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  1. Hi all! I took this picture last summer sometime in July at a cool wildlife Refuge called Pinckney Island just outside Hilton Head Island. Since then, I haven't been able to put my finger on it. It looks similar to a Great Blue Heron, but there are some key differences like the multi-colored bill/beak and weird legs. There's just something different about this bird. Oh, and if it helps at all, I do recall that day that this bird was chaperoning some youngster birds who weren't too old so maybe it has to be with the breeding season. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
  2. My Florida boy (AKA Hubby) is finally doing good on his promise to take me to the Everglades. Thirty+ years later. The closest I ever got were a Nazareth concert in Hollywood Florida in 1978 and a drive through it from St. Pete to get to a wedding in Tamarac many years ago. We are doing a paddling & camping (& birding, for me) trip. I went to ebird to check the lists for Collier county and saw @Connor Cochranehas been busy down there recently. 🙂 I am hoping to see a Mangrove Cuckoo, but the Bar Charts are a little meh for December. Even if I don't see anything new, it should be a terrific trip. ❤️
  3. We love to attract the small Hummingbirds in our backyard. Many people recommended us the use of the special nectar hummingbird feeders to have this tiny creature in our backyard. But we are little confuse to choose the best feeder. We have find some of the feeder suggestions on internet, which include the following. https://hummingbirdmentor.com/feeders/best/ https://www.thespruce.com/best-hummingbird-feeders-4159147 https://birdwatchinghq.com/best-hummingbird-feeders/ Let us know your thoughts about these suggestions to choose the right for our backyard. Any feeder expert here who can help us to choose the best one. Thanks in advance. What do you think glass feeders are better or plastic?
  4. Nivalis

    Hawaii

    This is an upcoming trip for me but one I am so excited for so I have to tell/ask ya'll about it. My current plan (which evolves around my dads work schedule) is to spend a week on the big island (also known as the island Hawaii- its the one with the volcano) and then spend a week in Honolulu. A friend of mine is going to be staying on the big island at the same time as me and has said he knows some good spots, wanted to ask here though either because you guys tend to know whats up. So, Best birding spots on the big island? Also almost more importantly, Best spots in and around Honolulu? because my budy will be staying on big island when I go to the city. I have been using Ebird to watch sightings and check around the hotspots, but sometimes that can only go so far in telling where the birding actually exists. current time frame is planing to fly in on Christmas eve and be there for two weeks. Thanks for any thoughts! Glad to be back on this forum!
  5. Living on the outskirts of NE Scottsdale, our south wall of glass gives us this view. [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242863041_b6be2edee3_h.jpg[/img] Some of the visitors to our water and bird feeders... [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242862551_8de4a9df2e_h.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1762/28207245637_da4a33863f_h.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51242149927_57ac7a0dc2_h.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51248591542_e822d645f6_b.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51250360605_1331089c89_b.jpg[/img] https://www.flickr.com/gp/23797332@N05/Q87514
  6. The Fastest Birds In The World Birds come in all shapes and sizes and boast a variety of physical capacities, such as the ability to fly or dive at rates of speed that rival vehicles. Peregrine falcons can hit speeds of up to 240 miles per hour while diving, or stooping, using their long, pointed wing. During courtship the ruby-throated hummingbird can beat its wings more than 200 times per second. Often seen as majestic creatures as they soar overhead, birds come in all shapes and sizes and boast a variety of physical capacities, such as the ability to fly or dive at rates of speed that rival vehicles. Some, like the flightless ostrich, are able to run at break-neck speed to avoid their natural predators. These speedy animals combine thrust, drag, weight, and lift to achieve flight but their wing-beat and span helps dictate just how fast they may be able to take off. These are some of the fastest birds in the world according to specific skill sets like diving ability, flight and running speed, and wing-beat. The Fastest Birds In The World Peregrine Falcon Gray Headed Albatross Ostrich Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Anna's Hummingbird Eurasian Hobby Gyrfalcon
  7. Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush (Zoothera imbricate) A rare shy forest loving ground thrush with olive brown above with rufous buff underparts. The scaly pattern all over the body and a larger and longer bill with its chunky appearance make identification easy. It is confined to lower hills and higher elevations. Spends most of its time on the ground turning over the dead leaves looking for insect food.
  8. If anyone has a blog they would like to share you can do so here, mine is attached https://buoybird.art.blog/
  9. taken 6/29/19 at 9:16 AM Mahopac, NY This little bird appear to be alone going from branches to branches at the edge of a wooden area. It's the first time I've seen that bird. Is this a Great Crested Flycatcher?
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