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Late Wednesday afternoon walk to the Jawbone Reserve, Some sun, but mostly hidden behind the louds.

 

Great Egret (spots on the second one are many seagulls flying around)

 

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Great Crested Grebe

 

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On 4/22/2020 at 3:43 AM, Docker123 said:

 

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Are these some particular feathers on the duck's head? From this angle it looks like he or she has on a toupé (nothing wrong with that!) or simply just has hair like the Ernie muppet. I love it. We don't get many fancy ducks in my part of the world. I don't think they ever figured out how the Harlequin duck arrived in Central Park!

 

Beautiful photos everyone 🙂 Thank you. 

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On 8/9/2020 at 9:50 PM, mskaufman said:

Any idea what I have here

 

Hard to ID for sure and without knowing where you were when you shot them, but they look like doves - I'd say likely mourning doves if you were in the U.S.  Mourning doves have pretty long tails compared to some other doves.

 

Here's some of my recent backyard action - I've been seeing and shooting much more of the backyard lately!

 

Blue jay:

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Downy woodpecker:

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Mourning dove on the bird bath:

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Ibis wandering around my lawn:

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Common grackle:

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Juvenile blue jay:

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Juvenile European starling:

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Northern cardinal:

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Adult European starling:

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Juvenile red-bellied woodpecker:

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Thank you for the lovely photos z.  A couple of them brought back memories.

 

When I went to the US for grad school, I was always taken by the cardinal. Such a beautiful little bird. Brought joy.

 

The other was the starling, a bird of hate.  I grew up in Western Australia and starlings were a feared invasive species because of the damage they did to fruit and other crops. They were mostly absent because of the big desert separating WA from South Australia.

 

To keep it that way, shooters were hired at the border to dispose of any that thought they could fly west. Still a policy of elimination.

 

1999: Shooters await arrival of starlings in WA

https://www.abc.net.au/pm/stories/s44232.htm
 

With Covid, the WA borders are closed and I can’t even go across from Victoria to visit family. I am not likely to be shot at, however.

 

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I ave finally been able to go for a walk and carry my camera. It has been many months.

 

So, just a couple of pics of welcome swallow chicks waiting for a feed.  The parents flew in and out so Fast, I was not able to get them.

 

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