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Spyonabird

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  1. The first bird I knew the name of was a Red-winged Blackbird. They would nest in the field in front of our house. There was a natural spring that flowed there and it created a small wetland. They co-existed very peacefully with the cows. I was about 8 yo.
  2. We have a pair nesting every year along our local greenway. They like to hide whenever I am there. This is the best I could do. From 2016
  3. I have the Canon Connect app and I find it worthless for bird photography in my hands. My pics are never sharp as it lags on the focus. I only use it for quick downloads to my phone. It might be better for more stationary objects or landscapes.
  4. If it is still there this weekend, I may plan a trip to Jordan Lake. 🙂
  5. Can I have 2 for today? This is the best shot I could get of an Eastern Wood Peewee. They are very skittish
  6. female black-throated blue? 9/27/20 Winston Salem, NC
  7. 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
  8. I'm terrible with flycatchers. Any thoughts? 9/20/20 Winston Salem, NC
  9. I'm going through some older pics. Is this a Cassin's Finch? Phoenix Arizona - November 2019
  10. A Willet on the beach. The sun was very harsh and I blew out the highlights but I still like this shot.
  11. 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
  12. An American Goldfinch handing around by backyard
  13. I witnessed this interaction between a wasp and a small bee. The stared at each other a few seconds then the bee left.
  14. A Song Sparrow at dusk as the final rays of sunshine are fading.
  15. 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.
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