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I think of all the birds that come into my garden to eat off my feeders as my birds so come rain or snow I am out filling them up.

This beautiful little Goldfinch visits my niger feeder (had to get a metal one as the plastic Squirrel proof one is not Squirrel proof). I have seen 5 in the tree all at one time so I know I have at least 5 in the area.

These birds are wild, but have no fear to be hand fed.

Grey Heron close up at Rutland Water

P1310088 - Grey-headed Starling - Female - Size - 20 cm

# 287 - 02 July '18 - 18:35 (13:05 GMT)

 

At - Barnighad - Uttarakhand - Western Himalayas - ~1000m (3280 ft) Altitude.

 

Chestnut-tailed Starling or Grey-headed Myna (Sturnia malabarica) is a member of the starling family of perching birds. It is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia.

The species name is after the distribution of a former subspecies in the Malabar region. This resident population has a white head and is often treated as a full species, the Malabar starling (Sturnia blythii).

 

DO YOU KNOW - Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture is the highest flying bird ever recorded. Flying at an altitude of 37000 ft. 🍁

Happy birding 🐬

P1510154 - Black Redstart (Subspecies - Phounicurus) - Size - 15 cm

# 266 - 30 May '18 - 17:24 (11:54 GMT)

 

Black redstart - (Phoenicurus ochruros) - is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).

 

Also known as - Tithy's Redstart, Blackstart and Black Redtail 🐾

 

At - Leh - Ladakh - Kashmir - Western Himalayas 3,525m (11,565 ft)

 

WONDERFUL FACTS - The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is among world’s heaviest flying bird species. Happy birding 🐾

This little beauty is sitting on a trellis that was placed near the bog during the winter. The trellis was used to clip frost cloth over the bog plants. I have every intention of moving it, but the birds really like to use it as a perch so I'm really in no hurry to do so.

 

Have a wonderful day and happy snapping.

P1310149 - White-throated Kingfisher - Size - 27 - 28 cm

# 291 - 09 July '18 - 15:45 (10:15 GMT)

 

At - Barnighad - Uttarakhand - Western Himalayas - ~1000m (3280 ft) Altitude.

 

White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) - also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from Turkey east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.

 

DO YOU KNOW - A rhinoceros' horn is made of hair 🐾

Happy birding ️🌺

The ruddy turnstoneruddy turnstoneruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria.

Lifer. This was a lot more co-operative bird compared to the Worm-eating Warbler that I saw a few days earlier. The bird was foraging on trees on both sides of the paved road just north of the Visitor Center. Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto, Ontario.

I keep thinking these are pigeons from a distance. Damn my colour blindness

Thank you all for visits, faves and comments!

The largest colony of blue herons in Amsterdam you can find in the Amsterdam Zoo, Artis. During the breeding season, the colony counts about 400 birds, a true spectacle to watch.

He sat there alone and called his mother. He could not fly and did not scare to me. After one and a half hours of our joint time, he took all his strength and flew away. It was such a little miracle to me ...

Bird Buffet this little fellow cant decide, peanuts or seed so he took his time to do so, shot in North Carolina.

The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.

 

A Long Tailed Tit sitting on some Barbed Wire, love these, probably my favourite of all the tit species

The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.

 

Female Cardinal taken on a VERY cold day in February. All the birds were fluffing up their feathers to keep warm.

Walter Zoo, Gossau

Limpkin, also called Courlan, or Crying Bird, (species Aramus guarauna), large swamp bird of the American tropics, sole member of the family Aramidae.

One of North America's most curious birds, the Limpkin is singular in appearance and unusual in its diet, with extraordinary vocal habits and a restricted range in the United States. It looks like an oversized rail, well camouflaged in brown with spots of white, and is a locally distributed resident in freshwater marsh and riparian habitats from Florida south through the Caribbean islands and Central and South America as far as Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. In Florida, where it has been best studied, its diet is almost exclusively apple snails (Pomacea paludosa), which it deftly finds and opens with the aid of a bent and twisted bill tip, leaving characteristic piles of unbroken snail shells. The male's loud and mournful calling is especially distinctive. The sound of several males countercalling has been described as "one of the weirdest cacophonies of nature". Ritualistic territorial charging displays, courtship feeding, and a surprising variety of nest sites add to this species' unusual appeal.

 

I found this one at Joe Overstreet Landing Lake Kissimmee, Osceola County Florida.

It was back lit by the sun.

No, not me! But this poor bird I stalked with my camera until he or she had enough. ;-)

  

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