A fledgling Gray Catbird, who wanted his/her parents very much. The little one was very attracted to the shutter noise, which brought them closer to me. Click for full size.
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From Ice Swimmer: Any way, in a tram stop in Downtown Helsinki, these urban dinosaurs are disputing whose piece of bread that is. The adult European herring gull (white with gray wings) took it in the end and flew away. The hooded crow, jackdaw, pigeon and the juvenile gull were left empty-beaked. The pigeon and the jackdaw were quite careful to not get too much attention from the big ones. Multiple buses, cabs and a tram interrupted their dispute, but no-one got run over and they resumed multiple times after each vehicle was gone.
I have no idea who dropped the bread or how this thing started. Click for full size!
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Beautiful shots from David, who notes: In Australia, galah is not just the name of a bird, it is also a derogatory term that means a “loud-mouthed idiot. I think the solo bird in the last photo looks quite Trumpian. Click for full size!
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Grackles do love a tasty worm or three, but they are also intimidated by them, what with those tasty bits trying to survive and all. I’ve seen more than one grackle confused and baffled, after grabbing a tasty worm by one end, finding the rest of it curled around its beak. So, the general method is grab tasty worms, and keep ahold of them until near dead. Click for full size.
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An absolutely gorgeous thrush, a Fieldfare, in a Sycamore Maple tree from Charly, who notes that this is a seriously shy bird. I know how it goes, trying to get the shy dinosaurs, and these are brilliant shots. Click for full size!
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Oh, does this photo ever make me laugh, it’s great. For the consciously hirsute out there, have a visit to Incredibeard, and don’t miss the Incredibeard Instagram. Part of their proceeds goes to help children access clean water, too, so you can get some nifty stuff for beard care, and be socially conscious, too.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has their Birds of North America up and running, and it is a great resource for all of us dinosaur watchers out there, check it out!
From Lofty: Today’s dinosaur collection in the drain round the back of the airport. Swamp hens on the water, silver gulls in line, ibis on the fence. Click for full size!
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