Female Bufflehead in morning sunlight.
Topetinho-verde (Lophornis chalybeus)
Birds 2018 Week 41... Least Bittern. Lives and nests in swampland and is amazingly adept at hanging from reeds with its gangly legs to spot food 😂
Our waterfowl migration-themed posts continue! Gadwall female (left) and male (right). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
American Wigeons have rounder heads than Gadwalls. Both male and female Gadwalls have a small white patch in the lower wing, but lack the large white patch in the upper wing and green secondaries of a Wigeon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gadwall. Photo: Mick Thompson/flickr Creative Commons⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Este hallazgo fue descubierto por el grupo de Ecología y Evolución de Vertebrados del Instituto de Biología de la Universidad de Antioquia, el cual fue contratado por EPM en el marco de la protección de más 25.000 hectáreas del territorio que la entidad hará como compensación por la obra.
A Hairy Woodpecker - they are fairly small as woodpeckers go, but they move fast, and are forever on the move.
Gray Catbird (Dumetella Carolinensis) this Catbird flew down and landed right in front of me on the table I was sitting at in the back yard. She just sat there and looked me. A couple minutes later it came back and perched on a branch next to me. She then opened her mouth and showed me her find. A red seed from a Southern Magnolia tree in the backyard. I wonder if this is the baby that loved coming up to me this past summer whenever I was out in the backyard ❤️ #birdsmatter #catbird #beborahroyphotography
I want to thank @audubonpa
for giving me the opportunity to share some of my images from the state. For my final post I wanted to share a bit about myself and how my love for birds began. Have you ever heard of a 'spark bird?' A spark bird is the bird that sparks your passion for birding and can start a lifetime of birdwatching. For me that bird was a Chickadee. (Feel free to comment with your spark bird!) I always have feeders up and years before I ever thought of picking up a camera to photograph a bird, I would enjoy spending my mornings on the front porch with a cup of coffee watching the birds come and go. My favorite visitors were the chickadees because I loved their scratchy voices and how spunky these little birds were. If my feeders went empty, they let me know by chattering at me from my dogwood tree as I walked across the porch before or after work. I live in an area in Southcentral PA that is an overlap for the Black-capped and Carolina Chickadee and they are difficult (for me) to differentiate. My guess is that this one is a Carolina but if that is incorrect, please feel free to correct me and provide some good field marks for future use. I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have. Happy birding!
Image by: @tlsepkovic
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We’ve been seeing some impressive waves of migrating Turkey Vultures passing through in large flocks (or kettles). They typically migrate in small, loose kettles in the area, but ahead of storms and cold fronts, like what we’ve recently experienced, dense kettles can form. Next time they fly over take the time to enjoy these misunderstood birds!
Photo credit: @nick_kanakis
A lovely male Spanish Sparrow. 😍
The Pied-billed Grebe is a shy little diver that I've never been able to get a close look at until recently. Unlike other grebes, these littles ones are not sociable and are almost never in flocks. Instead they prefer to stay hidden in small marshy areas. I managed to find a spot where I was hidden and had the pleasure of observing this little guy whinnying, braying, cooing and chasing a cute little female across a small cove. I think he made a good impression on her.
Image by: @tlsepkovic
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