Not the greatest photos but still such a beautiful bird!
Male Painted Bunting
How about a creative blur for something different? Who can identify the flock of birds in this image? Hint: the image was taken in Walvis Bay, Namibia in April. Canon 1dxmk2, EF 70-200mm f/2.8ii at 200mm, 1/40 sec at f/25, ISO 125, manual mode, spot metering, hand held.
A juvenile sandhill crane preens his feathers. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Gainesville, FL. Canon 1dxmk2, EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6ii at 280 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/9.0, ISO 1000, spot metering, manual mode, hand held.
Painted Bunting! I will never get tired of these!
I get it, you’re a busy person. You have work, you have school, you have a reality tv show in which you influence society in a major way (shoutout @kyliejenner
). The sad thing is that a lot of people use that as an excuse. In life, there is no room for excuses. You have to find a way. Don’t be afraid to get a mental workout in addition to your physical one. I’m against violence towards animals, but kill two birds with one stone here (once again, metaphorical, please protect the birds). Pump those guns, but be sure to pump that mind as well. Read a book, finish up some paperwork, heck, yesterday I played a little bit of a sudoku. Love that game almost as much as I love fitness. But I’m rambling. With all the time you’ll save from this #fitnessHack
, who know what you can accomplish? The world is yours. #fitness #fitFam #regularFam #birds #stone #scholarly #protectTheBirds #multiTask #gym
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'' John J. Audubon! It was almost 200 years ago that Audubon published Birds of America, a book describing 453 North American birds, each of which he painted with remarkable accuracy. Little did Audubon know that with this, he would be making ornithological history—Audubon societies started popping up across the United States, and in 1901, @audubonsociety
groups around the country joined together in a loose national organization, which helped to establish the first U.S. national wildlife refuge, Florida’s Pelican Island, in 1903. Today @audubonsociety
is a potent force dedicated to the protection of birds, and we’re proud of our long-lasting partnership with the organization. With the Trump administration’s reckless attempts to roll back laws that safeguard these magical creatures, birds need our help more than ever. #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #protectthebirds #audubon #birds #birding #nature
Don’t refuse to go in a wild goose chase,that’s what wild geese are for.
Happy Friday everyone and welcome to another installment of #featherfactfriday
! This is Red, and he is a Military macaw on display in the Zoo’s South American realm. He is a large parrot and a medium-sized macaw. You can find a lot of these guys in your local pet stores; however, in the wild they are becoming a vulnerable species. Military macaws are native to the forests of Mexico and South America. If you look closely to their feather coloring, it mimics the same colors used in the military uniforms found in their home countries. #mymgmzoo #ProtectTheBirds #BirdYourWorld #Conservation #capitalcool #zaa #featherfactfriday
A Wyomingite won the Audubon Photography Awards grand prize! The Great Gray Owl in this photo and many other birds featured in this year's contest are protected by the #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct
. This crucial law is currently under threat. Take action to #ProtectTheBirds
Great Gray Owl. Photo: Steve Mattheis/Audubon Photography Awards
2018 Grand Prize Winner
🇬🇧 Sadely plovers nest directly on the sand.
Their eggs and chicks can just count on their camouflage... the breeding season of kentish plover is during end of spring and beginning of summer, when Normandy beachs are more and more touristic... 🏖☀️⛱
Sometimes, parents are disturbed to often, eggs and babies are crushed by walkers🏃♀️🏃♂️🚶♀️, dogs🐕, horses🏇, hordes and carte, motobikes, sand yachts...
🇫🇷 Malheureusement, les gravelots nichent directement sur le sable.
Leurs oeufs et leurs poussins peuvent uniquement compter sur leur camouflage... La saison de reproduction des gravelots à collier interrompu se déroule à la fin du printemps et début de l'été quand les plages Normandes sont de plus en plus fréquentées... 🏖☀️⛱
Parfois, les parents sont trop souvent dérangés, les oeufs et les bébés sont écrasés par les promeneurs 🚶♀️🏃♂️🏃♀️, les chiens 🐕, les chevaux🏇, les attelages, les motos tout terrain, les chars à voile...
(Picture of commun ringed plover)
#plover #kentishplover #commonringedplover #grandgravelot #gravelot #gravelotacollierinterrompu #gci #limicole #limicolelover #limicoleforever #montsaintmichel #montsaintmichelbay #normandybeach #baiedumontsaintmichel #protectplovers #savetheplovers #protectthebirds #protectthebeach #newjob #wildlifejob #frenchbird #birdsofinstagram #ornitho #birdstagram #birdwatching #birdlife #gonm #cestbeaulamanche
Observing the wildlife down by the river, I witnessed something, that for me, was quite heartbreaking.
I watched as a bird walked up to a plastic wrapper, picked it up, and flew away with the plastic still in its beak. I thought to myself, well there are plenty of twigs and such strewn around, so why did it grab that plastic? Well, because the plastic is everywhere, and naturally, animals make use of all the resources in their area- and there's plenty of it.
But, plastic is full of harmful chemicals, with no nutritional value... so what's going to happen next?
We are living in a plastic world- a single use plastic world.
#planetorplastic #plasticworld #singleuseplastic #waste #disturbed #protectthebirds #protectourplanet #motherearth
I was on vacation recently and we went to a restaurant where this beautiful creature was caged up in an enclosure not big enough for him to even spread his wings completely. That is something I absolutely don’t support. Birds have wings to fly and be free. When people do this they strip them of what they have and the birds suffer not being able to do what they were born to do. #birds #cages #animalrights #protectthebirds #beautiful #setfree
A chocolate turkey (the size of a basketball) gifted to my agency for our response to HPAI. A delicious thank you!