DAILY BIRD PICS VOL #415

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

We came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1219825/

Lots of good stuff in that last one. I was quickly lurking as I had some work and other events keeping me away. I'll for sure have to go back and review it in detail.


I got a nice surprise a couple of weeks ago when this female American Redstart was flitting around in the trees outside the window.

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

She flitted around eating some bugs and then landed on the hose reel box below the window.

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

While stalking a hummingbird and some butterflies, this American Goldfinch landed on the Hummingbird and House Wren perch.

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Can't remember if I posted this before, but all the action is back on the sunflowers.

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Marlton, NJ

Aww the Redstart is adorable! Very nice shots Mrs Ed!

Thanks for starting the new thread!

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Beautiful Mrs Ed!!! I am so jealous...wish I could have gotten the male I saw last week!!

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Thank you Mrs. Ed for the new thread. The American Restart is adorable, and I'm a fan of Goldfinch as well. I saw a Goldfinch the same day I noticed the Mag. Warbler. They both were just passing by.

Mount Pleasant Mills, PA(Zone 5a)

Great pictures Mrs. Ed. Love the American Redstart.

Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

I'm aching to see a restart! Great way to start a thread Mrs. Ed!

I'm sharing some pics of boring birds, but what the hey. I really hate grackles but sometimes they are just pretty. These bronze ones really caught my eye.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Grackle tongue action.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

White-winged Dove on the Mexican petunias.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Yes, just a puffed up House Sparrow, but I like this pic.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Great shots Elphy, how did you manage to have all of 'em lined up and turned to the left? "To the left, to the left" I can imagine hearing the lyric of that song. lol

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Finch reportů http://www.jeaniron.ca/2011/finchforecast.htms

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Quote from Lily_love :
Great shots Elphy, how did you manage to have all of 'em lined up and turned to the left? "To the left, to the left" I can imagine hearing the lyric of that song. lol


She did didn't she! lol Great shots all of them!

Marlton, NJ

Hi Mrs Ed. Your link says "Not Found".

Wonderful shots Elphaba!

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

try this:


http://www.jeaniron.ca/2011/finchforecast.htm

PERTH, Australia

What a gorgeous bird to start the thread with, Mrs Ed. So sweet and pretty.

Nice shots, Elphaba. It looks as if it's still hot where you are.

Little Black Cormorants on the river a couple of days ago.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Whoa! That's a large flock of Cormorants there Maraget! Thanks Mrs. Ed, for the interesting link. I'll study it further. Margaret, Elphy can share with you how hot the weather is. Here, ours reached the mid. 80F today, that's quite warm still.

A pair of residential Pekin Ducks.

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Sandusky, OH

Nice shots everyone!! Nice start to the new thread Mrs_Ed! Nice shots of your American Redstart!
Nice shots Elphaba!
Margaret, I see that view of the Cormorants during spring flying across the lake...nice shot!
Nice shot of your Peking's Lily!

Well I only have 2 shots to share but they are of my newest warbler...the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Warbler number 28 and number 206 overall.
I just happened to check the rarebird.org page and read the report's that they had spotted one at ONWR in the Magee Marsh area, so I made the trip out to see if I could get a shot.

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Sandusky, OH

actually have 3 shots of it...

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Sandusky, OH

last

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Nice find Burd!

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

What a beauty Burd!! Congrats!!

Fort Wayne, IN

These are all great pictures. I love the common grackle, what kind of equipment do you use? I would love to take pictures of birds right now I do all macro pictures, mostly insects.

Melbourne, FL

This Masked Lovebird came around and was conversing with my Lovebird.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Awww, what's a cutie! An escapee gp?

PERTH, Australia

Well done, Burd. That's quite an achievement. Stunning bird.

Cute, GP. Are they an introduced species in your area?

Melbourne, FL

I'm sure this was was an escaped pet. Never saw a Lovebird before.

Marlton, NJ

Love that Warbler Burd! Congratulations!

Cute Lovebird GP!

Stafford County, VA

Had this hawk show up yesterday and then again today. He was escorted by about six crows that were buzzing him and kept him on the move. In this shot you can see a feather fly after a crow smacked him in the head.

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Stafford County, VA

And this picture, which isn't very good, really, shows another crow coming at him. Notice the white speck on his head where the feather seen the previous picture was knocked out. This crow also made contact with the hawk's head.

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Stafford County, VA

And here he is when he came by again this afternoon. This time it was the mockingbirds that were buzzing him, so he didn't stay long.

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Sandusky, OH

Nice shot GP! Nice shot of the Red-tailed Dave!
Thanks all...more info on the Warbler, around 40 birder's were able to see the Black-throated Gray Warbler the last 2 days with about 10 photographer's including me.
Bird was last reported in Ohio back in 2005.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from Burd_Fotos :
Well I only have 2 shots to share but they are of my newest warbler...the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Warbler number 28 and number 206 overall.
I just happened to check the rarebird.org page and read the report's that they had spotted one at ONWR in the Magee Marsh area, so I made the trip out to see if I could get a shot.


That one must've pulled a big crowd of birders!

BirdFiles is short on good pics of this . . . http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/693/ ;-)

Resin

Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Nice shots everyone!
Dave, LOVE that hawk. Great shots.
Burd, congrats on that fabulous bird. Beautiful shots of it too and warblers are so hard to get.
GP, I feel so sad for that lost little bird! Glad he found someone to talk to. I have a friend who rescues parrots. She always has the exotic birds in her yard. I think they hear her parrots and recognize it as a familiar sound.

Lily, tried to get the birds to line up stage-right this time, but they were not cooperating! I also asked them to hop in the sun, but no. I don't blame them it's oven hot out there. At least the nights have cooled down.

Baltimore Oriole.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Got a little bit of sun in this one but he was kind of hidden.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Wish I could have gotten this House Finch in the sun. I call him Juicy Fruit. His rump is yellow.

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Could not get a really good pic of this yellow warbler. She would not stop for a second. Had to edit b/c I said "he" and I'm pretty sure it's a "she."

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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

I must admit she did pose on this stick in the sun for 3 pics but the camera didn't focus on her in 2 of them -- very annoying. Here she is escaping my photo.

This message was edited Sep 26, 2011 5:33 AM

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