Bird Weekly-Photo Challenge -tail feathers to the sky

This week’s Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge: Birds with their butts in the air caught my eye. What a cute challenge!

After looking through some of last year’s photos I was surprised how many I found that fit the bill.

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The photos below from the wetlands are my favorites. However, I will confess that I do not know what all of them are, but I’m working on it!

I do believe this bird is the Common Gallinule
I am not sure what bird this one is
The Red Winged Black Bird. I love these loud birds!
Red Winged Black Bird
This one is an American Coot. I know his tail feathers aren’t quite skyward, but still a cute photo!
Not sure what this one is, but he is a cute little bird.
Mallard duck and friend.
I think this one and the one to the left are babies, just not sure what. But they are so cute πŸ’š

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  1. Alice says:

    Aww, those are so cute! I love seeing them do that, it just looks so funny!

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    1. Birds are so cute, aren’t they? Thank you!

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  2. Now that is an interesting challenge … plus one that made me smile. Well done, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you! It made me smile too! 😊

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  3. Lisa Coleman says:

    Awesome “butted” birds. The little brown songbird, I’m not sure but it could be a female Red-winged blackbird. Not being there and a closer look with the binoculars, it could be a few different ones. The cute little bird is a Sora! Congratulations on that one. I just put the Sora into today’s Brown feathered birds. They are quite secretive and hard to find. I love your coot shot. I’d like to photoshop that and make a heart. LOL! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Come spring I will recognize so many more birds!

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        That’s awesome! It just takes getting out there and doing a bit of research. This Bird Weekly challenge certainly helps me identify birds I didn’t know existed, so I hope it is helping you too. πŸ™‚

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      2. It is!! 😊

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      3. Lisa Coleman says:

        Yay!!! I’ve been moving all my archives to a new external hard drive and I realized I’ve been taking bird photos for 20 years but only became a birder 9 years ago. I guess I had a passion when I didn’t know it. LOL! πŸ™‚

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      4. That is me and photography. But last year was the perfect year for me to kick it up 😊

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      5. Lisa Coleman says:

        That is awesome! I kicked it up in 2019 when I finally decided to learn how to use my new lens that I bought in 2018. I had bought a light weight lens when I bought my Sony in 2017 & had a hard time exchanging it for the heavier lens. I don’t leave home without it now and I never change it. 😊

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  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    Oh and by the way, the babies at the end are Common Gallinule chicks. πŸ™‚

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    1. Awww, the little beaks! I see it! I have just stared a new photo folder to save photos in as ID birds 😊 Thank you Lisa!!

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        You are welcome. Do you have a Sibley’s field guide? I think I will put some info in my next blog about using field guides to help identify birds. I carry mine everywhere. I have one for the East coast and one for the West coast for when we travel out that way. πŸ™‚

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      2. I don’t, but I use the iNaturalist app and I have discovered a lot of plants and creatures on that app. I have identified all my dragonflies on that app. It seems to work well.

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      3. Lisa Coleman says:

        That is awesome! I have Merlin on my phone which is an app put out by Cornell University but I never leave home without my field guide. Sometimes the birds in an area are not always on the aps so I have my book to guide me. Obsession!!! Yep! πŸ™‚

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      4. Maybe the more I learn, the more I will want to learn. But generally that app I use works well. Sometimes it takes a few days for someone on the back end to confirm or help me out. I have quite a few birds now that I can ID when I’m out and about, and even tell other people! That is cool!

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      5. Lisa Coleman says:

        That is so cool! I still learn from more experienced birders than me. 😊

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  5. Just Teri says:

    Love this challenge. 😍

    Made me giggle seeing all the little birds with their butts in the air – SILLY πŸ€ͺπŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. I know, funny huh? I got this post in at the last minute for the challenge, but I couldn’t pass it by!

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      1. Just Teri says:

        The photos are adorable! Lisa! And especially because I am a bird lover 😍πŸ₯°

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  6. Naomi says:

    Pretty cute theme!

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