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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Dec 1, 2017 2:42 PM CST
Welcome! to the Bird Photos December 2017 thread

a link to last month's thread - The thread "Bird Photos - November 2017" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

and a Cardinal photo from 12 26 12 to get us started

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Not all those who wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Dec 1, 2017 3:09 PM CST
Keeping in the spirit of the new thread, here are a few red-tail images taken today (in the Parkway):
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And then, to digress a bit, the following Dropbox link is for more hawk images taken towards the end of last month:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/du4...
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Name: Carole
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carolem
Dec 4, 2017 5:30 AM CST
Kookaburra have been active and vocal lately; a couple of young ones about ...

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then some juvenile Noisy Miners ...

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and lastly, Rainbow Lorikeets

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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Dec 4, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Those Lorikeets are beautiful!
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Dec 4, 2017 5:58 PM CST
carolem said:Kookaburra have been active and vocal lately; a couple of young ones about ...

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Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/ea295d

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then some juvenile Noisy Miners ...

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Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/b97f05
Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/369812

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and lastly, Rainbow Lorikeets

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Okay. Going to pack now. Moving to Australia. Hilarious!
AKA Joey.
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Dec 6, 2017 5:52 PM CST
carolem said:Kookaburra have been active and vocal lately; a couple of young ones about ...

Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/9aa72d

Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/ea295d

Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/a551e5

then some juvenile Noisy Miners ...
wow carol!! those birds are awesome!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You!
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and lastly, Rainbow Lorikeets

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Thumb of 2017-12-04/carolem/39ea89

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Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Dec 6, 2017 9:58 PM CST
Since the thread seems a bit slow, I thought I would throw in a few Mallard images from last Friday:
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Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Dec 7, 2017 9:25 PM CST
Well, all appears to have been quiet on this thread for almost a day, so I'll throw in some Heron (Danny to be specific) images from the 1 November Little Lehigh stroll. First, there are some stoic on the stream bank posing images:
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After better than a half hour of unexciting inactivity, our bird stuck out his tongue (a Bronx cheer?)
Thumb of 2017-12-08/marsrover/1d5f58 and finally entered the stream and posed for some almost good reflection images:
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While wandering around in the stream, Danny suddenly plunged into the water and came up with a small Brown Trout and some stream greenery. I have (again due to the number of mages) put the sequence into a Dropbox file which can be accessed with the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/chw...

After ingesting his catch, our feathered friend next took a short flight downstream:
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After landing, Danny strode onto the far bank and planted himself there:
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After a protracted period of no further bird motion, I headed home for my own afternoon snack.
Name: MarĂ­a Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Dec 8, 2017 9:04 AM CST
krobra said: Welcome! to the Bird Photos December 2017 thread

a link to last month's thread - The thread "Bird Photos - November 2017" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

and a Cardinal photo from 12 26 12 to get us started

Thumb of 2017-12-01/krobra/2598aa


I love those cardinals you have in the United States. Too different from our also lovely cardinals (paroaria coronata)
https://www.hbw.com/ibc/photo/...

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Hamwild
Dec 8, 2017 1:49 PM CST
My apologies, I should invest in a camera other than the one on my cellphone. Big Grin

Someone else isn't enjoying the weather. This is not only a new visitor, but one I've never seen before (I've only ever seen red-tailed hawks).

Red-shouldered hawk
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Name: Becky Panetta
Dacula, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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beclu727
Dec 9, 2017 10:25 AM CST
A very early snow hit the Atlanta area yesterday and this morning. Brought the birds to the suet and peanut butter.

Finally got a similar picture of a Downey and a Hairy for comparison!

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The Bluebirds are taking over the suet.

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But they do share sometimes.

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Other birds around the suet and BOSS feeders.

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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Dec 9, 2017 6:59 PM CST
Becky these photographs are the best! Great to see differing bird types seemingly giving each other a share of the token you offer. We are honoured to have nature's bounty on our doorstep. Keep up the good work with food to keep them warm.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Dec 9, 2017 7:22 PM CST
When they need, the birds do tolerate each other. Pretty much the difference between north and south in this country. In the south, there is seldom the need to cooperate, in the north things are tougher, and there is much more cooperation between species....
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Dec 9, 2017 7:53 PM CST
ctcarol said:When they need, the birds do tolerate each other. Pretty much the difference between north and south in this country. In the south, there is seldom the need to cooperate, in the north things are tougher, and there is much more cooperation between species....


Wow, I wish the weather had that effect on people! Hilarious!
AKA Joey.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Dec 9, 2017 7:56 PM CST
I didn't want to get into politics here...but yeah.
Name: Becky Panetta
Dacula, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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beclu727
Dec 9, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Thank You! @carolem for the Acorn
and thanks everyone for the thumbsup!

A lot of the snow has melted, but there is still a lot out there. The house and gold finches have almost emptied the BOSS feeder! I saw 3 brownheaded nuthatches at the peanutbutter at one time, but no camera. Sighing!
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Dec 10, 2017 11:45 AM CST
what beautiful pictures becky! I love those bluebirds! fantastic stuff!! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You! Thank You!
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Dec 10, 2017 11:56 AM CST
the cold weather finally got to central florida...a tit mouse visited the feeder today!
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little buggers wont sit still long enough for an inexpierienced photographer Sighing!

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I caught him flying away though! Hurray!

Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Almostdone
Dec 10, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Those guys are crazy fast, and they aren't still for long. Good job!! Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Dec 11, 2017 1:30 PM CST
As all of us on the East Coast recall, the weather forecasters were prognosticating a rather snowy Saturday. So, even though the temperatures were in the mid thirties with solid overcast Friday, I grabbed my gear and headed for the Parkway. It started off slowly ( no hawk in the typical area), but early on I did spot a feathered friend I hadn't seen for some time, a Merganser Drake: Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/4b4a35 Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/1845c0
Accompanied by an echelon formation of four hens Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/6a7276
Of course, there were the usual Mallards: Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/e08f8d Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/dc7263
Plus a few feeding American Black Ducks: Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/703e90 Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/4bdcc9
Despite the conditions, it was turning out to be a good day. Then it got better. Although they were playing hard to get, I did get some songbird images. First some cardinals in the bushes:
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Then, a Bluejay high up in a tree:
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And finally, up near the Indian Museum, what I believe is a Yellow Crowned Sparrow: Thumb of 2017-12-11/marsrover/fcdb6b
Apparently, these birds had not been checking the weather forecasts!
More to follow.
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