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  1. Another unknown today. these may be both the same bird but I'm not sure. There were at least 2 birds bathing in the little creek. Winston Salem, NC 9/20/20
  2. I'm terrible with flycatchers. Any thoughts? 9/20/20 Winston Salem, NC
  3. I'm going through some older pics. Is this a Cassin's Finch? Phoenix Arizona - November 2019
  4. A Willet on the beach. The sun was very harsh and I blew out the highlights but I still like this shot.
  5. I have heard about "bad" photographers baiting the owls with mice to get the perfect shot. This is just a bad practice in general. The rules I listed above were put in place when there was in irruption of Snowys showing up in the lower 48 during the summer. People would chase them in the daytime when they are trying to sleep. The reason for the camera information was to make sure the photographer was far enough away to as not to disturb the owl. Although... people can lie. I guess they have continued the practice in an effort to give them some special protection. Snowy pics are coveted by photogs as most people don't have the opportunity to experience them.
  6. An American Goldfinch handing around by backyard
  7. I witnessed this interaction between a wasp and a small bee. The stared at each other a few seconds then the bee left.
  8. A Song Sparrow at dusk as the final rays of sunshine are fading.
  9. I belong to the Facebook group Birds of the Eastern US. (0ver 30k members) They have the following guidelines regarding Snowy Owls "Any and all Snowy Owl photographs must include all of the following: Camera make/model; camera lens specifics including focal length, make, and model; and distance from the bird. Otherwise the post will be deleted" and this one on baby birds in nests. "Please refrain from posting baby birds in nests unless you took the shot from a good distance with a telephoto lens or zoom. We want to discourage disturbance of nesting birds and their young. Close-up nest shots of babies/eggs etc. will be deleted. Any shots of this type must have been taken with a zoom or long lens (telephoto), and you must include the information on what gear you used and the distance from the birds/nest." I don't think that's too much to ask.
  10. I agree with Double Crested Cormorant. You will love NC. ( I am in Winston Salem) If you get a chance, check out the Bald Eagles and Osprey at Jordan Lake. And Welcome to Whatbird!
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