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  1. 9 points
    Black-tailed Hare ("Jackrabbit")
  2. 7 points
    Some Photos from my trip: American Dipper by jansonep, on Flickr Evening Grosbeak (stupid wires ) by jansonep, on Flickr Chipmunk by jansonep, on Flickr Female Broad-tailed Hummingbird by jansonep, on Flickr Lincoln's Sparrow by jansonep, on Flickr Mule Deer by jansonep, on Flickr Steller's Jays by jansonep, on Flickr
  3. 5 points
    From Saturday, Blackpoll Warbler: Blackpoll Warbler by Sheinrich601613, on Flickr
  4. 5 points
    Back from my New Mexico trip! I got 18 lifers and 26 yearbirds! I still have a few photos to look at. Mostly empids (and these ones are really empids, Owen ). That pretty much concludes my summer traveling. Maybe I will be able to go to Missouri in August.
  5. 4 points
    Today I saw over 200 Bank Swallows at once!!!!! There are over 100 in this shot... 104 Bank Swallows (?) by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Bank Swallows by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Blue Dasher dragonfly: Blue Dasher by Owen Strickland, on Flickr OR Common Tern by Owen Strickland, on Flickr
  6. 4 points
    I was lucky to get this sequence of photos this morning of a Chestnut-sided Warbler fledgling waiting to be fed and then getting a meal: Fledgling Looking for Mom (1 of 5) by DaveT Photos, on Flickr Parent Brings Meal (2 of 5) by DaveT Photos, on Flickr Fledgling Eating (3 of 5) by DaveT Photos, on Flickr Waiting for More Food (4 of 5) by DaveT Photos, on Flickr Fledgling Grooming (5 of 5) by DaveT Photos, on Flickr
  7. 4 points
    A few from the pond this afternoon IMG_6768 by Joeyfishing, on Flickr IMG_6696 by Joeyfishing, on Flickr IMG_6682 by Joeyfishing, on Flickr I'm assuming this is a pigeon of some sort? IMG_6737 by Joeyfishing, on Flickr
  8. 3 points
    Okay, so I didn't get any great photos of birds (other than a cell phone shot of a Whip-poor-will at 1 AM- which isn't great really, except that I was standing right next to it)... but, I wanted to share some photos of the snakes that my herper friends and I road cruised at Bankhead National Forest this weekend. Copperhead by Redhead Photog, on Flickr This shot made Flickr Explore today! - Timber Rattlesnake by Redhead Photog, on Flickr Agkistrodon Contortrix by Redhead Photog, on Flickr Crotalus Horridus by Redhead Photog, on Flickr Crotalus Horridus by Redhead Photog, on Flickr Crotalus Horridus by Redhead Photog, on Flickr This Gray Rat Snake tagged me pretty good on my inner arm- first tag and not the last, I'm sure. Gray Rat Snake (Pantherophis spiloides) by Redhead Photog, on Flickr Red Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila) by Redhead Photog, on Flickr
  9. 3 points
    Yumm! Some rats. Hopefully you get bubonic plague.
  10. 3 points
    well actually I moved to the subway tunnel with the rats and I always get a little bit of wi-fi when a tr4in goes by.
  11. 3 points
    Got this Blue Damselfly today, held pretty still for me! I'm always surprised what my camera can do, even without being a DSLR!
  12. 3 points
    Welcome to Whatbird fopp55! If you read up on these birds you will see they have an interesting life cycle. Your wife is not the first adoptive parent of this bird.
  13. 3 points
    Off the top of my head: American Dipper, Western Meadowlark, Swainson's Hawk, Western Scrub Jay, Golden Eagle, Western Tanager, Broad-tailed Hummer, Rufous Hummer, Steller's Jay, Dusky Flycatcher, Evening Grosbeak, Pine siskin, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee
  14. 3 points
    Scrub Jay at the Garden of the Gods Colorado!
  15. 3 points
    White-headed Woodpecker drinking the bath water
  16. 3 points
    "Hi there!" RWBB waving at me! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr
  17. 3 points
    A few good ones from today! Yearbird Black-billed Cuckoo! In my local ravine! I was VERY surprised to find this one today amongst the sirens, screams of children, and city noises of semi-urban Toronto. I only saw five species of birds in the ravine today... and one was a cuckoo!!!! Black-billed Cuckoo! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr ABA #202 - Orchard Oriole! Was not expecting this one either! I thought that my next lifer would come in FL in August... I was wrong! Orchard Oriole - ABA #202! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr And... the ever-awesome Trumpeter Swans... they were super close!!! Trumpeter Swan! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Trumpeter Swans! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr
  18. 2 points
    Love this kid! ahahahahahahhh. I think that some YB on this site made this account. It's just my guess.
  19. 2 points
    Cool pic. I like how it is stretching out. Almost like it is trying to get in view for a photo.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    2 lifers this morning! I had very distant looks at a continuing American White Pelican, and as a bonus, I caught a 2- or 3-second glimpse of a Least Bittern!!
  22. 2 points
    Hey! I'm finally on, and I got the Painted Bunting!! And now that I've seen it, I'm seeing about 6 everyday. Also got lifers Blue Grosbeak and Summer Tanager!!!!!
  23. 2 points
    They're both Mallards. Male Mallards are going into eclipse plumage right now. Black Ducks are actually rather pale on the face, rather than dark like this guy.
  24. 2 points
    That may be true, but is it at it's sharpest at 300mm? I think if you did some testing you'd likely notice that as sharp as it may be at 300mm, it's probably sharper around 200mm. BTW, nice photos.
  25. 2 points
    Solitary Sandpiper Solitary Sandpiper by BirdFancier01, on Flickr
  26. 2 points
    Wow, look at those ears! Terrific shot!
  27. 2 points
    "Hey guys, look! I can fly" Osprey (DSC_8108) by JDA-Wildlife, on Flickr Osprey (DSC_8109) by JDA-Wildlife, on Flickr Osprey (DSC_8110) by JDA-Wildlife, on Flickr
  28. 2 points
    Sheinrich - "Oh my god it's right here."
  29. 2 points
    Went on a herping trip this weekend to Bankhead National Forest, and this is probably (though I haven't processed them all- too tired!) my best photo of the weekend! Timber Rattlesnakes are my favorite snake, and how lucky for us to have road cruised five! Timber Rattlesnake by Redhead Photog, on Flickr
  30. 2 points
    Thanks! I couldn't figure it out because I was looking for "woodpecker" and not "sapsucker." Great website here! I can see me coming back often.
  31. 2 points
    I have a busy Mama Blue. Fledged babies on the 4th, started a new nest on the 9th, and laid her first egg today the 13th! I would have never thought we would have a third nest, but what do I know? Even though this is my least favorite box, it's my favorite location. It's only 15-20 feet from the house.
  32. 2 points
    A few from the last few weeks: European Goldfinch: European Goldfinch by notrufus, on Flickr Duck Bath: Duck Bath by notrufus, on Flickr Woodpecker (Nuttalls I think...) Woodpecker by notrufus, on Flickr
  33. 2 points
    Ravens today...not an overly easy bird in my area... Common Raven by birder123456, on Flickr Common Raven by birder123456, on Flickr Screwed up a shot of an adult Peregrine (I blew parts of it out) below me off the cliffs. Bummer. Can't shoot in two different places at the same time
  34. 2 points
    Spotted Sandpiper by tcameron19, on Flickr
  35. 1 point
    I think I misunderstood...is the picture you attached not the bird? It's bill seems to be clearly red, although this group isn't capable of perching in trees even if they wanted to.
  36. 1 point
    Where are you located? Sure looks like a Purple Swamphen, which have a pretty wide distribution on multiple continents.
  37. 1 point
    I apologize if these aren't particularly interesting dragonflies I've been posting.
  38. 1 point
    You're right, not much else out there...... I think I have in my mind that the warbling vireos are bigger, but both you and this "Sibley" guy seem to think otherwise Thanks again Frank, for the knowledge and patience with the neophytes. Mike
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    That's my take, as well. Couldn't rule out the female having some Mottled genes, too, but there's nothing overtly obvious pointing to that.
  41. 1 point
    Mottled should be noticeably lighter than both Mallard and ABD, not in between. Males of all three species have the brighter bill, either yellow or orange. A pure Mottled should also never show any white in the tail feathers, which is one of the best ways to ID a solo or distant bird where they overlap.
  42. 1 point
    Three things to consider in this particular instance: 1) Veery's 'veer' or 'veer-u' call is always descending. 2) Veery's are not typical high elevation breeders. 3) OP says this was 4,400 feet up on a mountain. You can obviously eliminate Swainson's, Hermit, and Wood Thrushes from the call note alone. So you're left with three that sound most similar--Bicknell's, Gray-cheeked, and Veery. Gray-cheeked call note is a 'phreu' and the odds of seeing a Gray-cheeked in July in NH are astronomically low. Pretty safe to remove this from the list of options. So again, we're down to Veery and Bicknell's. For me, the call note is more steady two-syllable 'vee-ah'/'veer' than it is a descending 'veer-u'--and elevation is a serious knock against a Veery. I'd call this a Bicknell's without much hesitation.
  43. 1 point
    Females are always tricking me! The thick beak had me thinking finch, but then I remembered the thick billed Fox sparrow and stuck with that! Thanks!
  44. 1 point
    I saw a Merlin carrying a Barn Swallow in its talons today. It was being chased by a group of Violet-green and Barn Swallows. I hope it wasn't a mother swallow with chicks to feed. The most I've ever seen was 0. They're only in Vancouver for literally like, two weeks, and then they're gone. I haven't had time to chase one.
  45. 1 point
    For those of you that haven't seen Bank Swallows... look at how many I found today!!!!! Shooting at 70mm, I only could get 1/4 of the group in the frame!!! Over 100 in this shot: 104 Bank Swallows (?) by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Bank Swallows by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Bank Swallows by Owen Strickland, on Flickr Bank Swallows by Owen Strickland, on Flickr They were very tame. They were just off the main road and wouldn't flush even when cyclists rode by, just 25 feet away.
  46. 1 point
    You might want to stop by Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, just north of portland. The site has a nice combination of open grass fields, woods, and a tidal estuary that provide a good mix of habitat.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    As of yesterday, there were 5 eggs in nest #3.
  49. 1 point
    Black Skimmer by mattag2002, on Flickr Black Skimmer by mattag2002, on Flickr Black Skimmer by mattag2002, on Flickr
  50. 1 point
    Yep. i liked the movie. It was in washington.
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