hiimlesphotos:Resting

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

hiimlesphotos:

Resting

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klemannlee: Whimbreloops…. Long Billed Curlew

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

klemannlee:

Whimbrel

oops…. Long Billed Curlew

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hiimlesphotos:Over the Shoulder

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

hiimlesphotos:

Over the Shoulder

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theladyvampire-deactivated20200:Raven in flight Photography by Geoff Fandrick.

Friday, January 1st, 2021

theladyvampire-deactivated20200:

Raven in flight

Photography by Geoff Fandrick.

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ostdrossel: I don’t post them often enough, but I love the…

Monday, December 28th, 2020

ostdrossel:

I don’t post them often enough, but I love the Whitebreasted Nuthatches. This is a male, his head cap is black, whereas the one of the female is blue-gray.

Fröhliche Weihnachten wünscht der Kleiber 🎄

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching There’s some artistic license in this one. This year’s cookie day…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

There’s some artistic license in this one. This year’s cookie day was the day before I got that shot through the kitchen window of the female Costa’s Hummingbird at our feeder. But we saw her during cookie day as well.

Mmm, baklava.

I first saw the COHU the day before cookie day, on the day that would have been our Christmas count, and it was bittersweet b/c the count wasn’t happening, and she would have been a great bird to have for it. But then again I probably wouldn’t have been in my kitchen on count day if we hadn’t cancelled.

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jhfrench:Red-Breasted Nuthatch mini prints are back in stock! I also have one more magnet of this…

Monday, December 21st, 2020

jhfrench:

Red-Breasted Nuthatch mini prints are back in stock! I also have one more magnet of this guy available. I’ll be closing my store for the year on 12/20, so if there’s something you’re eyeing, order soon!

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woodland-maiden-blog:Vintage squirrel card by Greg Giordano

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

woodland-maiden-blog:

Vintage squirrel card by Greg Giordano

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a-solitary-sea-rover: Vendée Globe 2020: Solitary, ethereal moments 

Monday, December 14th, 2020

a-solitary-sea-rover:

Vendée Globe 2020: Solitary, ethereal moments 

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Find the RCKI!This isn’t my photo. I stole it, because I love it, from Howard Friedman, whose eBird…

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Find the RCKI!

This isn’t my photo. I stole it, because I love it, from Howard Friedman, whose eBird list is here.

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bidoctor: nature series 2/∞

Monday, December 14th, 2020

bidoctor:

nature series 2/∞

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Today I cancelled our Christmas count.I’d spent most of the last few weeks organizing: processing…

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Today I cancelled our Christmas count.

I’d spent most of the last few weeks organizing: processing signups, assigning people territories, emailing maps and lists of target species, coordinating access permissions.

We knew it was going to be dicey; months ago Audubon told the CBC compilers it was up to us whether we held our counts this year or not. Most counts went forward, at least tentatively. In assigning people I split them up, told them no carpooling, avoid birding in groups that weren’t from the same bubble. We replaced the noon tally and the evening compilation dinner with Zoom meetings.

And it was going really well! We had more than 60 people sign up, only a little short of the last few years. We had a bunch of really top-notch people excited about covering parts of our circle we’d never covered before. We were scouting rarities. I really thought this could be the year we broke our 160-species barrier.

But the new stay at home order came out a few days ago, and the more I thought about it the worse I felt. Healthcare workers are being stretched to the breaking point. Yes, socially distanced outdoor recreation is officially okay under the stay at home order, and birdwatching arguably qualifies. We could have done a version of the count that was consistent with the letter of the order.

But not with its spirit.

So I pulled the plug.

In the scale of sacrifices people are making it’s pretty small. But still.

*sigh*

Next year.

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destinationtoast:tfw a bird COMMANDS you to do somethingand you obey Well, it’s an accipiter. I…

Friday, December 4th, 2020

destinationtoast:

tfw a bird COMMANDS you to do something

and you obey

Well, it’s an accipiter. I struggle sometimes with Cooper’s Hawk vs. Sharp-shinned Hawk. This is one of those two. I’m not expert enough to be sure from this view, but if you forced me to pick one I’d choose Cooper’s Hawk.

Definitely an awesome bird either way.

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hiimlesphotos:Hawk Eye

Friday, December 4th, 2020

hiimlesphotos:

Hawk Eye

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ostdrossel: This morning, a Northern Flicker came to the bird…

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

ostdrossel:

This morning, a Northern Flicker came to the bird bath. I think they are one of the most beautiful birds around here but they never come to my feeders – they prefer drilling the lawn for ants. So I was delighted to watch him. With his short woodpecker legs, he seemed to have some issues with the pebbles, but he still made it work. I hope he comes back. (The male can be distinguished from the female by his “mustache”. The female doesn’t have that.)

I like the young robin begging for food. Flicker: I am not your mother!

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todaysbird:this is ashley the barn owl. ashley is melanistic, which means his body produces too much…

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

todaysbird:

this is ashley the barn owl. ashley is melanistic, which means his body produces too much black pigment – the opposite of albinism.

source: (x)

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montereybayaquarium:Chin scritches for young Jalapeño the common…

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

montereybayaquarium:

Chin scritches for young Jalapeño the common murre

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hiimlesphotos:Morning Light

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

hiimlesphotos:

Morning Light

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fatchance:Recent birds / Aves recientes: Pyrrhuloxia / Cardenal…

Monday, November 9th, 2020

fatchance:

Recent birds / Aves recientes:

Pyrrhuloxia / Cardenal desértico (Cardinalis sinuatus).

Curve-billed thrasher / Cuicacoche pico curvo (Toxostoma curvirostre).

White-winged dove / 

Paloma alas blancas (Zenaida asiatica).

Mexican jay / Chara pecho gris (Aphelocoma wollweberi). This first-year bird is still showing traces of pink at the gape flange on its beak. 

I’m trying to learn Spanish common names for some of my everyday birds. These photos were all taken at the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary in Cochise County, Arizona. Please click any photo in the set for enlarged views. 

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garyachapple:Red-tailed Hawk Flying Away Toronto Botanical…

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

garyachapple:

Red-tailed Hawk Flying Away 

Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, September 04, 2020 

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