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elsid

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1185 on: April 24, 2022, 09:34:38 »
Here is an Asio flammeus (short eared owl) in broad daylight.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1186 on: April 24, 2022, 09:42:23 »
Sylvia cantillans (subalpine warbler) and sylvia rueppelli (Ruppel's warbler)
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« Reply #1187 on: April 24, 2022, 10:59:25 »
Nice birds Elias :)
How often you see an owl like this in broad daylight?  I think it’s very seldom
And the Sylvia is among my favorite small birds!
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« Reply #1188 on: April 24, 2022, 12:32:10 »
The aegithalos caudatus bathing is too cute. What a character   ;D

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1189 on: April 24, 2022, 13:03:24 »
Nasos, Paco thanks for commenting.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1190 on: April 24, 2022, 14:58:11 »
As a contrast, I will offer up a parking lot grackle--a source of endless entertainment for simple minds in a concrete environment.  D700, 35/2D lens.



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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1191 on: April 26, 2022, 10:37:01 »
As a contrast, I will offer up a parking lot grackle--a source of endless entertainment for simple minds in a concrete environment.  D700, 35/2D lens.

Nice one Dogman.

I once stopped at a UK motorway service station to grab a sandwich.
These places are usually full of seagull trying to steal food.

But this time, the car park was full of rooks.
One even came and sat on the open car door right next to me...

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1192 on: April 26, 2022, 15:00:23 »
Thanks, Colin.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1193 on: April 29, 2022, 22:30:50 »
I am clean now :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1194 on: April 29, 2022, 22:38:34 »
Don’t look at me 8)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1195 on: May 02, 2022, 06:22:12 »
May is the prime time for the migration of birds returning north to breed. Wood-Warblers are my favorite migratory birds. The state where I live, Connecticut, has over the course of the last hundred years or so been host at one time or another to 38 species. This afternoon, I saw my first this year, The Yellow-rumped. While arguably the most common Warbler we have, it was nevertheless exciting to see a small group of them today. Over my lifetime as a birder, I have seen perhaps 30 or more different warblers in my state. This month, as I have grown accustomed to doing in May, I will be looking for them and listening for their songs. Here are pictures I took a few hours ago of the less colorful female and the splashier male.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1196 on: May 02, 2022, 08:30:04 »
Excellent shots and the story behind it Tom :)
Here in Greece the migration starts early March and I am lucky to see some spices of small birds earlier
As I am new in birding I am not so well informed about spices and numbers in my area :(

Here is a new spice for me : Northern wheatear- Oenanthe oenanthe , lucky to see and approach enough for some shots
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« Reply #1197 on: May 02, 2022, 12:54:15 »
Nasos, I was pleased to see your nice shots of the Northern Wheatear. In September 2009, a Wheatear ended up in Connecticut by some miraculous means. It is a bird one is apt to see in Europe and the effort and circumstances that allowed it to cross The Atlantic and end up here boggles my mind. It stayed around for a few weeks and then disappeared into parts unknown. Here's a picture I took at the time. It's interesting to me to look at photos of birds both for the beauty of these creatures and what specifics I see in a photo that I don't always have time to examine in the field. Bird photography is a nice coincidence of two of my passions.

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« Reply #1198 on: May 02, 2022, 17:21:39 »
I found this on wiki about this bird:
"The Alaskan birds travelled almost 15,000km (9,000 miles) each way - crossing Siberia and the Arabian Desert, and travelling, on average, 290km per day. "This is the longest recorded migration for a songbird as far as we know," said Dr Schmaljohann.
This is incredible flying machines  where did they find such an energy to do so?

Speaking of songbirds I also shot this European robin singing on the top of a tree, I’ve got video also I must find a way to post

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1199 on: May 04, 2022, 03:42:22 »
Three Warblers seen today: American Redstart, Black and White, and Yellow.