michaelnordeman:Blue tit/blåmes.

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

michaelnordeman:

Blue tit/blåmes.

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nanonaturalist: lies: nanonaturalist: Some Handsome Men…

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

nanonaturalist:

lies:

nanonaturalist:

Some Handsome Men Finches

Top two: Lesser Goldfinch
Bottom three: House Finch, who is yellow instead of red like most (I love him)

Posted Feb 12, 2019

Whoa. Your Texas LEGO males are wild-looking. I’ve had 30+ Lesser Goldfinches hanging off my two sock feeders lately, but none of them look like that.

Oh yes, we do get the black-backed flavor males here. I don’t know if I’ve seen the green-backed ones in Texas. My guide says most males from Colorado to Texas are black-backed, west of Colorado they’re green-backed. You do get some awkward-transition males during spring though:

Also HOT GOLDFINCH ACTION

The above photos were taken at the FABULOUS bird blind at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County, TX (being in that blind was a religious experience). I left the blind and got to see two grey hairstreaks mating, then got onto a trail for a little bit, and a hummingbird saw me and immediately proceeded to I shit you not do hardcore aerial maneuvers (like, he was painting the sky with a gigantic smiley face holy carp that hummer was either loving life or was seriously high on fermented sugar water). And he was flying AT me for part of his show, too. 

Then on my way back to my car, I found a gall that is made by nematodes [link].

February 13, 2019

I’m not sure if it was from reading this post, but this morning I looked out at the thistle sock outside the kitchen window and there was an almost-completely-black-backed male Lesser Goldfinch on it! It’s the first of those I remember seeing around here. He got away before I could snap a picture, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled and try to document him if he comes back so you can enjoy the sight of one black-backed male surrounded by umpteen green-backed ones. 😀

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jmg-photography: American Goldfinch (Spinus…

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

jmg-photography:

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

jmg-photography.tumblr.com

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nanonaturalist: Some Handsome Men Finches Top two: Lesser…

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

nanonaturalist:

Some Handsome Men Finches

Top two: Lesser Goldfinch
Bottom three: House Finch, who is yellow instead of red like most (I love him)

Posted Feb 12, 2019

Whoa. Your Texas LEGO males are wild-looking. I’ve had 30+ Lesser Goldfinches hanging off my two sock feeders lately, but none of them look like that.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/182775506231.

greenandflex: hello

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

greenandflex:

hello

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Carpinteria State Beach, 2019-02-05

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Carpinteria State Beach, 2019-02-05

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tuckedinnature:The Red-breasted Nuthatch is fun to watch and a…

Monday, February 4th, 2019

tuckedinnature:

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is fun to watch and a rare winter bird to my feeders.

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jevajeva: Yellow-Rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) and felled…

Friday, February 1st, 2019

jevajeva:

Yellow-Rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) and felled tree.

acrylic on panel, 16″ x 20″

2018

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greenandflex: Yes

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

greenandflex:

Yes

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deedasil: Bald Eagle #baldeagle #birding #photography…

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

deedasil:

Bald Eagle #baldeagle #birding #photography
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs6mMwYnxhR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=ko4egsuedslu

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hiimlesphotos: Looking Around

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

hiimlesphotos:

Looking Around

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Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)Franklin Trail, 2018-11-20

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)

Franklin Trail, 2018-11-20

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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)Franklin Trail,…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

Franklin Trail, 2018-11-20

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photobirder:American Kestrel. First time I have seen him in my…

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

photobirder:

American Kestrel. First time I have seen him in my yard. He is so pretty!

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Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)Goleta Beach County Park,…

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Goleta Beach County Park, 2018-11-19

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Alice Keck Park, 2019-01 -18

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Alice Keck Park, 2019-01 -18

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I think probably? There’s a “dull” form of the Western female that looks fairly close to the…

Monday, January 21st, 2019

I think probably? There’s a “dull” form of the Western female that looks fairly close to the “bright” form of the Mountain female. This bird could maybe be either? But I’m leaning slightly toward Mountain.

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Monday, January 21st, 2019

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Coursing

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Coursing

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Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)Happy Canyon Road at Alisos…

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Happy Canyon Road at Alisos Road, 2018-01-20

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