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Jim Dehnert has been at 4 events

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Landscape Photography Show12,101*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 04:00:00570  
Margaret Tompkins142,990Landscape 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 21:00:0010  
Robert SKREINER1,219,663@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 09:00:00794  
Mountain Photos7,257*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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Мысля от Эдгара2,960Активные пользователи Google+Приятно встретить кого-то, кто не знаком с моим прошлым.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past .)Instagram ➤ https://instagram.com/mredgarcross/➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤ Дайте себе немного разнообразия и добавьте этих людей  в свои круги.➤ Следуйте этим простым шагам:   1) Добавить в круг 2) Plus оригинальный пост 3) Поделиться круг публично (и с ваших кругах / расширенный кружки) 4) Комментарий на исходное сообщение .Наслождайтесь общением с новыми интересными людьми !)И этоВам интересно кто я То ссылки тут :➤Мой канал на ютуб | My channel on YouTube  : http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Семьый канал на ютуб | Family Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Игровой канал на ютуб | Game Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~Active users of Google+It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)Give yourself a bit of variety and add these people to your circles.➤ Follow these simple steps: 1) Add a circle 2) plus the original post 3) Share circle publicly (and with your circles / extended circles) 4) Comment on the original post.Naslozhdaytes socializing with new people!)And I wonder who Etowah What links here:➤My channel on YouTube | My channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Semy channel on YouTube | Family channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Gaming channel on YouTube | Games channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤#googleplustools #googleplusanalyticstools #googleplusanalytics #internetmarketingtools #googleplusmarketingtools #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers 2015-05-07 17:43:23501001
Grobler du Preez91,958#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  April 28th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-05-05 11:02:24198003
Alisa Vetrova1,195#Добавь в круги#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared  2015-05-02 13:36:08501457
Simon Weiner6,5171.35 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-05-01 19:58:39500015
prikladi.ru0#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления 2015-04-28 11:29:09487001
Мысля от Эдгара1,627Активные пользователи Google+Приятно встретить кого-то, кто не знаком с моим прошлым.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past .)Instagram ➤ https://instagram.com/mredgarcross/➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤ Дайте себе немного разнообразия и добавьте этих людей  в свои круги.➤ Следуйте этим простым шагам:   1) Добавить в круг 2) Plus оригинальный пост 3) Поделиться круг публично (и с ваших кругах / расширенный кружки) 4) Комментарий на исходное сообщение .Наслождайтесь общением с новыми интересными людьми !)И этоВам интересно кто я То ссылки тут :➤Мой канал на ютуб | My channel on YouTube  : http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Семьый канал на ютуб | Family Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Игровой канал на ютуб | Game Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~Active users of Google+It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)Give yourself a bit of variety and add these people to your circles.➤ Follow these simple steps: 1) Add a circle 2) plus the original post 3) Share circle publicly (and with your circles / extended circles) 4) Comment on the original post.Naslozhdaytes socializing with new people!)And I wonder who Etowah What links here:➤My channel on YouTube | My channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Semy channel on YouTube | Family channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Gaming channel on YouTube | Games channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤#googleplustools #googleplusanalyticstools #googleplusanalytics #internetmarketingtools #googleplusmarketingtools #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers 2015-04-20 09:03:26501001
Grobler du Preez91,802* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday April 14th, 2015 - "Changing Seasons"*One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-04-20 08:39:32196002
Gailen Mapes85,355Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 12 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-12 11:26:35120000
Simon Weiner6,0741.15 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-04-09 17:26:24493001
Margaret Tompkins139,591Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-04 13:14:46186002
Simon Weiner5,9191.00 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-04-01 08:57:16498002
Juhi Verma1,456Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles2015-03-31 10:53:38482000
Grobler du Preez91,734#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 24th, 2015 - "Ocean Views"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-30 14:42:48195116
Grobler du Preez91,720#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 17th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-24 08:56:12194206
Walter Soestbergen76,467✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleSharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is doneIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen2015-03-18 20:01:56320924093
Grobler du Preez91,488#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 10th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-17 09:38:55192000
Ruta a la Patagonia22,658┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v35 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Great Friends v35 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:  +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar #circle   #share   #circleshare   #patagonia  2015-03-13 00:00:10497239
Gailen Mapes82,656Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 12 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-12 13:07:361257222
Grobler du Preez91,548#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 3rd, 2015 - "African Interaction"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-09 19:21:431900018
Bintri martanti316 Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-02-28 18:02:31501536
Grobler du Preez91,416#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  February 17th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-02-24 16:37:171907118
Grobler du Preez91,419#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  February 10th, 2014 - "BIG CATS"Many new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-02-16 10:46:25189317
Gailen Mapes78,656Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-15 11:51:23120004
Juhi Verma48The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 12:57:59488204
Margaret Tompkins133,456Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-17 14:38:48132345
Gailen Mapes75,285Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-15 11:36:23123000
Валентина Винидиктова0#Добавь в круги#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared  2014-12-17 16:11:50501023
Gailen Mapes73,700Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-15 11:34:5912214311
Валентина Винидиктова0#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим#Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг 2014-12-10 08:55:32501000
Project Bolony1,679Thanksgiving CircleRules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-29 14:29:29265107
Grobler du Preez90,392#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  November 11th, 2014 - "OPEN THEME"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-11-17 14:37:231925121
Gailen Mapes71,359Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-15 11:15:40120001
Валентина Винидиктова0#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим#Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг 2014-11-05 13:48:41501000
Обмін Колами0People 001#CircleShare #Circle #CircleSharing #ShareCircle #SharedCircles #SharedPublicCircles #FindCircles2014-11-05 12:09:06400031
Grobler du Preez90,023#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday TOP 5:  October 28th, 2014 - "OPEN THEME"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-11-03 11:51:21190101
Grobler du Preez89,745#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday TOP 5:  October 21st, 2014 - "GREEN AFRICA"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-10-27 09:06:23187006
CAT kitten3,090CATkitten Circles – 3rd day:► Circle 03 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!► Cercle 03 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!► Círculo 03– hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/   • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircle   #awesomecircles   #awesomepeolpleongplus   #cercle   #circle   #circles   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circulocompartido   #círculos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   2014-10-22 09:53:39499326
Grobler du Preez89,579#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:   October 14th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-10-20 17:09:56187008
Linda Motoiu60,126#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 42014-10-19 08:25:4738315421
Gailen Mapes69,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-15 10:44:58125000
Grobler du Preez89,481#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:   September 30th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-10-06 10:50:17186112
Grobler du Preez89,367#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to AfricanTuesday TOP 5:  September 23rd, 2014 - "This is Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-29 08:53:111831112
Ryan Johnson13,289Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme     #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circles #circleoftheday   #cerchiacondivisa  2014-09-26 10:19:47494452786
Grobler du Preez89,493#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 16th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-23 09:58:00181109
Grobler du Preez89,361#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 9th, 2014 - "Monochrome Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-15 10:05:271790213
Gailen Mapes67,918Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera D-F - 15 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-15 10:04:58128918
Grobler du Preez89,142*#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday September 2nd, 2014 - "Open Theme" *Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-08 08:10:141785215
Grobler du Preez88,975* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday August 26th, 2014 - "I love Africa" *Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-09-02 09:28:391770216
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Kerpi Burgan (SEO)4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:33453405

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Hassan II Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco

This was the first major attraction of our recent family vacation.  It was a millenium newer than many things we saw, completed in 1993, but the workmanship was beautiful, done with all Moroccan materials except for Venetian glass -- marble, cedar wood, and tile -- and traditional Moroccan craftmanship.

For #AfricanTuesday  open theme,  +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by+Aami... more »

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2015-05-12 07:43:59 (32 comments, 10 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Hassan II Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco

This was the first major attraction of our recent family vacation.  It was a millenium newer than many things we saw, completed in 1993, but the workmanship was beautiful, done with all Moroccan materials except for Venetian glass -- marble, cedar wood, and tile -- and traditional Moroccan craftmanship.

For #AfricanTuesday  open theme,  +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by+Aami... more »

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2015-04-03 09:22:11 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Hayden Valley Fire, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

With the (expected) news that our mountain snowpack is at 5% of normal after our driest year on record comes the likelihood of a bad fire season as well.  This shot came from Yellowstone 2 summers ago. Watching the fire burst over the ridge was sobering...

For #FireFriday +Fire Friday curated by +Grayson Hartman;
#ForestFriday +*** curated by +Rudolf Vlček;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.
#Yellowstone #Wyoming

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2015-05-30 08:26:58 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

When Phil announced this topic, I realized that there are very few birds that I know store food.  But this woodpecker does it pretty dramatically.  They find dead trees and fill them with little (thumb-sized) holes where they store their acorns -- these "granary trees" can be quite impressive!

For #BirdPoker  storing food, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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 & +WalterSoe... more »

Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

When Phil announced this topic, I realized that there are very few birds that I know store food.  But this woodpecker does it pretty dramatically.  They find dead trees and fill them with little (thumb-sized) holes where they store their acorns -- these "granary trees" can be quite impressive!

For #BirdPoker  storing food, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#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;
#AcornWoodpecker, #ArastraderoPreserve___

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2015-05-29 08:35:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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

Another shot of the TVs from last weekend seems perfect for
#BirdPoker  wingspan, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curatedby ... more »

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

Another shot of the TVs from last weekend seems perfect for
#BirdPoker  wingspan, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#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;
#TurkeyVulture, #ArastraderoPreserve___

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2015-05-26 08:42:46 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis; Palo Alto, California

A recent backyard visitor shows off his insect-hunting implement...

For #BirdPoker  beaks, 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;
#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 &+... more »

White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis; Palo Alto, California

A recent backyard visitor shows off his insect-hunting implement...

For #BirdPoker  beaks, 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;
#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;
#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;
#WhiteBreastedNuthatch___

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2015-05-25 06:40:04 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

These eyes are pretty piercing!  You can begin to see the transformation to breeding plumage in the feathers behind the eyes.

For #BirdPoker  eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +BrettSi... more »

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

These eyes are pretty piercing!  You can begin to see the transformation to breeding plumage in the feathers behind the eyes.

For #BirdPoker  eyes, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#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, #ShorelineLake___

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2015-05-24 11:34:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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

There were several of these working at low level yesterday, presenting better-than-usual photo ops!  There are a number of "Cool Facts" about them on the Cornell site:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Turkey_Vulture/lifehistory

For #birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett... more »

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

There were several of these working at low level yesterday, presenting better-than-usual photo ops!  There are a number of "Cool Facts" about them on the Cornell site:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Turkey_Vulture/lifehistory

For #birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#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;
#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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2015-05-23 09:30:45 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Black-necked Stilts, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards NWR, New Chicago Marsh, Alviso, California

I usually see these singly or in small groups, so it was a treat to get a large flight, even though they didn't sit still for me...

For #BirdPoker  shorebirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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 curatedb... more »

Black-necked Stilts, Himantopus mexicanus;
Don Edwards NWR, New Chicago Marsh, Alviso, California

I usually see these singly or in small groups, so it was a treat to get a large flight, even though they didn't sit still for me...

For #BirdPoker  shorebirds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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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2015-05-19 09:05:31 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Steller's Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri; Lake Tahoe, California

We were up at Lake Tahoe last weekend for a wonderful wedding.  Afterwards we hiked to Eagle Lake, and then found several of these at the bottom near Lower Eagle Falls.  They're bluer than the Scrub-jays that dominate down at the coast, and more #PunkBird ish for +Dusty Gedge, +Jasbir S. Randhawa, and +Marilou Aballe. :))

For #BirdPoker  birds in trees, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers;
#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 GALLERYcur... more »

Steller's Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri; Lake Tahoe, California

We were up at Lake Tahoe last weekend for a wonderful wedding.  Afterwards we hiked to Eagle Lake, and then found several of these at the bottom near Lower Eagle Falls.  They're bluer than the Scrub-jays that dominate down at the coast, and more #PunkBird ish for +Dusty Gedge, +Jasbir S. Randhawa, and +Marilou Aballe. :))

For #BirdPoker  birds in trees, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers;
#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;
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema;
#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;
#StellersJay, #LakeTahoe___

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2015-05-18 09:12:04 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Door, Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Another photo from the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, shows a bit more of the fine workmanship in a closer view of a monumental arch with its trio of doors.

#doorsunday +DoorSunday curated by +Dave Krugman and +André Roßbach;
#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad;
#HassanIIMosque, #Casablanca, #Morocco

Door, Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Another photo from the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, shows a bit more of the fine workmanship in a closer view of a monumental arch with its trio of doors.

#doorsunday +DoorSunday curated by +Dave Krugman and +André Roßbach;
#SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ curated by +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +***;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#nikonshooters;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad;
#HassanIIMosque, #Casablanca, #Morocco___

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2015-05-17 07:00:05 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Great Egret, Ardea alba; Mountain View, California

From one of the largest egret rookeries in the San Francisco Bay Area, and quite the place to be just before dusk, with the birds settling in, preening, and making an amazing racket...

For #BirdPoker white, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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... more »

Great Egret, Ardea alba; Mountain View, California

From one of the largest egret rookeries in the San Francisco Bay Area, and quite the place to be just before dusk, with the birds settling in, preening, and making an amazing racket...

For #BirdPoker white, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#GreatEgret___

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2015-05-17 04:54:10 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos; Mountain View, California

Singing up a storm at Shoreline!  These are fun to listen to...

For #BirdPoker  gray, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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 WildlifeWee... more »

Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos; Mountain View, California

Singing up a storm at Shoreline!  These are fun to listen to...

For #BirdPoker  gray, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#NorthernMockingbird___

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2015-05-16 07:57:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Montagu's Harrier (m.), Circus pygargus; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

Another shot of the Harrier, not as good as the first in the Morocco album.

Montagu's Harrier (m.), Circus pygargus; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

Another shot of the Harrier, not as good as the first in the Morocco album.___

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2015-05-16 07:51:37 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Montagu's Harrier (m.), Circus pygargus; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This was another first for me from our recent Morocco trip.

He much grayer on top... :-)
For #BirdPoker  gray birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#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 Picscur... more »

Montagu's Harrier (m.), Circus pygargus; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This was another first for me from our recent Morocco trip.

He much grayer on top... :-)
For #BirdPoker  gray birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#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;
#MontagusHarrier, #MoulayBousselham, #Morocco___

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2015-05-15 06:36:56 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

House Finch (m.), Carpodacus mexicanus; Palo Alto, California

Covering Phil's House Finch from the other side of the continent seems like a good way to start the red theme.  I wonder if we can get one from every continent!  (Except one, I suppose.)

For #BirdPoker  red, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +PiaRab... more »

House Finch (m.), Carpodacus mexicanus; Palo Alto, California

Covering Phil's House Finch from the other side of the continent seems like a good way to start the red theme.  I wonder if we can get one from every continent!  (Except one, I suppose.)

For #BirdPoker  red, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +*;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown;
#nikonshooters;
#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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2015-05-14 09:41:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

These come from Volubilis, Morocco, in a riparian area below the hill.  Any ID ideas?  My best guess is female Spanish Sparrows (or House Sparrows).

These come from Volubilis, Morocco, in a riparian area below the hill.  Any ID ideas?  My best guess is female Spanish Sparrows (or House Sparrows).___

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2015-05-14 09:36:49 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Unknown, Volubilis, Morocco

Anyone know what these are?  My best guess is female Spanish Sparrows.  They were in a riparian area below the hill at Volubilis, between Rabat and Fes.

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen

Unknown, Volubilis, Morocco

Anyone know what these are?  My best guess is female Spanish Sparrows.  They were in a riparian area below the hill at Volubilis, between Rabat and Fes.

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen___

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2015-05-14 07:42:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor; Klamath Lake area, Oregon

This swallow is checking the area after feeding its chick, a little nervously because I had stood right under the nest box for several minutes with my camera trying to shoot the circling bird, before realizing that I was keeping it away!

For #BirdPoker  blue, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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, +MarkR... more »

Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor; Klamath Lake area, Oregon

This swallow is checking the area after feeding its chick, a little nervously because I had stood right under the nest box for several minutes with my camera trying to shoot the circling bird, before realizing that I was keeping it away!

For #BirdPoker  blue, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan;
#TreeSwallow, #KlamathLake___

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2015-05-14 07:34:39 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso, California

This bird with its shiny new feathers is from earlier in the spring.  For yesterday's
#BirdPoker  brown, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +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,+M... more »

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla;
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso, California

This bird with its shiny new feathers is from earlier in the spring.  For yesterday's
#BirdPoker  brown, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +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 +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;
#LeastSandpiper, #DonEdwardsNWR, #Alviso___

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2015-05-12 07:43:59 (32 comments, 10 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Hassan II Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco

This was the first major attraction of our recent family vacation.  It was a millenium newer than many things we saw, completed in 1993, but the workmanship was beautiful, done with all Moroccan materials except for Venetian glass -- marble, cedar wood, and tile -- and traditional Moroccan craftmanship.

For #AfricanTuesday  open theme,  +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by+Aami... more »

Hassan II Mosque; Casablanca, Morocco

This was the first major attraction of our recent family vacation.  It was a millenium newer than many things we saw, completed in 1993, but the workmanship was beautiful, done with all Moroccan materials except for Venetian glass -- marble, cedar wood, and tile -- and traditional Moroccan craftmanship.

For #AfricanTuesday  open theme,  +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek;
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad;
#HassanIIMosque, #Casablanca, #Morocco___

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2015-05-12 07:04:33 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler, Dendroica coronata;
Tahoe City, California

I spent the weekend up at Lake Tahoe attending a wonderful wedding. This bird was a bonus!

#BirdPoker  Yellow birds, 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;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown;
#lowanglephotography +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender;... more »

Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler, Dendroica coronata;
Tahoe City, California

I spent the weekend up at Lake Tahoe attending a wonderful wedding. This bird was a bonus!

#BirdPoker  Yellow birds, 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;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown;
#lowanglephotography +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +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;
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes;
#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan;
#YellowRumpedWarbler, #AudubonsWarbler___

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2015-05-08 04:51:29 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

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

One of my first-of-season bluebirds from a month ago, up in the local hills.  I most often see them sitting on a fence, periodically flying out for an insect and returning, like a Black Phoebe.

For #BirdPoker  flycatchers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#FenceFriday +#FenceFriday curated by +Ajay Hatti;
#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, +DavidPo... more »

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

One of my first-of-season bluebirds from a month ago, up in the local hills.  I most often see them sitting on a fence, periodically flying out for an insect and returning, like a Black Phoebe.

For #BirdPoker  flycatchers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#FenceFriday +#FenceFriday curated by +Ajay Hatti;
#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;
#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;
#WesternBluebird, #Stanford___

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2015-05-07 08:09:27 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia; Chellah, Rabat, Morocco

The storks we saw at the ruins of Chellah in Rabat were the first we saw in Morocco, nesting all over on the ruins, but they were by no means the last -- they were all over the country, on houses, lamp posts, you name it!

For #BirdPoker  preening, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;... more »

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia; Chellah, Rabat, Morocco

The storks we saw at the ruins of Chellah in Rabat were the first we saw in Morocco, nesting all over on the ruins, but they were by no means the last -- they were all over the country, on houses, lamp posts, you name it!

For #BirdPoker  preening, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#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;
#lowanglephotography +*** curated by +Jeremy Lavender;
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +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;
#WhiteStork, #Morocco , #Chellah , #Rabat___

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2015-05-06 06:25:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Northern Cardinal (f.), Cardinalis cardinalis;
Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, New York

I haven't seen anything since Phil's theme announcement (North Americans asleep?), so I'll provide a cardinal.  The next poster should post to the New Theme SUNBIRDS to catch a wide-awake poster from the other hemisphere.  Remember to announce a new theme with your post!

For #BirdPoker  "Next Photo", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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... more »

Northern Cardinal (f.), Cardinalis cardinalis;
Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, New York

I haven't seen anything since Phil's theme announcement (North Americans asleep?), so I'll provide a cardinal.  The next poster should post to the New Theme SUNBIRDS to catch a wide-awake poster from the other hemisphere.  Remember to announce a new theme with your post!

For #BirdPoker  "Next Photo", curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo;___

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2015-05-05 07:40:15 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This tiny bird was another lifer from my last full day in Morocco, waxing eloquent about the new day (which did prove gorgeous, though it wasn't obvious at this point).  It was formerly known as the Fan-tailed Warbler, with its name changed either to compete for the strangest bird name (or the last one on any list), or to reflect its song -- take your choice. :-)) It does zit rather charmingly.

For #BirdPoker  warblers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'open theme?' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#NatureMonday+N... more »

Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This tiny bird was another lifer from my last full day in Morocco, waxing eloquent about the new day (which did prove gorgeous, though it wasn't obvious at this point).  It was formerly known as the Fan-tailed Warbler, with its name changed either to compete for the strangest bird name (or the last one on any list), or to reflect its song -- take your choice. :-)) It does zit rather charmingly.

For #BirdPoker  warblers, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'open theme?' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#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;
#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;
#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;
#ZittingCisticola, #Morocco___

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2015-05-05 07:17:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Marsh Owl, Asio capensis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

A tad late, but I don't see one of these for Monday's owl theme.  It comes from my last full day in Morocco 10 days ago.

For #BirdPoker  owls, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'open theme?' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#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 +Birds4Allcu... more »

Marsh Owl, Asio capensis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

A tad late, but I don't see one of these for Monday's owl theme.  It comes from my last full day in Morocco 10 days ago.

For #BirdPoker  owls, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'open theme?' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#midairmonday curated by +Jeff Moreau;
#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;
#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;
#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;
#MarshOwl, #Morocco___

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2015-05-03 10:27:19 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Herring Gull, Larus argentatus; Acadia National Park, Maine

I've posted other shots of this bird -- it posed very nicely for me right outside the car window at a turnout in Acadia, for quite a while.  Note the striking red eye-liner!

I don't see a Herring Gull yet for today's one-of-each
#BirdPoker  gulls, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +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 +RistoTa... more »

Herring Gull, Larus argentatus; Acadia National Park, Maine

I've posted other shots of this bird -- it posed very nicely for me right outside the car window at a turnout in Acadia, for quite a while.  Note the striking red eye-liner!

I don't see a Herring Gull yet for today's one-of-each
#BirdPoker  gulls, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#wadingbirdwednesday ?#waterbirdwednesday +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;
#Gulloftheweek +* curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk;
#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;
#HerringGull, #Gulls___

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2015-05-02 08:34:59 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

A final play for today's duck duck theme...

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores;
#waterbirdwednesday +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;
#hawkeasfriends +Hawkea's friends curated by +FabioB... more »

Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula;
Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

A final play for today's duck duck theme...

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores;
#waterbirdwednesday +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;
#hawkeasfriends +Hawkea's friends curated by +Fabio Bucchieri;
#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;
#CommonGoldeneye  ___

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2015-05-02 08:17:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Mallard (f.), Anas platyrhynchos;
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

As far as I can tell, we haven't seen a Mallard yet, so here's a charming female, leaving the male side still open.  And it's right about 5 hours after Phil's call, just a bit more than his prediction. :-)

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +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 & +WalterSo... more »

Mallard (f.), Anas platyrhynchos;
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

As far as I can tell, we haven't seen a Mallard yet, so here's a charming female, leaving the male side still open.  And it's right about 5 hours after Phil's call, just a bit more than his prediction. :-)

For #BirdPoker  ducks, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +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;
#hawkeasfriends +Hawkea's friends curated by +Fabio Bucchieri;
#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;
#Mallard___

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2015-05-01 06:10:29 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Our most common local hummingbird for Phil's new contest.  I'm surprised I haven't seen it yet -- must be too late for the North Americans. :-)

For #BirdPoker  hummingbirds, 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
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +AlbertoCa... more »

Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Our most common local hummingbird for Phil's new contest.  I'm surprised I haven't seen it yet -- must be too late for the North Americans. :-)

For #BirdPoker  hummingbirds, 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
#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;
#AnnasHummingbird, #Hummingbird___

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2015-05-01 05:51:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon"), Junco hyernalis; Stanford, California

Here's another variant of the Junco that I haven't seen today, this time from my end of the country.  Check out the album to compare it to the eastern version -- very different coloration...

For  #BirdPoker  sparrows, 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 +HQSPBir... more »

Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon"), Junco hyernalis; Stanford, California

Here's another variant of the Junco that I haven't seen today, this time from my end of the country.  Check out the album to compare it to the eastern version -- very different coloration...

For  #BirdPoker  sparrows, 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
#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;
#DarkEyedJunco, #OregonJunco___

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2015-04-30 07:40:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

And another sparrow-pretending-to-be-something-else, this time from my area.

For #BirdPoker  sparrows, 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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +AlbertoC... more »

Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

And another sparrow-pretending-to-be-something-else, this time from my area.

For #BirdPoker  sparrows, 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;
#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;
#SpottedTowhee___

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2015-04-29 09:28:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This was another first for me from our last two days in Morocco.

For #BirdPoker ringed birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +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;
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras;more »

Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

This was another first for me from our last two days in Morocco.

For #BirdPoker ringed birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +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;
#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;
#RingedPlover___

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2015-04-29 08:14:30 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis; Palo Alto Baylands, California

This fellow has a spotted head, at least, for
#BirdPoker  spotted birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#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;
#Gulloftheweek +* curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birdscu... more »

Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis; Palo Alto Baylands, California

This fellow has a spotted head, at least, for
#BirdPoker  spotted birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#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;
#Gulloftheweek +* curated by +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk;
#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;
#RingBilledGull___

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2015-04-27 07:15:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Marsh Owl, Asio capensis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

I'm just back from a great vacation in Morocco, and here's one of my rarer finds (in Morocco -- it's more common in South Africa).  See also http://sabap2.adu.org.za/docs/sabap1/395.pdf .

For #BirdPoker  short-necked birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'early' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +AnetteMos... more »

Marsh Owl, Asio capensis; Moulay Bousselham, Morocco

I'm just back from a great vacation in Morocco, and here's one of my rarer finds (in Morocco -- it's more common in South Africa).  See also http://sabap2.adu.org.za/docs/sabap1/395.pdf .

For #BirdPoker  short-necked birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#africantuesday 'early' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele;
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich;
#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;
#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;
#Owls #MarshOwl #Morocco.___

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2015-04-07 08:33:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis; Stanford, California

Last light over the weekend!

For #BirdPoker  on a fence, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +PiaR... more »

California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis; Stanford, California

Last light over the weekend!

For #BirdPoker  on a fence, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong;
#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;
#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 +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;
#CaliforniaTowhee #Stanford___

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2015-04-06 08:08:26 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla; Stanford, California

If not angry, at least highly suspicious of the photographer...

For #BirdPoker  angry birds, 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;
#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 +SuziHar... more »

Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla; Stanford, California

If not angry, at least highly suspicious of the photographer...

For #BirdPoker  angry birds, 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;
#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 +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;
#GoldenCrownedSparrow #Stanford___

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2015-04-04 10:31:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula; Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

It's a subtle crest, perhaps, except during mating season...

For #BirdPoker  crested birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem;
#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;
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben,+S... more »

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula; Shoreline Lake, Mountain View, California

It's a subtle crest, perhaps, except during mating season...

For #BirdPoker  crested birds, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#whitewednesday +White Wednesday curated by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem;
#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;
#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;
#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;
#SnowyEgret #ShorelineLake___

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2015-04-03 09:29:29 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

April Flowers...

For #ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge;
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner;
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu;
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel;
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen ;
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones;
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen.

April Flowers...

For #ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge;
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner;
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu;
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel;
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen ;
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones;
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen.___

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2015-04-03 09:22:11 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Hayden Valley Fire, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

With the (expected) news that our mountain snowpack is at 5% of normal after our driest year on record comes the likelihood of a bad fire season as well.  This shot came from Yellowstone 2 summers ago. Watching the fire burst over the ridge was sobering...

For #FireFriday +Fire Friday curated by +Grayson Hartman;
#ForestFriday +*** curated by +Rudolf Vlček;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.
#Yellowstone #Wyoming

Hayden Valley Fire, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

With the (expected) news that our mountain snowpack is at 5% of normal after our driest year on record comes the likelihood of a bad fire season as well.  This shot came from Yellowstone 2 summers ago. Watching the fire burst over the ridge was sobering...

For #FireFriday +Fire Friday curated by +Grayson Hartman;
#ForestFriday +*** curated by +Rudolf Vlček;
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D;
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner.
#Yellowstone #Wyoming___

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2015-04-02 07:52:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

White-tailed Kites, Elanus leucurus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

The furry-legged birds I see generally like to show some ankle, too.
These were part of a flock settling into these trees for the night.

For #BirdPoker  furry legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#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 +SuziH... more »

White-tailed Kites, Elanus leucurus;
Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto, California

The furry-legged birds I see generally like to show some ankle, too.
These were part of a flock settling into these trees for the night.

For #BirdPoker  furry legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#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;
#nikonshooters;
#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;
#WhiteTailedKite; #ArastraderoPreserve___

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2015-04-01 07:27:48 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater; Forest Road 19, Oregon

If you think about how these birds "raise" their young, this is a particularly appropriate post for today, though their victims might not find the joke funny.  I once watched a pair of chicks following after a sparrow half their size, being fed.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown-headed_Cowbird/id

#BirdPoker  black legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +RistoTa... more »

Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater; Forest Road 19, Oregon

If you think about how these birds "raise" their young, this is a particularly appropriate post for today, though their victims might not find the joke funny.  I once watched a pair of chicks following after a sparrow half their size, being fed.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown-headed_Cowbird/id

#BirdPoker  black legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus;
#SongbirdSaturday +SongbirdSaturday curated by +John Briggs;
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun;
#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;
#BrownHeadedCowbird___

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2015-03-31 08:29:41 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This secretive bird winters in our area, and this one spent the whole winter in this spot perhaps 30 yards from a heavily used pedestrian route.  I looked for it many times before finding it, after another birder explained precisely where it was.

Unfortunately, as you can see, his spot is also subject to plenty of litter, mostly washed from upstream (I've heard) and then caught here where the stream filters through the reeds.

For #BirdPoker  green legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker, inspired by Phil's Green Heron as there's often one of those 5-10 yards away.

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday curated by +Margaret Tompkins;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFEcu... more »

American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

This secretive bird winters in our area, and this one spent the whole winter in this spot perhaps 30 yards from a heavily used pedestrian route.  I looked for it many times before finding it, after another birder explained precisely where it was.

Unfortunately, as you can see, his spot is also subject to plenty of litter, mostly washed from upstream (I've heard) and then caught here where the stream filters through the reeds.

For #BirdPoker  green legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker, inspired by Phil's Green Heron as there's often one of those 5-10 yards away.

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker;
#wadingbirdwednesday +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 +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;
#AmericanBittern___

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2015-03-30 10:25:06 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Red legs from today's bird walk.
For #BirdPoker  red legs, 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;
#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 +AlbertoCar... more »

Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura;
Shoreline Park, Mountain View, California

Red legs from today's bird walk.
For #BirdPoker  red legs, 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;
#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;
#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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2015-03-29 08:16:09 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; Don Edwards NWR, Alviso, California

A cute little 'peep' with very yellow legs.  For three of a kind look back a couple weeks in this album, though his friends have been playing in the mud.

For #BirdPoker  yellow legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#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+Ro... more »

Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; Don Edwards NWR, Alviso, California

A cute little 'peep' with very yellow legs.  For three of a kind look back a couple weeks in this album, though his friends have been playing in the mud.

For #BirdPoker  yellow legs, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#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;
#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;
#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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2015-03-27 08:04:24 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

California Quail, Callipepla californica; San Gregorio, California

Here's another shot of the Quail foraging on a local farm last weekend.  I couldn't tell from a distance whether he was picking up vegetation or something else.

For #BirdPoker  looking for food, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;]
#farmfriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard;
#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, +MarkRay... more »

California Quail, Callipepla californica; San Gregorio, California

Here's another shot of the Quail foraging on a local farm last weekend.  I couldn't tell from a distance whether he was picking up vegetation or something else.

For #BirdPoker  looking for food, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;]
#farmfriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard;
#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.___

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2015-03-26 08:03:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens;  Palo Alto, California

We have a new birdhouse this year, with cute tenants, thought they're more in evidence some days than others.

For #BirdPoker  hanging on, 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;
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell;
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +SuziHar... more »

Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Poecile rufescens;  Palo Alto, California

We have a new birdhouse this year, with cute tenants, thought they're more in evidence some days than others.

For #BirdPoker  hanging on, 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;
#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;
#ChestnutBackedChickadee.___

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2015-03-25 08:04:34 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii;
and Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus curvipennis;
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, Belize;
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia;
Coxcomb Basin Jaguar Preserve

Finishing off tonight's Belize record posts, here are three hummingbirds. There was a wonderful variety, typically difficult to shoot! :-))  The first of these places was quite interesting for another reason -- they raise many of the world's Central American captive butterflies for zoos and the like.  These can't generally be raised by the institutions receiving them, as they all require very specialized diets.  So they are raised here near their native habitat and shipped in their cocoons.

For #BirdPoker record shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curatedby ... more »

Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii;
and Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Campylopterus curvipennis;
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, Belize;
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia;
Coxcomb Basin Jaguar Preserve

Finishing off tonight's Belize record posts, here are three hummingbirds. There was a wonderful variety, typically difficult to shoot! :-))  The first of these places was quite interesting for another reason -- they raise many of the world's Central American captive butterflies for zoos and the like.  These can't generally be raised by the institutions receiving them, as they all require very specialized diets.  So they are raised here near their native habitat and shipped in their cocoons.

For #BirdPoker record shots, 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;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.___

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2015-03-25 07:43:29 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus; New Lagoon, Belize

We saw a number of these, but somehow this was the best photo I ended up with.  They are pretty birds...

For #BirdPoker  record shots, 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;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.

Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus; New Lagoon, Belize

We saw a number of these, but somehow this was the best photo I ended up with.  They are pretty birds...

For #BirdPoker  record shots, 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;
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo.___

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2015-03-25 07:34:12 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Mealy Parrot, Amazona farinosa; Tikal, Guatemala

Another record-only shot from the same trip, taken in bad early-morning light.

For #BirdPoker  record shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

Mealy Parrot, Amazona farinosa; Tikal, Guatemala

Another record-only shot from the same trip, taken in bad early-morning light.

For #BirdPoker  record shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-03-25 07:29:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Vermillion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus; Hill Bank Preserve, Belize

The most recognizable shot I got of this beautiful bird isn't fit for much more than a record. :-)

For #BirdPoker  record shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.

Vermillion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus; Hill Bank Preserve, Belize

The most recognizable shot I got of this beautiful bird isn't fit for much more than a record. :-)

For #BirdPoker  record shots, curated by +Phil Armishaw +Bird Poker;
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER;
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman;
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen.___

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2015-03-23 06:37:18 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

California Quail, Callipepla californica; with
White-crowned Sparrow (juv.), Zonotrichia leucophrys;
San Gregorio, California

This is the first time I've gotten California Quail photos, yesterday, just in time for #BirdPoker 's "tufted" theme.  Their plumes are probably the most extreme tufts I see in this area.  In front of him is what appears to be a juvenile White-Crowned Sparrow, just beginning to grow his black crown-stripes -- that should serve for yesterday's "juvenile" theme.  A very unmatched set...

For #BirdPoker  "tufted" and "juvenile", 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;#b... more »

California Quail, Callipepla californica; with
White-crowned Sparrow (juv.), Zonotrichia leucophrys;
San Gregorio, California

This is the first time I've gotten California Quail photos, yesterday, just in time for #BirdPoker 's "tufted" theme.  Their plumes are probably the most extreme tufts I see in this area.  In front of him is what appears to be a juvenile White-Crowned Sparrow, just beginning to grow his black crown-stripes -- that should serve for yesterday's "juvenile" theme.  A very unmatched set...

For #BirdPoker  "tufted" and "juvenile", 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;
#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;
#CaliforniaQuail, #WhiteCrownedSparrow , #SparrowSunday .___

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