Day 65 of COVID-19 shelter-in-place

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

anonsally:

Wife cut her hair a little shorter yesterday. Today she said that using the clippers is slightly addictive. “You’re going to run out of hair!” I pointed out. She grinned malevolently and said “But I could cut your hair!” So now I’m slightly worried she will shave my head while I’m sleeping.

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On woodpeckers, Downy/Hairy and Nuttall’s should be fairly distinguishable as long as you get a decent look at the back, since (as I realize you know) the Nuttall’s has the horizontally striped “ladder-backed” look, while Downy/Hairy has a broad white stripe down the back. They’re also distinguishable by voice.

I talked more about this (so much more) in the on-line meeting of our local bird club a few weeks ago:

https://youtu.be/s8FJVGgWJ-0

Today at 4 p.m. Pacific we’re having our next meeting. It’s on swallows and swifts! I’m really looking forward to it. Esteemed mutuals are especially encouraged to consider participating via Zoom or watching the YouTube livestream. (@echojar watched the woodpeckers one, but I was too distracted to notice them in the livestream comments until afterwards, for which I’m kicking myself.)

Details about the meeting here: http://www.carpwithoutcars.org/2020/05/17/swallows-and-swifts-carpinteria-birdwatchers-meeting-for-thursday-may-21-2020/

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klemannlee: Indigo Bunting

Monday, May 18th, 2020

klemannlee:

Indigo Bunting

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Video

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

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klemannlee: Yellow-breasted Chat

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

klemannlee:

Yellow-breasted Chat

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debunkshy: Least BitternDunn’s Marsh, WI10 May 2020

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

debunkshy:

Least Bittern
Dunn’s Marsh, WI
10 May 2020

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klemannlee: Hooded Warbler – female

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

klemannlee:

Hooded Warbler – female

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dendroica:Mourning Dove (by me)

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

dendroica:

Mourning Dove (by me)

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klemannlee: Swainson’s Warbler

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

klemannlee:

Swainson’s Warbler

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newbirder: An Eastern Kingbird in my yard! Spotted as part of…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

newbirder:

An Eastern Kingbird in my yard! Spotted as part of the Audubon Florida Earth Day Birdathon.

zambellophotography.com

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klemannlee: Upside-down WarblerBlack and White

Monday, April 20th, 2020

klemannlee:

Upside-down Warbler

Black and White

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klemannlee: Worm-eating Warbler 

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

klemannlee:

Worm-eating Warbler 

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drdadbooks: Diaphanous Call The raven is not native to my area….

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

drdadbooks:

Diaphanous Call
The raven is not native to my area. If I could change that, I would. Aside from their size and simple beauty, these are some of the most intelligent birds in the world. They intrigue me. I already posted a photo of this particular raven bellowing out a diaphanous call to its mate on a particularly frosty winter afternoon in Yellowstone, but this is, perhaps, a better vantage point, so rendered by a relative lack of wind. #Raven

www.danieldauria.com (at Yellowstone National Park)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9E6CzMAYpW/?igshid=8wsg3fkdc9bc

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ostdrossel: 42 seconds of serenity. Ilsa is having…

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

ostdrossel:

42 seconds of serenity.

Ilsa is having mealwormsicles for breakfast. She is busy building her nest, and I am glad she is taking her time. No one wants frozen eggs.

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that-crazy-scorpio-man: I was trying to get a better picture of…

Friday, April 10th, 2020

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

I was trying to get a better picture of this northern parula

(Setophaga americana)

but it was too far a way and when it got closer, a family came walking by and scared it off.  Did a quick double-check and it is indeed a .

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Photo

Friday, April 10th, 2020

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klemannlee: While not rare, the Palm Warbler is an uncommon…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

klemannlee:

While not rare, the Palm Warbler is an uncommon visitor to my part of the world, normally their migration route takes them farther east. The Spring Migration is off to a rousing start! 

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brooklynbridgebirds:Common RavenBrooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

brooklynbridgebirds:

Common Raven
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

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jhfrench:Something a little different… Since many people are stuck at home, I’ve been wanting…

Monday, April 6th, 2020

jhfrench:

Something a little different… Since many people are stuck at home, I’ve been wanting to post a little more frequently, and also get back to drawing birds! I’ve also been asked to share more about my process, so I’ll take you all through how I’ve been working on a simple spot painting of a White-Breasted Nuthatch.

I start out most paintings by taking notes on the animal or plant I’m drawing, looking up pictures and videos of it, and making small quick sketches to figure out the pose. I was already sure I wanted to do a classic upside-down nuthatch pose, so I didn’t do a ton of sketching for this one.

I used about 4-5 photos as reference for the preliminary drawing, which I’ll show in the next post. I never directly copy a single photo (unless it’s a photo I myself have taken—in this case, none were), but may use bits and pieces (like a foot or an eye) and generally use photos to inform how the bird should look. I mainly work from photos, but if I have access to specimens I will certainly use them. I also spend time birdwatching, so I see these birds in action a lot!

Next I’ll talk about how I do a preliminary drawing and prep it for painting!

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pooritalianfan:Are these the birds in that cute Pixar short? bitter-badfem-harpy:The tiniest pap…

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

pooritalianfan:

Are these the birds in that cute Pixar short?

bitter-badfem-harpy:

The tiniest pap paps…

godtsol:

Yeah. They’re Sanderlings. More here:

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/blog/sanderlings-stars-pixars-piper/

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jhfrench: Grassland Habitat The delightful Grasshopper Sparrow is often seen during breeding season…

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

jhfrench:

Grassland Habitat

The delightful Grasshopper Sparrow is often seen during breeding season singing atop partially exposed stems or on fences. Wild oats and purple needlegrass are among the many species that make up the swaying golden fields these guys call home!

There are three more illustrations in this series showing different habitats of Big Sur. 😊

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