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My Birdwatching Photo Journal 2012

so i am a birdwatcher, so ive made a project for myself. to photo and identify each species i see, trying to get each age and gender variation, or other plumage variations... ive seen a LOT more birds than this, some of these photos arent great (from a distance/under cover/etc) so as i get new photos of different species/genders/subspecies/plumage variations i will add them

The project area covers my county and city mostly, so far south-west ontario

European Starling



House Sparrow
Female

Male


American Robin
Male

Female (rather dark female, but note brown head instead of black)


Song Sparrow (male in this photo due to song, but male and female are identical)


Downy Woodpecker
Female


American Kestrel (gender unknown, seen as silhouette, most likely female based on size)



Brown Headed Cowbird
Females

Male


Mourning Dove
Male above, Female below


Eastern Bluebird
Male




American Goldfinch
Male summer plumage



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Common Grackle
Male


White Throated Sparrow




Ring-billed Gull
Breeding Plumage



Forster's Tern
Breeding Plumage



Herring Gull
Breeding Plumage



Mallard
Male left, Female right Breeding Plumage


Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Very likely a female (hard to see tiny red crest in male)


Northern Flicker
Female



Canada Goose


Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)
Plumage varies far too much for photo documentation, we'd be here forever... but i LOVE red pigeons


Bank Swallow


Barn Swallow




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Northern Cardinal
Male





Male feeding young


Female



Fledgling



House Finch
Male left, Female right


Juvenile/fledgling (still has down on head and yellow gape)


Female and Juveniles (female upper left)


Savannah Sparrow


Yellow Warbler
Male


Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Male

Female


Wood Thrush


Chipping Sparrow


Grey Catbird




and thats what i have as of today just from new camera



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WOW! Beautiful photos and such variety! We're you using the 300 lens? They're awesome

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yeah all using the 300 lens some werent easy to get, but theyre in my list anyways, at least until i can get better photos :P

this isnt even scratching the surface of the birds in our county here....

lets just say these are birds found in a large city that people wouldnt even know were there if they didnt know where to look or what to look for lol



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These pics are fannntastic! You know quite a lot about wild birds don't you . I only recognise the Canadian geese because we have them in UK too, the pigeons(not seen a red one B4) and the 2 Mallard, that's about all

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dont you have the european starling and house sparrow? those are both european species. theyre invasive here and pretty much dominate every city in north america lol



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We probably have them, it's just that I don't know anything about wild birds.

One day I might get me a canon camera too and shoot some pics of wild birds here in uk - we have tons of them .

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i'd love to see photos of the european robin.... theyre sooooo cute lol we dont have those here. our robins are not related. your robin is similar to warblers while ours is a thrush

but its funny how different our goldfinches are. ours are bright yellow, yours have red faces!

i've been bird watching since i was 12.



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They're beautiful Casey!
Wonderful pictures!
I have gold finches in our garden this year,
I'm thrilled as they're new here this year, but I'm always too slow with the camera.
They come down to the hanging baskets and nick the coconut out of them.
It must be good for their nests.
lots of other birds do this too.
I've started leaving left over bird seed in the baskets as a bonus.
Lots of birds like the coconut stuff, sparrows, field sparrows, blue tit, great tit, robins, wood pidgeon!
We also get Magpie, Black bird, thrush, sparrow hawk, kestral, woodpecker, crows rooks, seagulls, swift, greenfinch, bullfinch, chaffinch.
Somewhere I have footage of a sparrow hawk eating his kill right outside my living room window!
Nearby there are a family of Buzzard! they're so huge!
And when we walk round the woods and the harbour there are so many more!
I need to keep my camera handy!

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hey, this forum is a photo friendly one so post away

katew, you need to see bald eagles and golden eagles... theyre HUGE!

our "sparrowhawks" are sharp shinned hawks, cooper's hawks and northern goshawks here. the sparrowhawk is a relative of them



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I have some pics of our native birds

I also have pics of wild bald eagles, crested caracaras, black n turkey vultures and osprey

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from florida i would expect from the species mix, plus your history of having been to florida

im going out today for more photos



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Oh yeah, I love the wildlife there. I much prefer seeing the native animals over the captive exotics. We once saw a very large wild cat there (not sure what?) as well as some other cool things. I love Alligator snapping turtles and I was lucky enough to see one of those too which was great

I went for a two hour walk today and I must of counted about 15+ Eurasian robins, loads of blackbirds, mallards, Canadian geese with their goslings, moorhens and their chicks, erm, Eurasian buzzard, Eurasian sparrowhawk, Eurasian kestrel, treecreepers, wood pigeons and two Eurasian jays which was really good. I tried to get some pics of the a robin for you but my lens is only 55-22 so I couldn't get a really decent shot Will post them in a bit

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cant wait to see. i only got a few new ones to add to my list, one not the best, but its a new one to the list anyways lol i think i am going to add in some older photos in the list as i did technically photograph them, just with my old camera.
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these are older photos but still make my list :P


Northern Harrier
Juvenile, most likely male


Sharp Shinned Hawk
Juvenile Male



Canada Warbler
First Year (Juvenile)


Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Juvenile Female


Red Eyed Vireo


Cape May Warbler


White Throated Sparrow
Juvenile


Merlin
Juvenile Female


Bonaparte's Gull


Cooper's Hawk
Juvenile Female


Red Tailed Hawk
Juvenile, likely a female


Mute Swan



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Northern Rough-winged Swallow


Herring Gull
Second Winter Plumage


Red Winged Blackbird
Male


Chimney Swift





i got these today well, the swifts yesterday lol



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Aww... I should do this!

I love European birds! They're awesome!

FYI, both images of starlings are males. They have the blue around the base of the bill, females have pink.

But yeah... I've been birdwatching since I was around 11.
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as for the starlings, theyre also a tad more darker and glossy than the females with darker eyes! hard to notice, but its another way the females have a tad more brown edging to their wings and theyre not as irredescent as the males i find. but its hard to see these unless theyre side by side for comparison lol

but i had forgotten about those facts LOL its been awhile. i looked them up before because i was nosy about them as pets, as they are occasionally kept by some. so i wanted some information on them



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