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Apr 22, 2022 07:49 |  #12856

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Apr 22, 2022 08:09 |  #12857

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Apr 22, 2022 08:13 |  #12858

nardes wrote in post #19369718 (external link)
A male Satin Bower Bird collecting sticks to maintain his bower in the Lamington National Park.

The male builds and decorates a bower to attract females. This consists of two parallel walls of sticks, built on the ground, and is used as a courtship arena during the breeding season. The male decorates it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects; blue clothes pegs, drinking straws and bottle tops are among the favourite stolen items, while bright blue parrot feathers, flowers and brown snail shells, make up the majority of decorations away from human habitation. The bower owner meticulously maintains it throughout the year. Both mature and immature males build bowers and display to prospective females.

On the arrival of a female, the male Satin Bowerbird leaps into a ritualised display of exaggerated movements, such as strutting and bowing, with wings outstretched and quivering, and accompanied by a variety of mechanical-sounding calls, such as buzzing and rattling interspersed with mimicry. One of the bower decorations is usually carried in the male's bill. If impressed, the female moves into the bower avenue for mating and then leaves to perform the nesting duties on her own, while the male readies himself for courting more prospective females.

The bower is more like a bachelors pad as the female builds a nest of sticks in a tree or bush, up to 30 m – 35 m above the ground.

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Nice shots, and interesting story. What a complicated life these birds lead!


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Apr 22, 2022 10:17 |  #12859

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Apr 22, 2022 11:18 |  #12860

Northern Cardinal...


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Apr 22, 2022 11:45 |  #12861

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Apr 22, 2022 12:41 |  #12862

Spent nearly a week at a lake in Texas with multiple Anhingas present but could never get a lens on one. Returned home, walked by a postage stamp-sized pond in Central Maryland and there's one sunning itself. "Right time, right place" felt so good.


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Apr 22, 2022 13:10 |  #12863

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Wow, what a terrific shot of this beauty, Steve!

Thanks, Mike! Lots of Gnatcatchers and Kinglets around. This B&W popped in for a short visit with them




  
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Apr 22, 2022 13:22 |  #12864

A stellar blue jay in the so CA mountains. They eat from my hand after trying for about a month!

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Apr 22, 2022 13:27 |  #12865

Great Horned owlet takes its first short hop out of the nest.


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Apr 22, 2022 14:26 |  #12866

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Apr 22, 2022 15:37 |  #12867

nardes wrote in post #19369718 (external link)
A male Satin Bower Bird collecting sticks to maintain his bower in the Lamington National Park.

The male builds and decorates a bower to attract females. This consists of two parallel walls of sticks, built on the ground, and is used as a courtship arena during the breeding season. The male decorates it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects; blue clothes pegs, drinking straws and bottle tops are among the favourite stolen items, while bright blue parrot feathers, flowers and brown snail shells, make up the majority of decorations away from human habitation. The bower owner meticulously maintains it throughout the year. Both mature and immature males build bowers and display to prospective females.

On the arrival of a female, the male Satin Bowerbird leaps into a ritualised display of exaggerated movements, such as strutting and bowing, with wings outstretched and quivering, and accompanied by a variety of mechanical-sounding calls, such as buzzing and rattling interspersed with mimicry. One of the bower decorations is usually carried in the male's bill. If impressed, the female moves into the bower avenue for mating and then leaves to perform the nesting duties on her own, while the male readies himself for courting more prospective females.

The bower is more like a bachelors pad as the female builds a nest of sticks in a tree or bush, up to 30 m – 35 m above the ground.

Cheers

Dennis

Very interesting commentary, Dennis. Your two shots really show off the beauty of this bird. Very nice work!



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Paul...these are two very nicely captured shots of the Virginia Rail! I've only seen them a time or two. Never have I had a camera with me.

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Excellent Canada goose shot, fotoi! Very sharp with beautiful, vivid color!

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Northern Cardinal...


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Perfect timing on this shot, Tom! Very appealing.

steveb108 wrote in post #19369836 (external link)
Spent nearly a week at a lake in Texas with multiple Anhingas present but could never get a lens on one. Returned home, walked by a postage stamp-sized pond in Central Maryland and there's one sunning itself. "Right time, right place" felt so good.
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I can't get over how striking looking this anhinga's looks! I keep going back to look at your image.

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A stellar blue jay in the so CA mountains. They eat from my hand after trying for about a month!
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Very nice shot, Kedleson! I've always enjoyed the stellar jays. They have so much personality.

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Excellent capture, Mike! Very sharp image.


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Apr 22, 2022 15:45 |  #12868

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Nicely captured, Pipan! Butcherbirds have always fascinated me. Our butcherbirds (Northern Shrikes) appear to be much smaller than yours.

Very nice, colorful drake mallard shot, fotoi!

Superb capture of the great horned-owl family, Tom!

Great shot, nice setting, Dave!

Wow, what a terrific shot of this beauty, Steve!

These birds are so gorgeous, Dennis! You really photographed them beautifully!

Wow...the seldom seen ruby-crowned kinglet (at least for me). Outstanding close-up capture, Jimmy!

Lovely capture, John! Really beautiful!


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Apr 22, 2022 15:47 |  #12869

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19369876 (external link)
Paul...these are two very nicely captured shots of the Virginia Rail! I've only seen them a time or two. Never have I had a camera with me.

Excellent Canada goose shot, fotoi! Very sharp with beautiful, vivid color!

Perfect timing on this shot, Tom! Very appealing.

I can't get over how striking looking this anhinga's looks! I keep going back to look at your image.

Very nice shot, Kedleson! I've always enjoyed the stellar jays. They have so much personality.

Excellent capture, Mike! Very sharp image.

Many thanks, Mike.




  
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Apr 22, 2022 15:53 |  #12870

Gone for 5 days, will have to play catch up. White-breasted nuthatch

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