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Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang



Phy posted:

*a distant howl, as of a man trumpeting his vindication from the inside of a wine barrel in the marketplace*

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CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001





https://i.imgur.com/YrN3C1c.mp4

Sininu
Jan 8, 2014



https://twitter.com/birdcrazed6/sta...3536619524?s=09

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019






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

Crested Caracara - National birb of Mexico

Bored
Jul 26, 2007

Dude, ix-nay on the oice-vay.

Inceltown posted:

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

Crested Caracara - National birb of Mexico

I saw one walking around in the fog on my way to work one day and was like,” what the gently caress is that?!” I live in Austin.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019






Bored posted:

I saw one walking around in the fog on my way to work one day and was like,” what the gently caress is that?!” I live in Austin.

13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle



Oh my goodness

Need some bird(b) watching direction - I've got a bird in my yard with coloration same to a common grackle (which I also have a ton of) but smaller and with black eyes. The beak shape and head coloration is not consistent with a brown headed cowbird (...which I also have) and it doesn't have speckles like I'd expect from a starling (regionally these are here but I've not seen one in my yard).

For reference:


Two of my grackles.


One of my brown-headed cowbirds.


One of my ~*MYSTERY BIRB*~

Help?

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

I still can't believe they cast Spock as me. Spock! Can you imagine?

Of course, he was missing a few things.



Y'all got any good kakapo photos around? Obviously they're extremely rare and limited to a couple of NZ islands, but I want to surprise a friend who's a fan. She's already seen the Attenborough stuff.

subpar anachronism
Jan 15, 2005

I think I'll try drinkin' tonight.


Nessus posted:

Y'all got any good kakapo photos around? Obviously they're extremely rare and limited to a couple of NZ islands, but I want to surprise a friend who's a fan. She's already seen the Attenborough stuff.

Kakapo Recover on facebook is a great follow for this!
https://www.facebook.com/KakapoRecovery/

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



13Pandora13 posted:

Oh my goodness

Need some bird(b) watching direction - I've got a bird in my yard with coloration same to a common grackle (which I also have a ton of) but smaller and with black eyes. The beak shape and head coloration is not consistent with a brown headed cowbird (...which I also have) and it doesn't have speckles like I'd expect from a starling (regionally these are here but I've not seen one in my yard).

For reference:


Two of my grackles.


One of my brown-headed cowbirds.


One of my ~*MYSTERY BIRB*~

Help?

As someone who has her job handling brown-headed cowbirds regularly, I'm going to say negatory on BHCB, especially on beak shape. Here's a male from my job
The beak you are showing is curved and longer, instead of being triangular with a kind of wedge-shape to the bottom jaw.

And a female


I see iridescence on your mystery bird, which could be very telling. Have you tried using the Merlin app? It's free and will tell you about birds in your area this time of year.

Definitely not a European starling. Very iridescent, speckled with white and a bright yellow beak.


New to birding, but I can tell you about those two since I get them daily at my job.

Chaosfeather has a new favorite as of 07:02 on May 1, 2020

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WddHYZ48GcI

13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle


Chaosfeather posted:

As someone who has her job handling brown-headed cowbirds regularly, I'm going to say negatory on BHCB, especially on beak shape. Here's a male from my job
The beak you are showing is curved and longer, instead of being triangular with a kind of wedge-shape to the bottom jaw.

And a female


I see iridescence on your mystery bird, which could be very telling. Have you tried using the Merlin app? It's free and will tell you about birds in your area this time of year.

Definitely not a European starling. Very iridescent, speckled with white and a bright yellow beak.


New to birding, but I can tell you about those two since I get them daily at my job.

You job is riddled with (pretty) parasite birbs.

I'll check out Merlin, thanks! Someone on Imgur suggested it might be a Boat-Tailed Grackle, which can have dark eyes apparently (I thought they all that those hallmark gold eyes, but TIL).

(edit)

Since you know Cowbirds - I meme'd this (and the original is on my other computer) so I apologize for the macrotext, I'd originally ID's this as a House Finch male and juvenile but last night I saw a picture of a Cowbird youth and now I'm less sure - thoughts?

13Pandora13 has a new favorite as of 12:44 on May 1, 2020

Cythereal
Nov 8, 2009



13Pandora13 posted:

Someone on Imgur suggested it might be a Boat-Tailed Grackle, which can have dark eyes apparently (I thought they all that those hallmark gold eyes, but TIL).

Boat tails are much, much bigger than common grackles, so that should be your first clue. A boat tail is about halfway between a common grackle and a crow.

Where are you?

My best guess would be an immature common grackle, which does have dark eyes and would be smaller than an adult.

Could be a Brewer's Blackbird, though it's the females who have dark eyes and are usually brown.

Regarde Aduck
Oct 18, 2012

haha


Grimey Drawer

edit: the above post already handled it

13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle


Cythereal posted:

Boat tails are much, much bigger than common grackles, so that should be your first clue. A boat tail is about halfway between a common grackle and a crow.

Where are you?

My best guess would be an immature common grackle, which does have dark eyes and would be smaller than an adult.

Could be a Brewer's Blackbird, though it's the females who have dark eyes and are usually brown.

Central VA. It's much smaller than the Common Grackles I get so it must just be a juvenile. I've got ~30 living in the woods behind my house and the trees in my front yard so I probably shouldn't be surprised there's a bab or two

BOOTY-ADE
Aug 30, 2006

BIG KOOL TELLIN' YA'LL TO KEEP IT TIGHT


Fun Shoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3dOam9Hg4

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


https://twitter.com/gigpalileo/stat...681064237588481

Bert Roberge
Nov 28, 2003



https://twitter.com/omyopoja/status/1256520557291438081

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



13Pandora13 posted:

You job is riddled with (pretty) parasite birbs.

I'll check out Merlin, thanks! Someone on Imgur suggested it might be a Boat-Tailed Grackle, which can have dark eyes apparently (I thought they all that those hallmark gold eyes, but TIL).

(edit)

Since you know Cowbirds - I meme'd this (and the original is on my other computer) so I apologize for the macrotext, I'd originally ID's this as a House Finch male and juvenile but last night I saw a picture of a Cowbird youth and now I'm less sure - thoughts?



Whoops couldn't quite find where this post was, sorry.

I must admit it's a little early and I haven't seen any wild juveniles, but based on my id book and a quick internet search I would be more likely to suspect that's an (older) house finch baby. The angle makes it hard for me to use the beak shape for ID, but based on the tail length and body proportions being similar to the bird next to it I don't suspect that's a parasite baby. Cowbird tails are kinda short and stumpy compared to some other birds.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019






https://twitter.com/wtb_Michael/sta...833763788505091

Bert Roberge
Nov 28, 2003



https://twitter.com/billclarkphotos...368398083903497

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001

I'm not looking for your validation through this telescope, just planets boobies bullets


College Slice

Currently watching a king of the hill battle for a box of fries supreme.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001

I'm not looking for your validation through this telescope, just planets boobies bullets


College Slice

The gull calls out for reinforcements!!

https://youtu.be/i_l1VqKKRhI

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Gull B has joined the battle!

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001

I'm not looking for your validation through this telescope, just planets boobies bullets


College Slice

A third gull comes out of nowhere to back up the crow?!?!

13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle


Chaosfeather posted:

Whoops couldn't quite find where this post was, sorry.

I must admit it's a little early and I haven't seen any wild juveniles, but based on my id book and a quick internet search I would be more likely to suspect that's an (older) house finch baby. The angle makes it hard for me to use the beak shape for ID, but based on the tail length and body proportions being similar to the bird next to it I don't suspect that's a parasite baby. Cowbird tails are kinda short and stumpy compared to some other birds.

Excellent. The cowbirds are pretty but I want the other birbs in my yard/woods to be healthy too





Bonus Grackle attempting to land on a small feeder and lady Cowbird (...I think, lol) with midair Carolina Chickadee:



CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001





https://twitter.com/klara_sjo/statu...196746867539968

Bert Roberge
Nov 28, 2003



https://twitter.com/audubonsociety/...880632102551552

Hope this isn't too brutal for the bird thread.

Roctavian
Feb 23, 2011



Bert Roberge posted:

Hope this isn't too brutal for the bird thread.

This ain’t the snake and beetle thread

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



There is no bird without some birdality

Veni Vidi Ameche!
Nov 2, 2017

You've been hit by, you've been struck by, a smooth IK




Courtesy of the good tweets thread:

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



Bert Roberge
Nov 28, 2003



Roctavian posted:

This ain’t the snake and beetle thread

There's a few birds in that photo journal.

The loggerhead shrike is indiscriminate.

Ariong
Jun 25, 2012

Paying someone nine hundred US dollars to draw a dog man with neon green fur getting ram jammed by Sonic the Hedgehog is the ONLY ethical consumption under capitalism.


Bert Roberge posted:

https://twitter.com/audubonsociety/...880632102551552

Hope this isn't too brutal for the bird thread.

You gotta love an animal that looks at barbed loving wire and thinks “Ah, this is perfect for me.”

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It is time for your viscera to see the light of day!

https://twitter.com/Marchand_L/stat...743659010408448

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



We regret to inform you that Fanta is a racist.

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


https://twitter.com/HarryJackdaw/st...3981673483?s=20

Pookah
Aug 21, 2008

Caw





Yesterday, out in my garden, our local friendly robin popped up looking for a little snack. Knowing he's feeding a mate and chicks, I stood there throwing him individual pellets while he flew back and forth to the nest. When he was done feeding them and had also had a couple for himself, his mate arrived and they gave me a surprise show of Robin mating. My god they are brisk little horndogs - 4 matings in about 30 seconds. She was totally down for continuing the session too, unlike her mate who hid in the hedge to get away from her.

(European robins btw)

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BOOTY-ADE
Aug 30, 2006

BIG KOOL TELLIN' YA'LL TO KEEP IT TIGHT


Fun Shoe


Soda & Cola duking it out like they're in the Civil War over which name is "correct", likely already murdered Pop

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