Colorful bufflehead — Mike Powell

I was thrilled Saturday when the sunlight illuminated the beautiful colors of this male Bufflehead duck (Bucephala albeola) as he was drying his wing feathers at the pond at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria, Virginia. In the past I had gotten glimpses of the brilliant purple and green colors on the head of a bufflehead, […]

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Ferruginous Hawk — First Of The Season — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Each autumn I eagerly anticipate the arrival of Ferruginous Hawks in our area. I love to photograph these big hawks. However, this year has been a disappointment. I’ve visited all of the usual haunts where I can […]

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Join the Seabrook Island Birders Shorebird Stewards Program — SIB

Why? To help birds at risk: Seabrook Island sits at a critical junction for a number of shorebird species! During the spring, birds like Piping Plovers and Red Knots need our beaches to pack on weight in preparation for migration. Birds fitted with transmitters have proven that some Red Knots, as part of their 9.300 […]

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Espatulilla Cabecinegra/Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher/Todirostrum nigriceps — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.048

Nombre en español: Espatulilla Cabecinegra Nombre en ingles: Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher Nombre científico: Todirostrum nigriceps Familia: Tyrannidae El titirijí cabecinegro​ (en Venezuela) (Todirostrum nigriceps), también denominado titirijí de cabeza negra o espatulilla cabecinegra (en Costa Rica y Colombia),​ es una especie de ave paseriforme perteneciente al género Todirostrum integrado en la familia Tyrannidae. Es nativo de América Central y del noroeste de América del Sur. Su nombre Todirostrum deriva del género todus que ha sido utilizado para referirse a aves pequeñas y rostrum queproviene […]

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Introducing Wisdom — Wickersham’s Conscience

Among birders, at least, one of the most famous individual birds in the world is Wisdom. Wisdom is a female Laysan Albatross, a species that spends almost all of its life at sea. Wisdom comes to shore on Midway Island, near the center of the Pacific Ocean, only to breed. Wisdom is the oldest banded […]

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New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch

Click here to read the January 2020 Western Water News from Audubon. Here’s an excerpt: Western Water News UPDATE: New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds The Trump Administration’s revised Waters of the United States rule shrinks the number of waterways protected under the Clean Water Act. UPDATE […]

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I’m So Tired All The Time… I’ve Got Too Many Feeders On My Plate. — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/80, ISO 200. Anna’s Hummingbird Why did the computer break up with the internet? There was no “Connection”. Interesting Fact: The dive display of the Anna’s Hummingbird lasts about 12 seconds, and the male may fly to a height of 40 m (131 feet) during the display. He starts by hovering two to four […]

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Malibu Lagoon Monthly Field Trips: Sunday, 26 January, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The depths of Winter and loads of birds. It’s frightening how many there are. I don’t even want to think about it! 60 to 75 species likely. A quiet beach on a cool, quiet day. Dress in layers for cool weather, wind or fog. Some of the great birds we’ve had in January are: American Wigeon, […]

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Monarch Threats and Winter Birds — Little Backyard World

You may have heard of the disappearance of the well-known conservationist that has been protecting the monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico and winter there. Homero Gomez was last seen on January 13th. Monarchs have a number of threats including illegal logging that reduces the size of their winter habitat in Michoacán. I recently finished […]

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Indigo Bunting — Feathered Focus

Hey guys, welcome back! The color blue. It has a very interesting history. Pretty sure I mentioned it before, way back when we did blue jay. But the color blue is actually quite rare in nature. This is a pretty good video that briefly summarizes it. Blue is the first thing you see when you […]

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