hiimlesphotos: Female Wigeon

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

hiimlesphotos:

Female Wigeon

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debunkshy: Anna’s HummingbirdTijuana Slough, CA28 March 2019

Monday, June 24th, 2019

debunkshy:

Anna’s Hummingbird
Tijuana Slough, CA
28 March 2019

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noaasanctuaries: Piracy on the open ocean!  Parasitic jaegers…

Monday, June 24th, 2019

noaasanctuaries:

Piracy on the open ocean! 

Parasitic jaegers get their name from their habit of pursuing other birds and forcing them to drop their catch so the jaeger can take it. Also known as Arctic skuas, these birds breed in the Arctic then migrate south along coastlines. Here, a parasitic jaeger is pursuing a laughing gull near Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: Peter Flood) 

[Image description: Parasitic jaeger flying right behind a laughing gull.]

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that-crazy-scorpio-man:Made the mistake of playing a female bird…

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

Made the mistake of playing a female bird call and just bum-rushed right next to me.  LOL

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thalassarche: Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) – photo by Matthew…

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

thalassarche:

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) – photo by Matthew Paulson

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Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)Santa Monica Creek,…

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Santa Monica Creek, 2019-03-29

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fatchance: Egret Series No. 1. I returned this morning to the…

Friday, June 21st, 2019

fatchance:

Egret Series No. 1.

I returned this morning to the great egret (Ardea alba) rookery in the Campostella Heights neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia. During nesting season it never disappoints. This year the colony seems to be a bit smaller, with only about 40 pairs of adults. The birds also seem to be a bit behind schedule with nest construction, possibly due to our harsh winter and the late arrival of spring. I didn’t observe any completed nests, nor any signs of egg laying. I did see a lot of squabbling for prime nesting branches in the loblolly pines, and a lot of extravagant “come-hither” plumage displays. And sex. Lots and lots of great egret sex took place this morning – enough to make a young photographer blush. 

Please click this photo for an enlarged view.

My egret photo sets and commentary from 2011 and 2013 can be viewed by clicking the links. 

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burningmine:Ira Springs Trail, December 2018 b/c me: Canada Jay…

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

burningmine:

Ira Springs Trail, December 2018

b/c me: Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

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klemannlee: Hooded Warbler – female 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

klemannlee:

Hooded Warbler – female 

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simplethingsnaturephotography: Red-breasted Nuthatch Eastern…

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

simplethingsnaturephotography:

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Upper Peninsula, Michigan

August 21, 2018

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cuteness–overload: I see them so often, I sometimes forget how…

Friday, June 14th, 2019

cuteness–overload:

I see them so often, I sometimes forget how pretty blue jays are.

Source: http://bit.ly/2HmI94A

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klemannlee: Baltimore Oriole

Friday, June 14th, 2019

klemannlee:

Baltimore Oriole

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B/c I’m that way:Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

B/c I’m that way:

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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thatsbug2u:Northern patina, Harris Neck NWR. #birdwatching…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

thatsbug2u:

Northern patina, Harris Neck NWR. #birdwatching #birding #naturephotography #greatoutdoors
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByQWMSeFqvz/?igshid=99oof1uuagir

Heh. Northern Parulas hate autocorrect.

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jhfrench:Lazuli buntings are striking birds found in western…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

jhfrench:

Lazuli buntings are striking birds found in western North America. I love that even the females—which, like with most birds, are drabber than the male—have a tinge of blue!
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This piece is a companion to my indigo bunting painting, and will appear in the next issue of Living Bird in a profile featuring related eastern and western species. Having recently moved from coast to coast, it was a nice project to tie together my past year of birding!
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Lazuli buntings for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

LAZBs are known as “fire followers”. They like the flowered hillsides that grow up in the early years after a chaparral wildfire.

If you’ve followed me long enough you know that many of my favorite local birding sites burned in the massive Thomas Fire in December of 2017. We’re now T-plus-18-months, and the flowering hillsides are full of these beautiful birds. I saw a female this morning; here’s a photo of a male that I took a few weeks ago.

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that-crazy-scorpio-man: Hope to get more barn swallow pics but…

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

Hope to get more barn swallow pics but I couldn’t today.  It was storming.  Hate that its eyes are darkened where you can’t see them.

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Photo

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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pnw-explore:3-10-19 First time I’ve seen a wood pecker at the…

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

pnw-explore:

3-10-19 First time I’ve seen a wood pecker at the suit feeders. Usually it’s the nuthatch, chickadees, or juncos that nibble on the suit. I was pretty excited to see a woodpecker. Female northern flicker.

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fatchance: Snow geese (Anser caerulescens) and Ross’s geese…

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

fatchance:

Snow geese (Anser caerulescens) and Ross’s geese (Anser rossii), at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. The Ross’s are the smaller birds. They also lack the black grin patch found on a snow goose’s lower bill. 

Please click photo for an enlarged view.

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pnw-explore: While home sick today, I looked out my window to…

Friday, June 7th, 2019

pnw-explore:

While home sick today, I looked out my window to see this guy on the fence in the backyard! I grabbed my camera and lens and he or she let me get lots of photos. It chased around the squirrels and changed perches several times. No squirrels were eaten.

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