Real, honest to goodness color, no saturation tweaking or enhancing. #VermilionFlycatcher posing pretty. Seen 11.8.2019 and the 5th of 5 targets I set when traveling to AZ last week.
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Not the best of shooting conditions and he didn’t want to come out from the trees the duration of his visit. But at 4 of 5 for target AZ species, this will have to do. Thrilled to spot a #Pyrrhuloxia nonetheless.
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#AcornWoodpecker was 3 for 5 on my target list while in Arizona. I’m a sucker for owls but I could literally listen to these guys rattle at one another all day. ❤️
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#Roadrunner taking a dust bath. 2 of 5 target species in Arizona, and lifer, for me.
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Recent jaunt to AZ left me a happy birder. 38 species to add to 2019’s “seen list”, of those, 23 never before seen. I left at 5/5 on my targets, and this was one of them. #BurrowingOwl 🦉❤️
Its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as Eagles , Falcons and crows, never hesitating to dive-bomb any bird of prey that invades its territory.
f/5.6 1/500s ISO : 125 Canon EOS 1300D
This is our 6th season of collecting bird data for Project FeederWatch! Bring on the birds!
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Chorcha Cola Amarilla.
De todas las chorchas como comúnmente se les llama y que poseemos en Honduras (10) esta es la mas difícil de observar, su mayor distinción es el color amarillo en la parte interna de su cola.
Calandria llamativa amarilla y negra, de tierras bajas tropicales húmedas. Prefiere matorrales y arbustos tupidos junto a riveras o cerca del agua, y campos de malezas densas. Usualmente en pareja, merodeando al asecho. Ambos sexos tienen espalda y alas negras, con una gran barra amarilla en el hombro, cola negra con orillas amarillas evidentes en vuelo.
Estancia El Pedregal, Santa Bárbara. #birds#Hondurasbird#bird -photography #birdwatcher#birdnature#birds -adored #bird_nature#bestbirdshot#planetbirds #birdsofinstagram#birdsplace#birdswatchers#birds
California oaks filled with acorn woodpeckers make my day everyday. #birdwatcher
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A flock of ibis in the early morning light.
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นกขมิ้นน้อยธรรมดา/ Common Iora is a small passerine bird found across the tropical Indian subcontinent.
Ioras forage in trees in small groups, gleaning among the branches for insects. They sometimes join mixed species feeding flocks.
The call is a mixture of churrs, chattering and whistles, and the song is a trilled wheeeee-tee. They may sometimes imitate the calls of other birds such as Drongos.
“...that little guy makes me smile!” .
I received an email a few weeks ago from a customer who was looking for a companion piece to the one he’d purchased from me at the Bluffton, SC Art & Seafood Festival. He explained that he really loved the birdie on my business card, but was sad to see I didn’t have it available in my shop. Well! I love this little guy, too, and he’s now officially available in my Online Store. .
He’s loosely based on a piping plover, however fellow bird nerds have debated. “Loosely” is the key term here, people. 🤓😉 . << link in profile >>
Wearing what some Native Americans saw as a red badge of courage, this little guy has historically represented bravery and hard work. He hammers away, with his brain protected from shock by spongy elastic stuff behind his bill, and his lungs protected from breathing in dusty wood chips by special feathers around his nostrils. His diminutive size allows him to access food that larger woodpeckers can’t reach, like tasty insects living inside weed stems and little plant galls. He doesn’t have a song per se, but uses drumming to the same effect. That sound isn’t part of his getting food…he’s actually pretty quiet when he eats…but his loud drumming sings out against metal or wood as some form of communication. He keeps females of his kind from foraging in the best spots…he gets the small branches and weed stems and the ladies get large trunks and branches. They do tend to stick together now in winter, probably because there are more individuals gathered around to watch for predators. Behold the tiniest of North American woodpeckers, the mighty DOWNY WOODPECKER! #dryobatespubescens
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Anyone else soaring full speed ahead into a much-needed holiday weekend like this Roseate Spoonbill?! Here at Everglades National Park, we're offering the perfect program for you to enjoy this #VeteransDay weekend.
The Nike Missile Site reopens today (Saturday, Nov. 9) from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. During every weekend in November, park volunteers will be in the Missile Barn to explain this fascinating piece of our local history. Missile Site programs will be given daily in December and continue through March 2020.
Then, on Sunday (Nov. 10) and Monday (Nov. 11), visitors can also join in on a ranger-guided tour at 2:00 PM for a more comprehensive history of the Missile Site.