Bird-a-Day

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by Matt Buckingham » November 15th, 2012, 2:55 pm

That is super cool Rip.

Here is a sandpiper that likes to forage a bit deeper than its congenerics.

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Stilt Sandpiper by Matt Buckingham, on Flickr

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by AsydaBass » November 16th, 2012, 7:13 am

Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae)

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This bird was captured during a study on neotropical migrants in Rara Avis, Costa Rica.

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Post by Matt Buckingham » November 16th, 2012, 8:04 am

Awesome Don. I caught many of those while working in Costa Rica! Your image brigns back some good memories!!

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Post by AsydaBass » November 16th, 2012, 10:17 am

Thanks, Matt. They bite harder than expected for such a little bird, yes?

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Post by Matt Buckingham » November 16th, 2012, 10:57 am

Euphonia definately pack a punch.

Here's a Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, an endemic of the Atlantic Forest.

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by AsydaBass » November 17th, 2012, 7:37 am

Killer photo, Matt, and a cool bird! At first glimpse, the photo reminded me of a Blue-and-gold Tanager.

Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida)

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Post by Matt Buckingham » November 18th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Here's one of my favorite South American tanagers.

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Swallow-Tanager by Matt Buckingham, on Flickr

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Post by AsydaBass » November 19th, 2012, 7:34 am

Wow, Swallow Tanagers are high on my list of must sees.

This little guy makes an appearance in the same spot every year down here. He showed up again sometime last week. Happy to have him back, here's our "Everglades" Vermilion Flycatcher

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Post by Matt Buckingham » November 20th, 2012, 7:08 am

A common bird, but a neat behavior. This was in response to a large speckled kingsnake.

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Northern Mockingbird by Matt Buckingham, on Flickr

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Post by AsydaBass » November 20th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Double-crested Cormorant and Catfish

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by herper79 » November 23rd, 2012, 10:23 pm

Help with ID?
Observed this one in San Mateo County. Oak/grassland area
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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by Owen » November 23rd, 2012, 11:04 pm

Nick, it's a Townsend's Warbler.

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by herper79 » November 24th, 2012, 9:41 pm

Thanks, These seem to not be too common here right?

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by Matt Buckingham » November 27th, 2012, 8:20 am

These guys are always fun to see!!

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Brown-capped Rosy Finch by Matt Buckingham, on Flickr

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by dery » November 27th, 2012, 8:43 am

Antonsrkn wrote:
Rip, that is an incredible photo! I'm surprised the shrike is able to subdue a bird of that size.
I wonder how too.

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Post by AsydaBass » November 27th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Matt, that Finch photo is amazing, damn near perfect. Good job!

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by AsydaBass » November 27th, 2012, 8:38 pm

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by rip18 » November 28th, 2012, 6:46 am

About the loggerhead shrike & the Carolina wren. Amazingly enough, I watched this shrike pursue Eastern bluebirds (MUCH bigger than the wren) and yellow-rumped warblers for probably 15 minutes that day. The shrike was acting more like a Cooper's hawk!

Anyway, here's my bird for the day - an eastern brown pelican. I found him fishing in a bayou two days ago. The bayou had Chinese tallow tree growing in spots along the bank. (Chinese tallow tree is horribly invasive and is change the way many wetlands in the southeastern US look and function). It does have pretty red and yellow fall color. I positioned myself so that the bird would come into a patch of color, and when that happened, the pelican stopped and posed!



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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by chrish » November 28th, 2012, 1:28 pm

Peale's or Barking Imperial Pigeon from Fiji.

These huge pigeons are very common in Fiji where they are called Barking Pigeons. Their deep dog-like barks echo through what little forest is left in the islands.

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There is a great recording of the sound here - http://www.xeno-canto.org/109087

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Post by beanie » November 28th, 2012, 2:08 pm

Wasn't a big birder until my herping trips started going south lol. Anyway we are lucky enough to live near two of the biggest rookeries in the south, Lake Martin (Cypress Island Preserve) and Jungle Gardens (Avery Island)

One of my favorite birds.

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Post by Matt Buckingham » November 28th, 2012, 2:21 pm

Cool shot Beanie!

Here's an interesting polyandrous, reverse sexually dimorphic shorebird from South America.

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Re: Bird-a-Day

Post by rip18 » November 29th, 2012, 3:59 pm

An American Coot from a week or so ago...

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