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This has been a difficult spring for us and our feathered friends. Old man winter refuses to budge. Those birds that arrived early have issues with survival like this Western Meadowlark below.

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Jackdaw | A7 III and FE 70-300 G OSS

Trying out this new-to-me lens on a jackdaw contemplating life, I imagine.
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This heron is always fishing by the river near my house, but finally got to catch him with one. All A7iii with 200-600 and 1.4x TC at 840mm, 1/2000s, f9 and ISO 5000

Catch of the day


Line him up


Here goes


Uh oh


Fish? Me? In my neck? No idea what you're talking about...
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Osprey on the nest.
#1

#2

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2022 at 11:38
Common gulls (Larus canus) had found a mate to celebrate the May Day
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α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4 TC @ 840 mm, f/9, 1/1600 s, ISO 3200

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QUESTION for you bird observers
if I may?
about nesting behaviour + blackbirds.

(thought I'd ask at the local bird shelter, but you are probably more familiar with habits?).

weeks ago I trimmed the ivy/hedera on a wall, (approx. 2 meters high, 1m wide, at about a meter from the back door), uncovering the most perfect little bird nest I'd ever seen. ooops?
luckily there are still some ivy 'drapes' left. a couple of days ago a blackbird girl moved in. she sits there 24/7, afaik.
not monitoring her 'all the time', because we can look each other in the eye through the kitchen window, -at pres. less than 40 cm distance-, or through the back door. decided to keep the kitchen dark at night. -except for a small head light at times-. 2 days ago I heard the song of a blackbird, really close, yesterday night somewhat further away.

I've had a couple of blackbird friends over the years, (keyword: FOOD! ;)), and can tell you funny things about them; bottomline is that they were by no means shy. and even entered the kitchen.
so my question is: how do blackbirds do it? and what about food? water?

(in a stork household for instance, both mom & dad serve as egg cosies and they will bring each other food, while breeding.
and therefore, I would have expected to see pa blackbird more often?).
SHOULD I OFFER HER FOOD? (what? where? not digging up worms! fed them a special 'insect' mix before in winter, apart from raisins, apples. water?
would she leave her nest for brief moments?).
what would you do? THX?


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C., THE -most famous- bird lady of the province, said that blackbirds have another system. storks do it together, because their nests are not hidden.
we agreed that the girl will leave her nest every once in a while?





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Mockingbird Buzzes Bald Eagle.
Bald Eagle tormented by Mockingbird by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
a6600, 200-600 G, 1/1250, F7.1, 600mm.

Ready for flight.
Bald Eagle ready for flight by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
1/1600.

Eaglet Buddies hanging together. 3rd eaglet was flying.
Eaglets posing by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
1/1000.
Last bite.
Eaglet eating last morsel by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
1/400.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2022 at 02:06
Several birds from Governors Island.
#1 Eastern townhee


#2 Tree swallow


#3 Savannah sparrow


#4 Red-winged blackbird


#5 Red-winged blackbird


All with Sony A6400 and Sony E 70-350 G

Edited by mariuszlo - 04 May 2022 at 02:52
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Post Options Post Options   Quote VictorV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2022 at 09:48
Winter Wren   







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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2022 at 15:24
Goldfinch


(another) Robin

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2022 at 17:33
Beautiful shots above

Spring has finally come to us and the birds are passing through on their northward migration.

Here are a few from this week.

Ruby-crowned kinglet


Western meadowlark


Double-crested cormorants




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More birds from today.

Red-winged blackbird


Mrs and Mr Hooded merganser


Song sparrow
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Wood stork parent and offspring.
Adult and nestling Wood storks by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Mockingbird buzzes Osprey. Poor lighting and purple fringing.
Osprey and Mockingbird by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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