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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: May 29 2014,20:51   

All the pond scum skimming I've been doing has had a bit of a bonus. One of the birds using the pond has gotten more desensitized to my presence.



Green heron.

Olympus E-PL1, Nikkor-H 300mm f/4.5 @ f/8.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 01 2014,12:54   

That's a very pretty shot.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: June 02 2014,14:44   

Back from a loooong road trip in the western US; this is the best shot of the trip. Lazuli Bunting, near the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.


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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 02 2014,21:54   

Butt, their still birds!!!!!111!!eleven!!

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2014,11:05   

Terrible quality, but all I have is a point and shoot. Every year we get to watch an osprey family from our back porch.



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timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2014,01:10   


Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza chrysorrhoa, Tumut New South Wales

  
timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2014,01:12   


Double-barred Finch, Taeniopygia bichenovii, Tumut New South Wales

  
timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: June 15 2014,01:24   


Not wildlife, but interesting. Taken via a Skywatcher 127mm Cassegrain telescope with a Canon 70D at 1/50sec.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2014,11:54   

My two "baby" ospreys are stretching their wings and sitting on the edge of the nest. This appears to be flying week. Always traumatic for us.

We never know how many survive; only that there's a hatching every year. I guess that population mathematics dictates that on average, a pair produce a pair during their lifetime.

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timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: July 10 2014,04:20   


Juvenile Grey Butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus), Dora Creek, NSW. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v....ture=kp to listen to some exuburant butcherbird song.

  
timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: July 10 2014,04:23   


Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), Dora Creek, NSW

  
timothya



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(Permalink) Posted: July 10 2014,04:27   


Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea), Dora Creek, NSW

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: July 10 2014,09:26   

verr nice

   
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: July 10 2014,21:01   

So I'm just back from about a week in DC stealing kisses from Imzadi. While I was gone, this happened in my petunias:



And here's a portrait of the lovely mama-to-be with the real camera:



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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 06 2014,01:11   

Not that my pictures are stunning like the others on display here, but I'm posting to see if there is an herpetologist who can identify this little guy.

Caught him taking in the late afternoon sun on the return hike from the dinosaur tracks in Purgatoire Canyon, Colorado.







(No Louis...herpetologist...not urrpppetologist)

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 06 2014,01:22   

Also curious if someone knows what the plant below might be. Found near 11,000 feet at Blue Lake in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness.

There were thousands of them at 10,000 feet and above in mostly open areas that tended to be wetter than surrounding areas. The pictures don't do justice to fascinating raised patterns in the leaves, which I assume help channel rainfall to center of the plant.





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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 06 2014,08:26   

Tony, take a look at this:

http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleri....ri.html

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 06 2014,10:54   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Aug. 06 2014,00:11)
Not that my pictures are stunning like the others on display here, but I'm posting to see if there is an herpetologist who can identify this little guy.

It's a lizard!

:p

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 06 2014,16:34   

Today was Fledging Day. I'm a little sad.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 07 2014,03:44   

Tony, regarding your lizard, take a look at this:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/account....c_range

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 07 2014,18:26   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Aug. 06 2014,15:34)
Today was Fledging Day. I'm a little sad.

Lou,

Enjoyed viewing the entire series. Nice pics and I found seeing the evolution of the chicks quite interesting.

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 07 2014,18:29   

Quote (The whole truth @ Aug. 07 2014,02:44)
Tony, regarding your lizard, take a look at this:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/account....c_range

TWT...I wasn't able to send a PM, so:

Thanks for nailing both identifications for me.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2014,14:15   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Aug. 07 2014,19:26)
Quote (Lou FCD @ Aug. 06 2014,15:34)
Today was Fledging Day. I'm a little sad.

Lou,

Enjoyed viewing the entire series. Nice pics and I found seeing the evolution of the chicks quite interesting.

Yep, it was interesting to watch them go from egg to fledging in two weeks, in real time. Every day that I'd get a peek at them, it was very apparent that they'd matured, noticeably, in just a day or two. It was kind of like watching my kids grow up in super-fast-forward.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2014,22:52   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Aug. 07 2014,16:29)
Quote (The whole truth @ Aug. 07 2014,02:44)
Tony, regarding your lizard, take a look at this:

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/account....c_range

TWT...I wasn't able to send a PM, so:

Thanks for nailing both identifications for me.

You're welcome, Tony. Glad I could help.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2014,13:27   

Captured this image of a young katydid doing some yoga moves on one of our tomato plants yesterday.


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Jim_Wynne



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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2016,11:41   

I'm resurrecting this old thread because of some unexpected visitors to our neighborhood.  I live in southeast Wisconsin in a central-city residential area, and this spring we had a Great Horned Owl rearing its young in a tree a block away from my house.  The nest is about thirty feet high in a tree that was completely exposed.  




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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2016,16:37   

After years of threats from our city code enforcement lawn nazis, we were recently one of the stars of a garden tour:



Our garden

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(Permalink) Posted: June 01 2016,13:35   

Just got back from a Study Abroad class trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Here's one of the over 800 images that I got!




Edited by stevestory on June 01 2016,14:38

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 02 2016,13:18   

But their still birds!!!111!!!!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2016,11:44   

I've deleted four spam posts from user "Elyn Saks".

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