thatsbug2u: This little guy isn’t really supposed to be here…

Thursday, February 20th, 2020


This little guy isn’t really supposed to be here yet. #SavannahNWR is within the breeding range of the least bittern, but not in its winter range. I didn’t notice until processing the photo that this bird seems to have something binding it’s wing. Could be a coincidence, could be why this bird isn’t where it’s supposed to be. #naturephotography #birding #birdwatching #outdoorsphotography

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thescorpioking1983: Cousins

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020



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Afternoon stroll and birdwatching

Monday, February 17th, 2020


Today is a national holiday (though Wife still had to work), and it was a beautiful day, so I had resolved to do something outside. I convinced my dad to go for a “nature walk” with me. He didn’t want to go to the foresty regional parks in the hills, though; he pointed out that the birdwatching would be better by the bay. So we went to César Chávez Park, which is built on the site of a former landfill (it was still the dump when I was kid) and took a rather leisurely stroll for about an hour, near the end of which we saw some people flying kites (the kind with strings, not the bird!).

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This makes me as happy as if I’d seen the Say’s Phoebe myself.

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thatsbug2u: Swamp sparrow at #Savannahnwr. #birding…

Friday, February 14th, 2020


Swamp sparrow at #Savannahnwr. #birding #wildlifephotography #jaspercountysc #nofilter

I agree with @dendroica‘s tags: I think that’s probably a Song Sparrow rather than a Swamp Sparrow.

An adorable birb either way, though!

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seatrench: Cape Petrels (source)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020


Cape Petrels


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national symbol

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

national symbol

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worldmotheringair:Hermit Thrush and Berry!

Saturday, February 8th, 2020


Hermit Thrush and Berry!

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greenandflex: yes yes

Saturday, February 8th, 2020


yes yes

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michaelbidunphotography: The Red-Shouldered Hawk (rivaled only…

Monday, February 3rd, 2020


The Red-Shouldered Hawk (rivaled only by the Osprey) is perhaps one of the most common birds of prey spotted in Florida. Local hawk populations in the North-Eastern part of the United States have reportedly declined in recent years; however, more research is needed for a conclusive decision. The top issue facing Red-Shouldered Hawk populations is urbanization; the result of an ever-expanding need for resources paralleled by an exponentially expanding population



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greenandflex: no stopping in the air

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020


no stopping in the air

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Monday, January 27th, 2020



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hideki-koga:コミミズク(Short-eared Owl)

Friday, January 24th, 2020


コミミズク(Short-eared Owl)

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It’s the opposite hillside, about a mile and a half away. I wanted to show you the context, so I…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

It’s the opposite hillside, about a mile and a half away. I wanted to show you the context, so I went to Google Street View (naturally). Here’s where I parked for my last-ditch attempt to see a condor:

Just for funsies, though, let’s pan around and look down the road in the Street View image from that spot:

Huh. There’s a dark speck in the sky up there.

The Street View car was driving in that direction; let’s continue down the road and see if we can get a better view:

It’s a big soaring bird. It’s not a Red-tail, not a TUVU, doesn’t look right for an eagle… At this point just by the process of elimination there aren’t many choices left.

Well okay then. That flight silhouette pretty much nails it.

The Google Street View car drove past a California Condor.

At this point the bird was circling north as the Street View car continued south. I figured that was probably going to be the best shot, but kept “driving” while following the bird, now behind the car, and wouldn’t you know it, the bird circled back along the road, now following the car:

I think the Street View car slowed down, either for the upcoming curve or maybe because they noticed the bird? No way to tell, but check it out:

Even if they weren’t aware of it before, I bet the shadow of a 9-foot wingspan going right past them caught their attention.

If you zoom in you can even see the white wing linings:

I vaguely remembered hearing about Street View birders, so I googled and found an article where Sarah Toner talked about the FB group where they share sightings. She mentioned that her favorite find was a California Condor, basically right by where she’d seen the bird IRL. I didn’t try to verify because #NeverFacebook, but I have to think this is the bird she was talking about.

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eternal-pupil:This Vulture was rest this morning at Veteran’s…

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


This Vulture was rest this morning at Veteran’s Park as well, glad I went through this morning.
#eternalpupil #birdwatching #birding #birding #birds_of_ig #birds #birdsofinstagram #nourishyourmind #instadaily #goodvibes #instagood #goodvibes #goodlife #lifeisgood #lifestyle #naturephotography @audubon_fl #nature_perfection #naturelovers #nikon #nikonphoto #nikonnofilter #nikonforever #nikontop #nikonphotography #nikon_photos #nikonambassador #raptors #nikonusa #spiritualman #lawofthemind #vulture #audubonflorida (at War Veterans Memorial Park)

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dendroica: Common Loon (via USFWS Midwest Region) Photo by…

Friday, January 17th, 2020


Common Loon (via
USFWS Midwest Region)

Photo by Grayson Smith/USFWS.

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wedontneedfeatherstofly: American Redstart – Setophaga…

Thursday, January 16th, 2020


American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla ♂

I saw this one’s cousin, a Painted Redstart, this morning. :-)

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brujofeo: everythingfox: Disney princess 😍 how im trying to be…

Thursday, January 16th, 2020



Disney princess 😍

how im trying to be in retirement

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hiimlesphotos:Mr & Mrs Pintail

Monday, January 13th, 2020


Mr & Mrs Pintail

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superbnature: Greater Yellow Legs by raypregent…

Saturday, January 11th, 2020


Greater Yellow Legs by raypregent

Are we sure about the ID? That beak is giving me Lesser Yellowlegs vibes. But they’re a challenging species pair for me.

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lovingexotics: Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Source: Here

Friday, January 10th, 2020


Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula

Source: Here

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