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May 13, 2018 08:08 |  #18541

I was bitterly disappointed with all the Stitchbird shots I took in New Zealand. This was the best of a bad bunch. Trying to shoot a bird with a black face in the dark understorey of a thick forest was no joke. Added to which, the birds hardly ever stayed still because no sooner did they show up than they were chased away by the local Bellbirds.


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May 13, 2018 08:10 |  #18542

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Red-crested Pochard

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Pochard very very nice. Rook!!!!
So a Rook isn't just a chess piece any more :)
Your version of a Raven or Crow I'm betting since the Rook looks corvid.
Well unique to me, thanks for sharing.


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May 13, 2018 08:13 |  #18543

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May 13, 2018 09:54 |  #18544

One more blue jay and a white-winged dove.


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May 13, 2018 09:55 |  #18545

Guess who's back in town this morning


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May 13, 2018 10:09 |  #18546

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May 13, 2018 10:42 |  #18547

Eurasian reed warbler

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May 13, 2018 11:02 |  #18548

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May 13, 2018 11:47 |  #18549

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18624785 (external link)
Yes, House Sparrows are an introduced species that shouldn't be in the US (and several other countries), but, as Trik says, they're seed eaters. They don't kill other birds. However, they can take over other birds' nesting sites, preventing them breeding, or forcing them to start again elsewhere.

Yes they are seed eaters. But they DO kill native birds for nesting sites, not as a food item. Any birds who are cavity nesters such as Bluebirds, Chickadees various Swallows etc... are basically defenseless against these Invaders. Cavity nesters are at a disadvantage to begin with since cavities literally don't grow on trees. So the added pressure put on by English (House) Sparrows and Starlings literally keeps these native song birds in a fight for their lives.


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May 13, 2018 11:48 |  #18550

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May 13, 2018 11:50 |  #18551

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #18624980 (external link)
Yes they are seed eaters. But they DO kill native birds for nesting sites

OK, I stand corrected.


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May 13, 2018 11:53 |  #18552

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Paul I am armed. But never seen one in my backyard. I'd want to double up on the sureness before pulling the trigger.
Interesting that I don't have a problem with a Sparrow Hawk or Cooper's having their fill.....why is that?

I will confess, at my former house I lived on a large piece of land where proximity to neighbors wasn't an issue. So I kept a small caliber air powered rifle close at hand just for English Sparrows and Starlings. I would toss the corpses out into the yard where Hawks would gladly come for an easy snack.


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May 13, 2018 12:17 |  #18553

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Intersting information wrt/ House Sparrows, didn't realize that they were invasive. Starlings are everywhere here, and quite annoying. Canadian Geese too, if I'm not mistaken?

Yeah, most folks don't realise these species are invasive. They really are a problem for native birds. It's heart breaking to see Starlings literally kill and eject a family of Northern Flickers or Red Bellied woodpeckers from their nests. :-(


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May 13, 2018 12:31 |  #18554

Male and Female Anhinga.

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May 13, 2018 13:47 |  #18555

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