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I just thought since my new backyard is like a hot-spot for birds, I'd post most of the photos I've taken.

Starting with the most recent/hardest to get, here is the Eurasian sparrowhawk
 

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Next up on this thread, arguably one of my favorites to see locally, the Eurasian jay, to be more specific, the Black capped jay, Garrulus glandarius atricapillus. Here's the photos:
 

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Next up on my list (And making me have a near panic attack every time it swoops in to land on a Juniper tree) is the Hooded Crow. Just going to stop typing from here on and let you see the photos ;):
 

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Birds are the most underrated reptiles... because no one knows they're reptiles.
 

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Birds are the most underrated reptiles... because no one knows they're reptiles.

Yeah, I feel the same way to be honest. Anyways, to continue, I have a few more photos before I stop because it's becoming hard to sort through all the photos I've taken, lol. Anyways, the Laughing dove is next up:
 

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Alright so, this was not planned, but I managed to get a video of the Sparrowhawk. Of course it is bold around me after I spent like a whole month trying to get photos or even a fleeting glance at it :rolleyes:. Anyways, here's the video, link to the actual photos on Inaturalist, and even more videos of birds I recorded today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GEr1w5WG0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk2hEjvohlw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfIL8CLQM1M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPs14yJ4j2A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ungLP3_E5bg

Eurasian Sparrowhawk observed by cliygh-and-mia on November 16, 2016 · iNaturalist.org
 

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Alright, since I've nearly almost entirely forgotten about this thread, and have taken (And deleted) countless photos of new birds, I thought I'd show you the highlights. In order, so you don't get confused, we have the Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Eurasian/Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus disabling a Laughing dove (Spilopelia senegalensis) to be eaten, the feather of said Sparrowhawk after it flew away with its newly caught meal, the Southern gray shrike (Lanius meridionalis aucheri), and finally, the White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), and various videos of said birds. Now, finally the photos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1RcGxLQbwY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVg4zQH0Xo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V054DO9t0iU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzh8bJepDtw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmYvsCCLLWA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEDmEBvH2DQ
 

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Even though I've forgotten to keep up with this thread, might as well post some new photos of the Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea), and a migrating group of Black storks (Ciconia nigra). This time I should be able to post more photos on here, as I have been seeing a lot more recently. Here are the photos as promised:
 

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A Cardinal photo I took a few days ago in my back yard.
 

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Sweet! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds, I have good memories of looking outside out window and seeing both the male and female :happy:
 

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Before I log off for the night, I might as well post some images I took while not even trying to get good photos of animals today. Both the Common hoopoe (Upupa epops) and the Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) I managed to photograph today, when I wasn't even looking for the two species. The hoopoe is a native species, but the myna is not. According to several articles and books I found on the subject, both the Common myna and the Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) have been recorded several times in the country as an invasive species, but they both appear very rarely, and have not been observed breeding, so it is possible that they haven't gained a foot-hold, which would be great news for the wildilfe. Might as well stop typing and link the photos (And one video) of both birds:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9mNr53-Ww
 

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Has anyone here seen the Kirtlands Warbler? I volunteer at a nature center and one day in the summer two people came in and said there was one outside and i got too see it but it was in the same area for a while and people came from like 50 miles away just to see it and it was pretty cool.
 

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The Kirtlands Warbler has such a small distribution range - just a few counties in Michigan and Wisconsin if I remember right. If you saw one - consider yourself lucky.

Has anyone here seen the Kirtlands Warbler? I volunteer at a nature center and one day in the summer two people came in and said there was one outside and i got too see it but it was in the same area for a while and people came from like 50 miles away just to see it and it was pretty cool.
 

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Just thought I'd post some photos of the Masked shrike (Lanius nubicus) that I saw today in Israel. And no, until today I have never heard of a Kirtland's warbler, looks pretty cool though! Here are the photos as promised:
 

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Has anyone here seen the Kirtlands Warbler? I volunteer at a nature center and one day in the summer two people came in and said there was one outside and i got too see it but it was in the same area for a while and people came from like 50 miles away just to see it and it was pretty cool.

I have not but one of my professors in charge of their recovery (Fisheries & Wildlife major) if I wasn't doing Chytrid/snake fungal disease research I would have probably did this for my internship.

The problem is as stated above, they are located in such a small area.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ozrj2Z4aaf8/Tdv4pqLadAI/AAAAAAAAAW4/ncwP5aqoULg/s1600/kirtland.gif

that's pretty specific. They migrate to Cuba though and here is a link to the migration route so depending on where you are it's possible to see one outside of the above areas, at least during migration.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eRIE6MVvO...CWA/RzOAY8fQU6o/s1600/567ae440ae46d.image.png
 

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Wow, I haven't been updating this thread at all lately, you all have my apologies ;). Life's been busy for the better or worse lately, and we recently visited the US again and I managed to get in some herping too ;). Anyways, here's some important photos I took of birds since the last time I posted some photos:



In order from first to last, we have a Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) literally the day after photographing the Be'er sheva fringe-toed lizard (Acanthodactylus beershebensis) , then a little later on the Israel trip I managed to photograph a Pygmy cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus) with a Black crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) in the lower right of the photo. In the next photo, I managed to photograph a Semicollared flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) on migration. During the same spring migration, I saw a Long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus) being mobbed by a pair of Hooded crows (Corvus cornix) while it was presumably returning to more northern latitudes. A little time after that (And some plane travel ;)) I managed to photograph both a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii), which is a species many of you may see attempting to hunt small birds around where you live, and ironically a light morph Red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) being mobbed by an American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) showing that even when separated by large bodies of water, you can still see many similarities between related species ;)
 

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And to continue this thread (Mainly to add more photos since there's a photo limit :rolleyes:), we have different birds from both Georgia and Florida (Photos of herps to come shortly ;)). To make it easier on myself, from now on, if anyone wants ID on a species I posted photos of, just ask me on the thread and I'll gladly answer, so I can now spend less time typing these out and more time just posting photos ;). Here they come:
 

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A few more species from central and southern Florida (Including the Everglades ;)):
 

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