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Jim Dehnert has been at 4 events

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Landscape Photography Show13,488*Come join Popular landscape and nature photographer @115924865466302265389*  and the Landscape Photography Team on Tuesday April 8th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Ray is a retired scuba diving and karate instructor. He now spends his time taking photography and sharing with the Google Plus community. Ray also runs several themes on G+ including True portraits, Dawn on Sunday, Lily Monday, Grass Tuesday, Wading Bird Wenesday, Leaves on Thursdays, Buggy Friday, Swampy Saturday, Paintography, and The Magic of light!  *Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849 page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!* Share your favorite landscape photographs with leading lines. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album. Join the fun on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #30 Leading lines and Light with Ray Bilcliff.2014-04-09 04:00:00567  
Margaret Tompkins147,672Landscape Photography Community:  RED General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature the color RED. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 17, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 10: RED2014-03-10 21:00:00330  
Robert SKREINER1,229,010@102506901448022034742  ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Your TOP Bird Photos* includes all  Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc. *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● Please *share* this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 5 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles ● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● You can always change your photos during the contest,     if you delete before your previous photos! ● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!    There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538   ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄* will be shared also at the Page: @102506901448022034742  *The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄* will be also shared at the G+ Page @110538600381916983600  *The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948   All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of  @117000139571713536948 & @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742   #birdloversworldwide   @110538600381916983600 @112840736235573716407  @118354348104191320538  @105124330145456519952  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383  @115580685364349575355  @105782727431661976037 @114507611997390703788  @102551956772228628364  @107009098215521569646  @104047237564402491584 @112271908611925541359  @112271908611925541359 @102664053835780029639  @112527225704468158520 @102202857193383470434  @105798359393030559274 @103374725189855996747 @110806949181190360839  @101843523903788031573 @117985549028905293535 +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00792  
Mountain Photos7,791*Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012* _*It's the first Wednesday of another month and is time to have another great fun with amazing mountain photos running for the month's Best Mountain Photos!*_ Come enjoy this great event! If you are not able to submit a photo, feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos! *Theme*: Mountain Photos (*Black and White only*) *Rules for Participation* –Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts). –Upload *only one (1) entry of your original B/W photo* which you own the copyright of. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do. *Codes of Conduct* –You should not tag your entry with any theme page. –For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. _(If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event)_. There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added *1* photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012. –If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated. –If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again. *Durations*: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, November 7th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a three day period until November 10th, Saturday 10:00 PM GMT. During this period of 3 days, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. _(Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)_ *Voting & Assessment*: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.) *Results*: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page) will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | November 2012" will be shared publicly. So, get prepared for Wednesday, and have fun with this great event! Good luck and cheers, +Baki Karacay  Curator of +Mountain Photos  http://gplus.to/mountainphotos PS. Feel free to reshare this event. The more you share, the more followers the page has and the more visible your photos are. You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos  Photography Theme Page and/or you were included in Amazing Mountain Photographers (AMPBest Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-11-07 23:00:00211  

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Most comments: 22

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2015-10-11 11:44:51 (22 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Here's a dapper fellow in his breeding plumage last spring.  The avocets I found today are in winter plumage, without the rusty heads...

For #BirdPoker  water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +AndyBro... more »

Most reshares: 8

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2015-10-18 10:01:07 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

California Gull, Larus californicus; 
Alviso Marina County Park, Alviso, California

Most of these head inland for the summer, but we've been seeing more of them the past couple years.

For #BirdPoker  flying over water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#Gulloftheweek +*** curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown#... more »

Most plusones: 95

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2015-09-16 08:24:15 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 95 +1s)Open 

House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus; Palo Alto, California

My guess is that this is the most widespread finch in the world.  Anyone know?

For #BirdPoker finches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergenmore »

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2015-12-20 06:00:11 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus; Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Utah

From the end of our summer family reunion trip to Wyoming...

For #BirdPoker  "Hiding in a tree" curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo#... more »

Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus; Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Utah

From the end of our summer family reunion trip to Wyoming...

For #BirdPoker  "Hiding in a tree" curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#NorthernFlicker   #FlamingGorgeReservoir  ___

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2015-12-13 13:26:16 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Short-billed Dowitchers, Limnodromus griseus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Three of a kind, doubled up, for
#BirdPoker  chubby, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#sleepysaturday +Sleepy Saturday curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +AlbertoCar... more »

Short-billed Dowitchers, Limnodromus griseus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Three of a kind, doubled up, for
#BirdPoker  chubby, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#sleepysaturday +Sleepy Saturday curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#ShortBilledDowitcher   #ShorelinePark  ___

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2015-12-13 13:18:51 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans; Coyote Hills Regional Park, California

These are a common sight in our area, as they sit on any available perch (or the ground) between quick insect-catching forays.

For #BirdPoker  dark eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +AlbertoCa... more »

Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans; Coyote Hills Regional Park, California

These are a common sight in our area, as they sit on any available perch (or the ground) between quick insect-catching forays.

For #BirdPoker  dark eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BlackPhoebe  +CoyoteHillsRP ___

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2015-12-08 10:15:59 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Eared Grebe (Black-necked in Europe), Podiceps nigricollis; 
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Here's an Eared Grebe to go with Phil's Horned Grebe for
#BirdPoker red-eye, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +WholeWil... more »

Eared Grebe (Black-necked in Europe), Podiceps nigricollis; 
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Here's an Eared Grebe to go with Phil's Horned Grebe for
#BirdPoker red-eye, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#EaredGrebe   #BlackNeckedGrebe   #DonEdwardsSFBayNWR  ___

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2015-12-06 03:13:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Did you ever wonder why an algebraist like Emmy Noether ever proved the result that we now call Noether's Theorem? To me, at any rate, it's always seemed far removed from the other things she's known for. The answer, it seems, is that it followed from her work on General Relativity. What, you didn't know that she worked on General Relativity? I didn't either. It turns out that she was one of the mathematicians who worked with Einstein on it.

(I should make it clear that Noether's contributions to General Relativity aren't the main focus of the article I've linked to. They're a part of the story that I hadn't known, though.)

Did you ever wonder why an algebraist like Emmy Noether ever proved the result that we now call Noether's Theorem? To me, at any rate, it's always seemed far removed from the other things she's known for. The answer, it seems, is that it followed from her work on General Relativity. What, you didn't know that she worked on General Relativity? I didn't either. It turns out that she was one of the mathematicians who worked with Einstein on it.

(I should make it clear that Noether's contributions to General Relativity aren't the main focus of the article I've linked to. They're a part of the story that I hadn't known, though.)___

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2015-12-05 11:39:28 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Past their prime

#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +***, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

Past their prime

#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +***, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser___

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2015-12-05 11:33:14 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Northern Flicker (red-shafted), Colaptes auratus; Lander, Wyoming

This bird stayed a telephone pole or two ahead of me for half a mile.

For #BirdPoker  disheveled, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curatedby +Al... more »

Northern Flicker (red-shafted), Colaptes auratus; Lander, Wyoming

This bird stayed a telephone pole or two ahead of me for half a mile.

For #BirdPoker  disheveled, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan___

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2015-12-03 10:34:49 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Bullock's Oriole with dinner
Icterus bullockii; Stevens Creek, Mountain View, California

We're back from Thanksgiving with our kids on Long Island.  There weren't a lot of birds, but we had a great time.  This one is older...

Splashes of color on this female for #BirdPoker  colorful, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus#bird... more »

Bullock's Oriole with dinner
Icterus bullockii; Stevens Creek, Mountain View, California

We're back from Thanksgiving with our kids on Long Island.  There weren't a lot of birds, but we had a great time.  This one is older...

Splashes of color on this female for #BirdPoker  colorful, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#YellowCircle +*** curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan___

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2015-11-15 11:50:04 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Northern Flicker (red-shafted), Colaptes auratus; Lander, Wyoming

A woodpecker on his natural habitat -- a telephone pole... :-)

For #BirdPoker  woodpeckers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero,+How... more »

Northern Flicker (red-shafted), Colaptes auratus; Lander, Wyoming

A woodpecker on his natural habitat -- a telephone pole... :-)

For #BirdPoker  woodpeckers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#NorthernFlicker +Wyoming___

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2015-11-14 11:08:02 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

I missed this theme a couple days ago, but here's our neighborhood hawk -- probably headed south by now...

For #BirdPoker hawks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams... more »

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

I missed this theme a couple days ago, but here's our neighborhood hawk -- probably headed south by now...

For #BirdPoker hawks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#CoopersHawk  ___

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2015-11-14 11:01:23 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

This isn't quite a dove with an olive branch, but it always reminds me of one.  Pour les français...   #Paris  

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus;
Redwood City, California

For #BirdPoker  peaceful, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by+Sandy... more »

This isn't quite a dove with an olive branch, but it always reminds me of one.  Pour les français...   #Paris  

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus;
Redwood City, California

For #BirdPoker  peaceful, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#DoubleCrestedCormorant  ___

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2015-11-09 08:39:15 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps;
Adobe Creek, Mountain View, California

I've always found these to be our cutest grebes -- I guess they seem like a chubby baby brother to the other, bigger ones we have.

For #BirdPoker  cute, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4Allcu... more »

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps;
Adobe Creek, Mountain View, California

I've always found these to be our cutest grebes -- I guess they seem like a chubby baby brother to the other, bigger ones we have.

For #BirdPoker  cute, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#PiedBilledGrebe   #AdobeCreek   #ShorelinePark  ___

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2015-11-04 08:45:46 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

Here's the same Grebe species from just a month later the preceding year, already changed into his breeding finery.

For #BirdPoker  breeding plumage, curated by +Phil Armishaw  +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +* curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSPB... more »

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

Here's the same Grebe species from just a month later the preceding year, already changed into his breeding finery.

For #BirdPoker  breeding plumage, curated by +Phil Armishaw  +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +* curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#HornedGrebe   #ShorelineLake  #ShorelinePark___

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2015-11-04 08:40:44 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

Here's a Grebe from last winter, to be followed in a moment by his breeding finery.

For #BirdPoker  winter birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw  +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner,an... more »

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

Here's a Grebe from last winter, to be followed in a moment by his breeding finery.

For #BirdPoker  winter birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw  +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#HornedGrebe   #ShorelineLake  #ShorelinePark___

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2015-10-28 09:32:45 (13 comments; 4 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Coordinated colors for
#BirdPoker  anything yellow, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +MarkRay... more »

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Coordinated colors for
#BirdPoker  anything yellow, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wetwednesday +*** curated by +Jen Baptist
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#YellowCircle +*** curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#SnowyEgret   #DonEdwardsNWR  ___

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2015-10-27 07:27:53 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Least SandPiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Another sandpiper from a very productive day last July, this time for its gray (and maybe tomorrow's yellow).

For #BirdPoker  gray anything, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotoscu... more »

Least SandPiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Another sandpiper from a very productive day last July, this time for its gray (and maybe tomorrow's yellow).

For #BirdPoker  gray anything, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos curated by +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#LeastSandPiper  #DonEdwardsNWR___

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2015-10-26 05:59:42 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Ocellated Turkey, Maleagris ocellata; Tikal, Guatemala

For those of us who might be concerned by male pattern baldness, it could be much worse... :-))

For #BirdPoker  "anything blue", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +JarekKlim... more »

Ocellated Turkey, Maleagris ocellata; Tikal, Guatemala

For those of us who might be concerned by male pattern baldness, it could be much worse... :-))

For #BirdPoker  "anything blue", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos  +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#OcellatedTurkey #TikalGuatemala___

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2015-10-26 05:54:26 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 
Redwood Shores, California

Here's a cormorant with green nesting material for today's #BirdPoker , a blue sky for tomorrow's, and a yellow beak for  the next day's, or at least for +Lucille Galleli. :-)

#BirdPoker  "green anything" and "blue anything", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman#Bir... more »

Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 
Redwood Shores, California

Here's a cormorant with green nesting material for today's #BirdPoker , a blue sky for tomorrow's, and a yellow beak for  the next day's, or at least for +Lucille Galleli. :-)

#BirdPoker  "green anything" and "blue anything", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#YellowCircle +*** curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#DoubleCrestedCormorant  #RedwoodShores___

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2015-10-24 09:13:10 (21 comments; 4 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis; 
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR; Alviso, California

It's only a little bit of red, but very striking, especially when reflected a few times.  This is also called a Black-necked Grebe in Europe, I believe.

For #BirdPoker  "red anywhere", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr,+Mar... more »

Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis; 
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR; Alviso, California

It's only a little bit of red, but very striking, especially when reflected a few times.  This is also called a Black-necked Grebe in Europe, I believe.

For #BirdPoker  "red anywhere", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#EaredGrebe, #DonEdwardsNWR  ___

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2015-10-24 08:58:26 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

This parent-to-be took a brief break from hissing at me to check up on her egg...

Brown bird and brown nest for #BirdPoker  brown anything (from yesterday), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and+R... more »

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

This parent-to-be took a brief break from hissing at me to check up on her egg...

Brown bird and brown nest for #BirdPoker  brown anything (from yesterday), curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#CanadaGoose, #DonEdwardsNWR___

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2015-10-24 08:49:18 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Black-necked Stilts, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Since I've been negligent for a few days, I'll catch up a double speed with
three of a kind for
#BirdPoker "white and black everything", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker (a few days ago)
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by+L... more »

Black-necked Stilts, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Since I've been negligent for a few days, I'll catch up a double speed with
three of a kind for
#BirdPoker "white and black everything", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker (a few days ago)
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BlackNeckedStilt  #DonEdwardsNWR___

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2015-10-19 03:45:11 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

I seem to have relatively few photos that show what the birds are flying over, and most are probably over water, but here's one over land... :-)

For #BirdPoker  flying over land, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birdscu... more »

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

I seem to have relatively few photos that show what the birds are flying over, and most are probably over water, but here's one over land... :-)

For #BirdPoker  flying over land, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#TurkeyVulture, #ArastraderoPreserve___

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2015-10-18 10:01:07 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

California Gull, Larus californicus; 
Alviso Marina County Park, Alviso, California

Most of these head inland for the summer, but we've been seeing more of them the past couple years.

For #BirdPoker  flying over water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#Gulloftheweek +*** curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown#... more »

California Gull, Larus californicus; 
Alviso Marina County Park, Alviso, California

Most of these head inland for the summer, but we've been seeing more of them the past couple years.

For #BirdPoker  flying over water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#Gulloftheweek +*** curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#Splatterday   #CaliforniaGull  ___

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2015-10-17 10:43:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday +Jasbir S. Randhawa!

The man who's off birding on his birthday obviously has everything he needs, but here's a little birthday bouquet for Jazzy Bear.  If I had his punning talent, I'd come up with one, but perhaps the rest of you can add a few before he gets back!

For #JasbirsBirthday
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +***, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#nikonshooters
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +WalliVeeser... more »

Happy Birthday +Jasbir S. Randhawa!

The man who's off birding on his birthday obviously has everything he needs, but here's a little birthday bouquet for Jazzy Bear.  If I had his punning talent, I'd come up with one, but perhaps the rest of you can add a few before he gets back!

For #JasbirsBirthday
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +***, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#nikonshooters
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser___

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2015-10-17 10:26:35 (13 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Least Sandpiper, Caladris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

The southern part of the SF Bay was used for much of the last century by the Cargill Salt Company to produce salt in large evaporation ponds. But much of it is now being converted back to natural mud flat and marsh habitat for the many resident and migrating birds of the Pacific coast.

For #BirdPoker  mud flats, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birdsi... more »

Least Sandpiper, Caladris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

The southern part of the SF Bay was used for much of the last century by the Cargill Salt Company to produce salt in large evaporation ponds. But much of it is now being converted back to natural mud flat and marsh habitat for the many resident and migrating birds of the Pacific coast.

For #BirdPoker  mud flats, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#LeastSandpiper, #DonEdwardsNWR___

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2015-10-15 09:56:42 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata; Acadia National Park, Maine

I don't have many Blue Jay shots, since they're all on the other side of a couple very large mountain ranges, but here's one for Phil's home team!

For #BirdPoker  jays, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +AndyBr... more »

Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata; Acadia National Park, Maine

I don't have many Blue Jay shots, since they're all on the other side of a couple very large mountain ranges, but here's one for Phil's home team!

For #BirdPoker  jays, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BlueJay #AcadiaNP___

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2015-10-14 07:25:09 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis; Lander, Wyoming

This little fellow was checking out the feeder before going there.  Perhaps he thought he was well-hidden...

For #BirdPoker  nuthatches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by+Lu... more »

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis; Lander, Wyoming

This little fellow was checking out the feeder before going there.  Perhaps he thought he was well-hidden...

For #BirdPoker  nuthatches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
RedBreastedNuthatch #Lander  #Wyoming #SinksCanyon___

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2015-10-13 08:45:16 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Milpitas, California

I much more commonly get these in the water, but their legs are more impressive in flight!

For #BirdPoker  BIF, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birdscur... more »

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Milpitas, California

I much more commonly get these in the water, but their legs are more impressive in flight!

For #BirdPoker  BIF, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BlackNeckedStilt   #DonEdwardsNWR  ___

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2015-10-11 11:44:51 (22 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Here's a dapper fellow in his breeding plumage last spring.  The avocets I found today are in winter plumage, without the rusty heads...

For #BirdPoker  water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +AndyBro... more »

American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Here's a dapper fellow in his breeding plumage last spring.  The avocets I found today are in winter plumage, without the rusty heads...

For #BirdPoker  water, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker 
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#AmericanAvocet  ___

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2015-10-10 10:08:39 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris,
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Four starlings recently changed into their new feather coats for the winter.  By next summer, they'll look much less glittery.

For #BirdPoker metal, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker (and a couple others recently in this album will work for it, too)
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by+R... more »

European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris,
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Four starlings recently changed into their new feather coats for the winter.  By next summer, they'll look much less glittery.

For #BirdPoker metal, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker (and a couple others recently in this album will work for it, too)
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#EuropeanStarling___

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2015-10-09 09:37:19 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Don Edwards was a local congressman who sponsored the bill to create this preserve in the 1970s, and passed away a week or so ago.  Much of the area it protected is salt ponds that are being transformed back to natural marshlands, and providing significant habitat for both resident and migrant birds in our urbanized area.

And marshes have lots of mud for
#BirdPoker earth, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +RobertSK... more »

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Don Edwards was a local congressman who sponsored the bill to create this preserve in the 1970s, and passed away a week or so ago.  Much of the area it protected is salt ponds that are being transformed back to natural marshlands, and providing significant habitat for both resident and migrant birds in our urbanized area.

And marshes have lots of mud for
#BirdPoker earth, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan___

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2015-10-06 07:33:37 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Red-tailed Hawk (juv.), Buteo jamaicensis;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This is a recently-fledged young hawk who was raised last summer with two siblings on an even uglier-looking nest on the next tower.

For #BirdPoker  "Great birds, lousy perches" curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by+R... more »

Red-tailed Hawk (juv.), Buteo jamaicensis;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This is a recently-fledged young hawk who was raised last summer with two siblings on an even uglier-looking nest on the next tower.

For #BirdPoker  "Great birds, lousy perches" curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan___

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2015-10-04 06:16:09 (16 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

One Willet stretching his wings while settling in at sundown...

For #BirdPoker  stretching, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen... more »

Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

One Willet stretching his wings while settling in at sundown...

For #BirdPoker  stretching, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#Willet   #ShorelinePark  ___

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2015-10-03 08:58:29 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Western Bluebird (m.), Sialia mexicana; Stanford, California

I can't let "songbirds" go by, even a little late...

For #BirdPoker  songbirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +BrettS... more »

Western Bluebird (m.), Sialia mexicana; Stanford, California

I can't let "songbirds" go by, even a little late...

For #BirdPoker  songbirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#WesternBluebird___

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2015-10-01 09:54:03 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

European Starlings all in a row...
Sturnus vulgaris; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

It is hard to believe that #BirdPoker  is 4 years old.  A huge thanks to +Phil Armishaw for keeping up a constant stream of themes!  I know it's been my primary encouragement for a regular stream of posts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmPUu-rMpWA

#BirdPoker  4th anniversary, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner#bi... more »

European Starlings all in a row...
Sturnus vulgaris; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

It is hard to believe that #BirdPoker  is 4 years old.  A huge thanks to +Phil Armishaw for keeping up a constant stream of themes!  I know it's been my primary encouragement for a regular stream of posts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmPUu-rMpWA

#BirdPoker  4th anniversary, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#EuropeanStarling  #BirdsOnTheWire___

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2015-09-30 08:09:11 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Colors of Morocco

Silk in the Fes medina

For #africantuesday 'open theme' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
#Morocco #Fes #Silk

Colors of Morocco

Silk in the Fes medina

For #africantuesday 'open theme' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
#Morocco #Fes #Silk___

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2015-09-28 08:03:02 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

This vulture was flying much lower than most I see, angling for a portrait, I suppose... :-)

For #BirdPoker  banking, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carrerasmore »

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

This vulture was flying much lower than most I see, angling for a portrait, I suppose... :-)

For #BirdPoker  banking, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#TurkeyVulture   #Vulture  #ArastraderoPreserve___

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2015-09-27 06:41:26 (16 comments; 7 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Bullock's Oriole (f.), Icterus bullockii;  Stevens Creek / Shoreline, Mountain View, California

These breed in our area, but migrate much further south (Mexico, Central America, or beyond) for the winter.  This one seems to be lunching on one of my least favorite insects...

For #BirdPoker migrating, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4Allcu... more »

Bullock's Oriole (f.), Icterus bullockii;  Stevens Creek / Shoreline, Mountain View, California

These breed in our area, but migrate much further south (Mexico, Central America, or beyond) for the winter.  This one seems to be lunching on one of my least favorite insects...

For #BirdPoker migrating, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BullocksOriole___

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2015-09-26 09:39:29 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus; Palo Alto, California

This little fellow appears to be stashing sunflower seeds (from the neighbors' feeder, I suppose) in our walnut tree for our long, hard winters. :-))

For #BirdPoker  tufted birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer... more »

Oak Titmouse, Baeolophus inornatus; Palo Alto, California

This little fellow appears to be stashing sunflower seeds (from the neighbors' feeder, I suppose) in our walnut tree for our long, hard winters. :-))

For #BirdPoker  tufted birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#OakTitmouse___

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2015-09-23 06:30:00 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia; Dangriga, Belize

This was probably my first Yellow Warbler - I found more last weekend, and more cooperative in their poses...

For #BirdPoker  butt shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +AnetteM... more »

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia; Dangriga, Belize

This was probably my first Yellow Warbler - I found more last weekend, and more cooperative in their poses...

For #BirdPoker  butt shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#YellowWarbler   #Belize  ___

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2015-09-23 06:16:49 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

There are few birds more graceful than a tern hunting...

For #BirdPoker  soaring, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek+... more »

Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri; Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

There are few birds more graceful than a tern hunting...

For #BirdPoker  soaring, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#ForstersTern   #ShorelinePark  ___

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2015-09-20 01:52:52 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia;
Alviso Marina County Park, Alviso, California

A common resident of the wetlands in this area.

For #BirdPoker marks around eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld+... more »

Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia;
Alviso Marina County Park, Alviso, California

A common resident of the wetlands in this area.

For #BirdPoker marks around eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#SongSparrow  #AlvisoMarinaCountyPark___

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2015-09-16 08:31:45 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

American Robin, Turdus migratorius; Palo Alto, California

Now I know where those robins of my childhood came during the winter -- my current back yard!

For #BirdPoker  fruits & berries, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky LJ... more »

American Robin, Turdus migratorius; Palo Alto, California

Now I know where those robins of my childhood came during the winter -- my current back yard!

For #BirdPoker  fruits & berries, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#AmericanRobin  ___

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2015-09-16 08:24:15 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 95 +1s)Open 

House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus; Palo Alto, California

My guess is that this is the most widespread finch in the world.  Anyone know?

For #BirdPoker finches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergenmore »

House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus; Palo Alto, California

My guess is that this is the most widespread finch in the world.  Anyone know?

For #BirdPoker finches, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#HouseFinch  ___

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2015-09-13 11:10:45 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus;
Salt Pond A16, Don Edwards SF Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Once a stilt decides you've invaded his neighborhood, it's likely to have an open mouth for a long time...

For #BirdPoker  open-mouth, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr,+... more »

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus;
Salt Pond A16, Don Edwards SF Bay NWR, Alviso, California

Once a stilt decides you've invaded his neighborhood, it's likely to have an open mouth for a long time...

For #BirdPoker  open-mouth, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BlackNeckedStilt  #DonEdwardsSFBayNWR___

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2015-09-11 09:31:06 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Rufous Hummingbird (f.), Selasphorus rufus; Lander, Wyoming

Not my backyard, but my parents'!

For #BirdPoker  backyard birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellowcu... more »

Rufous Hummingbird (f.), Selasphorus rufus; Lander, Wyoming

Not my backyard, but my parents'!

For #BirdPoker  backyard birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday curated by +Celeste Odono , +Ricky L Jones
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#RufousHummingbird  #Feeder___

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2015-09-10 08:32:15 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

Turkey Vulture (imm.), Cathartes aura; Flaming Gorge NRA, Utah

Great vacation in Wyoming for my parents' 65th wedding anniversary! And it was good for several new birds -- not this one, though I don't recall identifying an immature before.  It was odd seeing one without a red head.

For #BirdPoker  blue sky, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +AndyBro... more »

Turkey Vulture (imm.), Cathartes aura; Flaming Gorge NRA, Utah

Great vacation in Wyoming for my parents' 65th wedding anniversary! And it was good for several new birds -- not this one, though I don't recall identifying an immature before.  It was odd seeing one without a red head.

For #BirdPoker  blue sky, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#TurkeyVulture #FlamingGorgeNRA___

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2015-09-10 08:10:22 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Maine

Taking off quickly to escape me. :-)  I'm not certain of the ID -- confirmation or better ideas welcome!

For #BirdPoker  motion blur, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#YellowWarbler #Mai... more »

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Maine

Taking off quickly to escape me. :-)  I'm not certain of the ID -- confirmation or better ideas welcome!

For #BirdPoker  motion blur, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#YellowWarbler  #Maine___

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2015-08-24 08:13:06 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

This goose took offense when I almost tripped over her while walking along the path. :-)  She was protecting two or three eggs in the nest at her feet, so I waled past and took photos from beyond her.

For #BirdPoker  geese, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All+B... more »

Canada Goose, Branta canadensis;
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Alviso, California

This goose took offense when I almost tripped over her while walking along the path. :-)  She was protecting two or three eggs in the nest at her feet, so I waled past and took photos from beyond her.

For #BirdPoker  geese, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#CanadaGoose   #DonEdwardsSFBayNWR  ___

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2015-08-24 08:03:45 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Canvasback pair (m. right), Arthya valisineria;
Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Ponds, California

The ducks are arriving in our area for the winter in large numbers now.  I found these (along with hundreds or  thousands of Mallards, Northern Shovelers, and others) Saturday.  These look like a nice couple. :-)

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +RistoTalma... more »

Canvasback pair (m. right), Arthya valisineria;
Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Ponds, California

The ducks are arriving in our area for the winter in large numbers now.  I found these (along with hundreds or  thousands of Mallards, Northern Shovelers, and others) Saturday.  These look like a nice couple. :-)

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#Canvasback   #SunnyvaleWPCP  ___

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