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  1. Oddly, this is the number 1 photo of an Olive-sided Flycatcher, in Texas.
    16 points
  2. This is such a niche subject, and sometimes people will label something as macro that's really not. Shouldn't be too many/any of birds, because of how close you'd have to get wouldn't be good for the birds, usually. Anyway, if you got 'em, flaunt 'em! I used to shoot this way a lot, but my lens has gone kaput. Sad panda. I'm realizing how many flowers I did this way, but I'll only post a few of those. (And bugs, but those are in the other thread) That depth of field, though. . . The ones I got the most buzz about: And a funky one that I've always just liked:
    15 points
  3. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369569861 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369569851 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369569741
    15 points
  4. Olive-sided are really tricky to get a good photo of. They're always perched way up high and usually far away.
    15 points
  5. Magnolia Warbler with a snack (Some kind of leafhopper?) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369477921
    14 points
  6. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369028381
    14 points
  7. No good photos, but here's one flycatchin'
    14 points
  8. 14 points
  9. Hard to find one lower down than 50 feet, but here’s an immature that was closer last week.
    14 points
  10. I'm gonna sneak in a Black-crowned Night-Heron since I forgot to post mine and we don't have a new bird yet
    14 points
  11. Lighting stunk though. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/370123781
    13 points
  12. Lots of yellow flowers are in bloom here, so I went out looking for birds. Here's a Lesser Goldfinch.
    13 points
  13. Don't like posting multiple but really having a hard time choosing today https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369340791 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369343601 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369340711
    13 points
  14. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369323471
    13 points
  15. 13 points
  16. You may have just seen this picture not long ago. Beat the cutoff on this one by a week or so!
    12 points
  17. 11 points
  18. My 22 year old son took these with my Samsung phone today. It was pouring rain, Florida, and we’ve only had 2 of them. We were shocked to see 5. Wish they were better photos but we are exited.
    11 points
  19. Shoo! Shoo! I like being solitary!
    11 points
  20. Alligator Snapping Turtles actually have a pretty widespread range in eastern drainages in Texas. A buddy of mine does research on these populations and we trapped these in the Angelina River basin this weekend. After a few measurements, we sent them on their merry way. Lil guy One still had a Yellow Bullhead caught in the throat, still attached to the lure.
    11 points
  21. Song Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369482291
    11 points
  22. Not as cute as the previous posts Snowy Plover, but still cute American Redstart.
    11 points
  23. Not a species I see frequently! Maricopa County, AZ. 5/17/17
    11 points
  24. While waiting for my lifer Stilt Sandpiper to show up the other day, I got distracted by another one of the odd grasshoppers I had been seeing jumping in front of me. I went in for a closer look, went ankle deep in mud in sneakers (sigh) and saw one of these! Then, I looked around, and they were everywhere! I did a little photo shoot I put on my Instagram, but here is my best photo of one! Green Tree Frog (I think)
    11 points
  25. Sorry, I think this one's also in the "dinner time" thread. Video at https://flic.kr/p/YuRPUj
    11 points
  26. 1. Cape May - note orange cheeks, short streaks on breast and sides 2. Yellow-throated Vireo - Note the spectacles and thick bill vs #5 3. Cape May - note single wing bar (patch) 4. Pine - drab bird. Note the dark lores and pale supralorals, eye arcs 5. Pine - Bright adult
    10 points
  27. Bald Eagle. Huge bill, lots of white in the "wingpits," no golden nape.
    10 points
  28. I saw this Belted Kingfisher fly down the river a bit and disappear behind some trees yesterday. As I got closer I found a small opening in the branches where I could zoom in from the cover of the trees.
    10 points
  29. Cali Scrub-Jay https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/369777081
    10 points
  30. This is actually a Lincoln's! Note the super fine streaks backed by a buff color, along with the buffy malar.
    10 points
  31. That was my best guess too but he must have been practicing for a PRS match - this lake is all mudflats and I think the largest rock I have ever seen was about 3" At least my kids made good use of the mud 😁
    10 points
  32. Never been able to get close to one either.
    10 points
  33. Savannah Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/368962031
    10 points
  34. I just compiled a list for this topic. It's the most commonly e-birded birds in the US ranked from most common to rarest, with species we've done overlaid in green. Some interesting statistics: Our least reported bird that we've done for this topic is American Bittern (352), barley beating out Olive-sided Flycatcher (332). The most common bird we haven't done is Northern Cardinal (2). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zm2umE6cYi9UnCkfdfkHo-JfKSaVErcu0rZvqEwnaQ0/edit?usp=sharing
    10 points
  35. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/370236501
    9 points
  36. Speaking of, when my (now) wife and I moved to Vancouver she was working at the university and borrowed some giant field glasses for us to take down to the beach to look at birds after work. So Friday afternoon in mid-summer we went down the stairs to Wreck Beach with these hilariously large binoculars around our necks, and realized that we'd both somehow forgotten it was a clothing optional beach. A wee bit embarrassing.
    9 points
  37. 😵 I need to go somewhere for shorebird migration...
    9 points
  38. This is not a good angle to be looking for how round or square the tail is AND males and females have differently shaped tails. Really not a reliable field mark. The body is too elongated, the legs are much too robust, and the white tail tip is too broad for a Sharpie.
    9 points
  39. Cute lil' Snowy Plover https://ebird.org/checklist/S94532927
    9 points
  40. “And so I said, ‘Well gosh, Linda, don’t you think Jimmy is a little old to be doing that?’ And she had the AUDACITY to... Hey, are you even listening to me??”
    9 points
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