- August 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm #361137
Its been a year since the last one and a few new members, so what new photos of our feathered freinds do you have to share.
Ive posted posted this before and am doing it again only for reference for the next photo.
Male Red Winged Black Bird
It took me a while to identify this bird but got a clue when I saw one leave the nest a male was tending. The female Red Winged Black Bird insn't black at all, though when she gets older she may devlope mottled red patches on her wings but will always remain this color. Ive been around these birds all my life fishing, and trapping the wet lands and never knew that until now.
- August 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm #361191
He's a real beauty Robert!
I usually share my favorite shots here so I'm not sure what to add. Perhaps my last shot of our new hatchling in the Verreaux's Eagles nest at our local botanical gardens. It was way too far for my kit (D600 + Tamron 150-600mm) but I guess there's enough to see that he's growing well (about chicken size here):
- August 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm #361193
“Oh, have you heard about Trump's tweet about South African land grabs?”
A few Bronze Waxbills chilling out in the early morning sun.
- August 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm #361196
A Cape Bunting as curious as the photographer
- September 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm #366163
Nice shot! I love the background bokeh; really makes the little guy pop.
- August 23, 2018 at 5:28 pm #361215
Shared this photo in the shark tank earlier. Thanks to Robert, I now know it's an Eastern Kingbird.
- August 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm #361244
I also have this photo of a Broad-winged hawk. I wish it were a sharper image. Unfortunately it was pretty far away.
- August 24, 2018 at 8:58 pm #361349
Thanks! Also, I was taking photos yesterday and spotted this mourning dove on a fence.
- August 27, 2018 at 10:48 am #361763
Doves are kind of my nemesis Kylee, we have literally thousands of the in Buffalo and they have become a pest around here in the way pigeons are in some cities.
Your photo makes me think maybe I should be photographing them since they are in such abundance. Make some lemonade.
- September 5, 2018 at 10:23 pm #363264
I'm guessing this fits the occasion almost perfectly…
- September 5, 2018 at 10:26 pm #363266
- September 6, 2018 at 12:29 am #363287
A bird from the Nashville Zoo. Not especially sharp. Don't know what it is. Tobie?
- September 15, 2018 at 7:44 am #364816
“Are you talkin' to me?”
- September 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm #364858
And check out (compared to my image of him higher up) how this handsome guy has grown in 2 weeks (image captured on 8 Sept)! We expect him to take his first flight any day now…
- September 16, 2018 at 12:26 am #364952
- September 16, 2018 at 12:30 am #364954
Landing gear check, flaps down…
- September 16, 2018 at 1:29 am #364964
- September 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm #366156
Common Crackle, Cherry Creek State Park, Centennial, CO
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- September 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm #366159
Great Blue Heron, Cherry Creek State Park, Centennial, CO
- October 1, 2018 at 11:22 pm #367691
- October 2, 2018 at 1:24 am #367719
That's an excellent shot! Aerodynamically, you caught him at maximum flare for the landing. I think he's getting all the lift possible with such a low airspeed. Look at the shape of his wings; amazing!
- February 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm #389993
Love these guys, Robert. Also, Canada's national bird 🙂
We have had them try to lift stuff off our BBQ, though. And it is fun to get them to land in your hand to get food.
- October 4, 2018 at 11:57 am #368188
Thanks Gordon, we had four of these Grey Jays hanging around the camp the whole weekend we were there, for those that don't know that is this Alpine Birds M.O. ,thus their common nickname Camp Robbers, one even got so bold as to fly into the trailer and steal some dog food, the dog wasn't impressed.
- February 11, 2019 at 8:54 pm #389995
A bit of a different bird image…Every year at this time we get large flocks of Bohemian waxwings. They target our Mountain Ash trees and the junipers (they like berries). It is quite spectacular to see them swoop in and they even create a wind as they fly over. I am not sure what possessed me to point my camera up, but the lens survived, unscathed!
- February 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm #389998
Cool shot Leanne. With their body/wing shape, they almost looks like a squadron of spitfires passing overhead 🙂
- February 11, 2019 at 10:50 pm #390020
Great Shot Leanne
- February 12, 2019 at 11:30 am #390162
I don't use protective filters on my lenses but in this case….. 🙂
- February 13, 2019 at 1:07 am #390235
Haha! Yes. Makes a strong case for protective filter use.
- February 12, 2019 at 10:15 am #390156
- February 12, 2019 at 8:20 pm #390208
A picture perfect pose. Love the BG bokeh.
- February 13, 2019 at 9:59 am #390319
Sometimes our feathered friends cooperate. Not often but sometimes. 🙂
- February 13, 2019 at 1:07 am #390234
Great catch! Very nice details. These are one of my winter favourites. More often than not, the ring-necked doves chase them away though 🙁
- February 13, 2019 at 10:01 am #390320
Thanks Leanne. “My” birds here get harassed by the starlings.
- February 12, 2019 at 11:29 am #390161
Good One Dave
- February 12, 2019 at 6:24 pm #390196
- March 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm #393587
- March 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm #393588
- March 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm #393592
I see the tethers on Him, is he a trained hunter, great photo.
- March 5, 2019 at 3:07 am #393638
Thanks Robert – yes he is part of a Raptors show at a local wildlife sanctuary.
- March 6, 2019 at 4:47 pm #394029
- March 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm #394270
Great set David, very regal birds.
- March 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm #395169
- March 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm #395763
Lovely colours, and a bit comical!
- March 12, 2019 at 4:53 pm #395179
Cool bird Rob, would love to see one with its wings spread from those hints of colors.
- March 13, 2019 at 9:49 am #395303
- March 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm #395764
agreed, beautiful Rob!
- March 13, 2019 at 10:53 am #395309
- March 15, 2019 at 1:28 am #395598
- March 15, 2019 at 9:59 am #395677
Such cool looking birds. The two on the outside facing opposite directions with heads down and the middle Waxwing looking up makes for a great composition. It's also nice that the exposed ground and berries are similar in color to the birds themselves. Nice shot Leanne.
My book of regional bird species lists the Cedar Waxwing but I've not been lucky enough to see any.
- March 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm #395981
Thanks Dave! I was almost standing in the flock when I shot this, so I was very fortunate to catch it. The Bohemian's seem to congregate wherever there are berries leftover. We happen to have 2 Mountain Ash and a bunch of Junipers in our yard that they just love. I would guess the Cedar Waxwings would display similar preferences. Hope you get to see them someday!
- March 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm #395707
Lovely LeAnne , they are just starting to show up here, and it looks like some spring weather is too.
- March 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm #395982
Yay! This winter feels like a long one. Happy for spring to arrive.
- March 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm #395765
Really, really nice shot Leanne!
- March 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm #395984
- March 15, 2019 at 8:19 am #395631
You have several good images of these Cedar Waxwings on Flickr Leanne, but this trio is my favourite. We don't see them back here in southern Ontario until May when they feed on our Juniper. I'm surprised to see them finding berries buried in the snow.
- March 16, 2019 at 1:12 pm #395985
Hey Rob. Thanks. Yes, they love our Junipers too! I was surprised that they were on the ground getting berries too. Some were actually digging in the snow to bring them up. They had been by a couple of weeks early and emptied the tree of berries. One of our vehicles was covered in berry “juice” They are not tidy eaters!
- March 15, 2019 at 11:21 am #395682
WOW! So very well done to everyone posting pics here. I am so jealous. We have few birds in the desert and I do not have a lens I could capture them with anyway. All the birds pics are so enjoyable to view.
- March 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm #395711
Male Brewers Blackbird.
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- March 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm #395771
Nice one Dave. I find black difficult to get right and this one has good detail.
- March 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm #395784
Thanks Rob. I agree. Blacks can be tricky. I'll give at least partial credit to Pentax's latest “entry level” camera the K-70. Paired with the 55-300mm PLM. In this case maxed out to 300mm. They work well together.
- March 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm #395986
I agree with above comment – great job getting the colour to show. As cheeky and pushy as these birds are, they are quite beautiful too.
- March 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm #396032
Thanks Leanne. I agree. In the right light these common blackbirds show off their iridescent colors beautifully. Wish I could have filled the frame more to show off the colors better but they spooked easily. Could not get as close as I needed.
- March 15, 2019 at 10:58 pm #395858
That's Nice Dave
- March 16, 2019 at 1:36 pm #395988
- March 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm #396033
Very regal looking.
- March 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm #396166
- March 18, 2019 at 9:21 pm #396398
Both great shots Rob , the variety of birds in the world never ceases to amaze.
- March 20, 2019 at 12:22 am #396589
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