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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jan 1, 2018 10:03 AM CST
Happy New Year !!!!!
and Welcome! to the Bird Photos January 2018 thread

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

and a few old pics to get us started

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Not all those who wander are lost - J. R. R. Tolkien
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 1, 2018 5:16 PM CST
Peace and happiness for 2018 to everyone.

Wondered for just a short moment what would I kick off 2018 with here in Bird Photos forum. Fell back to one of my favourites, Eastern Yellow Robin.

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

Vincent Van Gough
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Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Jan 1, 2018 9:54 PM CST
At the end of the last installment in the December thread, we had left our intrepid Heron, Danny, wandering, without apparent purpose, around the Robin Hood Spring pool. However, as I tried to grab a reflection image, Danny had a different idea, and grabbed another muskrat!:
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And that turned in to another two minute or so tussle, which incorporated dunkings, a land walkabout, reentry into the pool and more dunkings before Danny finally ingested another meal. As done previously, I have placed all of the images of the struggle in another Dropbox file which can be accessed with the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5ue...
After finishing his second muskrat course, Danny provided some more reflection poses:
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Could there be more to follow? Whistling
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 1, 2018 9:57 PM CST
well there's sure to be more to follow, thank you Robert; feeling like a local checking in on the life of Danny here. Seems like quite the fisherman, and you the shooter Robert...
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Jan 2, 2018 3:13 PM CST
Briefly ducking out on the Robin Hood Spring Saga and cleaning out some December images:
A couple of Mallard captures from last month:
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Plus a sister and brother: Thumb of 2018-01-02/marsrover/f14424
Then there are three mallard variations:
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Finally, two more standard Mallards:
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 2, 2018 3:47 PM CST
...it's the smallest of our honey-eaters; the Scarlet Honeyeater. Photos taken at Bingara (inland N.S.W.)

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

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2018 4:33 PM CST
Happy New Year everyone, hope everyone has a great year with lots of great bird watching.
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Jan 2, 2018 5:10 PM CST
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looking forward to another year of bird photos! Smiling
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Jan 3, 2018 12:11 PM CST
Every now and then on my walks I will spot a robin, but they are playing hard to get. Finally got a reasonable image:
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Also, spotted this sign along the Robin Hood Spring Streamlet: Thumb of 2018-01-03/marsrover/64f636

Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 3, 2018 3:00 PM CST
@marsover Enjoyed that Robin of yours Robert; they're a lovely bird; I love the Robin families. Signs are always interesting and great reference material when backing up a photograph at times.

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

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 3, 2018 3:22 PM CST
...another Honeyeater; this time, the White-Plumed.

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

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Jan 4, 2018 11:36 AM CST
Hello,
I'm sorry terrible picture. Had to take a photo of my camera screen because computers broken. Wanted to share though that a Lawrence's Goldfinch has been coming to my thistle feeders for at least about five months now! It's just the lone one with about a million lesser goldfinches. I always hoped one would come because I think they're the prettiest bird and are supposed to be somewhat nomadic. Definitely a treat that he's come and STAYED so long!!! Hurray!
He's a beautiful adult male.


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Then of course the cute lesser goldfinches



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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Jan 4, 2018 11:39 AM CST
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looking forward to another year of bird photos! Smiling


Wow beautiful!

I love Cardinals! They're actually starting to very slowly establish themselves here in San Diego because of escaped cage birds in Tijuana's pet trade.
Name: Becky Panetta
Dacula, Georgia (Zone 8a)
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beclu727
Jan 4, 2018 3:31 PM CST
Thank You! Kurt for the new thread. Love your Bluebird pic. Looking forward to all the beautiful birds on this thread!
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Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Jan 4, 2018 4:11 PM CST
carlysuko said:

Wow beautiful!

I love Cardinals! They're actually starting to very slowly establish themselves here in San Diego because of escaped cage birds in Tijuana's pet trade.

Thanks carly. Welcome to the forum! You will love it here. Welcome!
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Jan 4, 2018 5:05 PM CST
Yesterday was mostly sunny, winds calm and temperatures in the mid twenties. Even so, it wasn't until I passed the Klein's Footbridge that there was significant duck activity. First, we have a Mallard hen and then a hen and drake pair:
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Then a curled up Mallard drake (with a bit of a reflection image), plus a drake close up:
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Next, there were two American Black Ducks and one of our Mallard Hybrid Drakes:
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Finally, two Merganser drakes stopped by briefly:
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 4, 2018 6:06 PM CST
@carlysuko what a treat Lawrence's Goldfinch came and visited for you to enjoy. All your Goldfinches look good to me.

@marsrover also enjoyed your beautiful waterbirds; lovely photos again.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 4, 2018 6:10 PM CST
Port Lincoln Ringneck photographed at Alice Springs, N.T., Australia.

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

Vincent Van Gough
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 4, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Oh the Mergansers are so handsome Lovey dubby
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 5, 2018 3:44 PM CST
Crested Pigeon, different faces, different places....

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

Vincent Van Gough

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