that-crazy-scorpio-man: todaysbird: ahh x … SQUONK!!! Walking home that nightThe sack across my…

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

todaysbird:

ahh

x

… SQUONK!!!

Walking home that night

The sack across my back the sound of sobbing on my shoulder

When suddenly it stopped

I opened up the sack, all that I had

A pool of bubbles and tears, just a pool of tears

Just a pool of tears

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greetings

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

greetings

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falseknees:❤️ Prints available here ❤️

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

falseknees:

❤️ Prints available here ❤️

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seagirl49: Soar © Susan Kramer 2017 All Rights Reserved…

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

seagirl49:

Soar

© Susan Kramer 2017 All Rights Reserved

North Central Illinois US

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garyachapple: Turkey Vulture  Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Mono,…

Friday, July 31st, 2020

garyachapple:

Turkey Vulture 

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Mono, Ontario, June 16, 2020 

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terfery: “You’ve been taking seagull pictures for 15 minutes now, you must have…

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

terfery:

“You’ve been taking seagull pictures for 15 minutes now, you must have hundreds. What are you even going to do with them”

– my sister

Anyway the seagulls were flying really close today so have some pictures of seagulls

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essence-of-nature: chrisburkard A dirty roadside puddle in Dutch…

Monday, July 13th, 2020

essence-of-nature:

chrisburkard

A dirty roadside puddle in Dutch Harbor Alaska. A place where bald eagles outnumber seagulls and a sight like this is often overlooked let alone acknowledged. I remember being behind the wheel of our rental car while my assistant @_ryanhill_ shot this with a telephoto as we drove past. Not the romantic interaction with nature you would envision with a shot like this but that is the reality behind most photographs. The best moments happen within a split second.

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lsleofskye:San Diego, United States

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

lsleofskye:

San Diego, United States

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fatchance: White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) at the Ash…

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

fatchance:

White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) at the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Cochise County, Arizona.

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isstinna: BREAKING NEWS I just learned about a bird species called Golden Plover. Their chicks have…

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

isstinna:

BREAKING NEWS

I just learned about a bird species called Golden Plover. Their chicks have an amazing camouflage: their baby fluff resembles MOSS!

LOOK AT THEM! JUST LOOK AT THEM!

…Oh to be a tiny golden plover lying in the moss safe and sound waiting for your mom to bring you some worms…

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hiimlesphotos:Acorns

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

hiimlesphotos:

Acorns

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klemannlee: Bay-breasted Warbler family, Male, Female, Juvi.

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

klemannlee:

Bay-breasted Warbler family, Male, Female, Juvi.

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birbmania:Red-winged blackbird, male … Bombay Hook National…

Monday, June 15th, 2020

birbmania:

Red-winged blackbird, male …
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware … 5/28/20

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Photo

Monday, June 15th, 2020

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walking-geema: Birds in my yard ~ babies

Friday, June 12th, 2020

walking-geema:

Birds in my yard ~ babies

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hiimlesphotos:Head Colors

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

hiimlesphotos:

Head Colors

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klemannlee: American Redstart Hands down, the most difficult to…

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

klemannlee:

American Redstart 

Hands down, the most difficult to photograph I have ever encountered. 

Whoa

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klemannlee: American Redstart – female

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

klemannlee:

American Redstart – female

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Another question: I’m having a hard time finding photos of birds from below, but that’s often the perspective I have on them in the field. I was looking at a goldfinch today and had a good view of its underside. The underside of the tail was white, with what looked like orange or reddish-brown tips. Could that narrow down which type of goldfinch it was? or am I misremembering what I saw and neither goldfinch would have a tail like that?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

That species pair (American vs. Lesser Goldfinch) is still pretty tricky for me. If you’re going by plumage there’s a fair amount of individual variation to contend with (and for the American, seasonal variation). Sibley (who’s probably getting fairly annoyed at what I’m doing to his copyright; maybe I should delete these?) shows some of them looking like this:

A big help is learning their voices. Both species are little chatterboxes, and if you learn to recognize them that way it will answer the question quickly in most cases.

For me the journey from beginning birder to slightly less of a beginning birder has meant learning to pay more attention to things besides plumage. There are many other clues, and for distant/poorly seen/otherwise-tricky IDs those clues can be more important than which colors are where on the bird.

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Bird guides have pictures of “breeding plumage”–but how long does breeding plumage last? Does a bird have it for only 3 weeks? for half the year? How do I know when to look for breeding plumage, and when to look for nonbreeding plumage?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

It’s species-specific, and I believe to a lesser extent can also be population/location/individual-specific within a species. But in general the cycles are a period of months.

A good field guide (I’m a Sibley fan) will give you an idea by captioning the illustrations with a range of months. Is there a particular species you’re wondering about? I can give more details if so.

Some examples:

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