, apparently endangered in its native habitat.
  43. 8 points
    Cattle Egret Family Anahauc NWR 7-20 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  44. 7 points
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  49. 7 points
    Juvenile Common Yellowthroat by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
  50. 7 points
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