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Room at the top: woman races to help swifts blocked from Sheffield roofs <p>Band of volunteers now assist surveying homes so that re-roofing and scaffolding does not disrupt beloved birds’ nesting</p><p>When Chet Cunago heard that scaffolding was blocking swifts from entering their ancestral nests in the eaves of homes in Sheffield, she raced into action.</p><p>After frantic calls to the council, charities and fellow nature lovers, she got the scaffold boards removed and assembled a volunteer group to search for overlooked swift nests in all the council houses scheduled for renovation in Handsworth.</p><p>Erect a swift box, which costs £30–£100 depending on size. Local swift groups can help advise on installation or roofers and aerial installers can help. South-facing eaves are often too hot for the nests.</p><p>Site-faithful swifts are notoriously difficult to attract to new nest boxes but playing swift calls from an adjacent window can work. <a href="https://www.swift-conservation.org/Shopping%21.htm">Swift Conservation sells</a> automatic MP3 players with swift calls for £22. And even if the box isn’t adopted by swifts, it will certainly be used by other birds.</p><p>Drilling holes into plastic soffits and adding dividers inside is a cheap and unobtrusive way to make a modern house swift-friendly. Add <a href="https://www.swift-conservation.org/universal_swift_nest_brick02.pdf">swift bricks</a> (£25) to any new extensions.</p><p>Join a <a href="http://actionforswifts.blogspot.com/p/sln.html">local swift group</a> and help survey nest sites – there will almost certainly be a swift group in your nearest city or town. When more swift nest sites are known about, they can be protected.</p><p>Join <a href="https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-swift-bricks-mandatory-for-all-new-build-and-extensions-in-sheffield">campaigns</a> for swift bricks to be fitted in every new home. Alert developers, councils, housing associations and architects to the issue.</p><p>Grounded swifts can usually get airborne again, so if you find a grounded swift it may be immature (it can only fly if its wings are at least 16cm long) or ill. Put it in a warm box, give it water by running a wetted cotton bud around the edge of its beak, avoiding the nostrils, and call a local swift rescuer. <a href="https://www.swift-conservation.org/SwiftFirstAid.htm">A full list of swift rescuers can be found here.</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/15/room-at-the-top-woman-races-to-help-swifts-blocked-from-sheffield-roofs">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/15/room-at-the-top-woman-races-to-help-swifts-blocked-from-sheffield-roofs birds @worldnewstheguardian

‘Extinct’ parrots make a flying comeback in Brazil <p>The Spix macaw, a bird that had once vanished in the wild, is now thriving in its South American homeland after a successful breeding programme</p><p>Twenty years ago, the future of the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/jun/16/dead-parrot-spixs-macaw-rarest-bird-brazil" title="">Spix’s macaw</a> could not have looked bleaker. The last member of this distinctive parrot species disappeared from the wild, leaving only a few dozen birds in collectors’ cages across the globe. The prospects for <em>Cyanopsitta</em> <em>spixii</em> were grim, to say the least.</p><p>But thanks to a remarkable international rescue project, Spix’s macaws – with their grey heads and vivid blue plumage – have made a stunning comeback. A flock now soars freely over its old homeland in Brazil after being released there a month ago. Later this year, conservationists plan to release more birds, and hope the parrots will start breeding in the wild next spring.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/10/extinct-parrots-make-a-flying-comeback-in-brazil">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/10/extinct-parrots-make-a-flying-comeback-in-brazil birds @worldnewstheguardian

Rare wild ancestors of domestic pigeon found on Scottish islands <p>Small populations of wild rock doves discovered in places including Outer Hebrides</p><p>Colonies of extremely rare and endangered birds that are the wild ancestors of domestic and feral pigeons have been found on secluded Scottish islands.</p><p>Researchers have spoken of their excitement and surprise at discovering small populations of wild rock doves in places that include the Outer Hebrides.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/01/rock-doves-rare-wild-ancestors-domestic-pigeon-scottish-islands">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/01/rock-doves-rare-wild-ancestors-domestic-pigeon-scottish-islands birds @worldnewstheguardian

Ready for takeoff: curlews from eggs rescued at airfields set for release <p>Nearly 100 birds are being ‘headstarted’ to boost numbers as species vanishes from lowland England</p><p>An evocative peeping echoes across a large, sunny aviary. The distinctive call of the curlew comes from dozens of chicks, who strut through long grass squabbling over a much-prized worm.</p><p>The scruffy-looking chicks with the beautiful voices may be the best hope for the endangered species, whose numbers have halved in the past 25 years as it vanishes from lowland England.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/25/ready-for-takeoff-curlews-from-eggs-rescued-at-airfields-set-for-release">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/25/ready-for-takeoff-curlews-from-eggs-rescued-at-airfields-set-for-release birds @worldnewstheguardian

Red kite chicks sent from England to Spain to boost ailing numbers <p>Conservationists who re-established the raptors in the UK with birds from Spain are now returning the favour</p><p>When <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/20/red-kites-thriving-in-england-30-years-after-reintroduction">red kites were reintroduced in England</a> more than 30 years ago, young birds were brought over from thriving populations in Spain. Now the carrion-feeding raptor is doing so well that English chicks – with distant Spanish ancestry – are being flown back to Spain to boost ailing numbers there.</p><p>Fed on culled grey squirrels and meticulously checked by vets, 15 chicks collected from nests in Northamptonshire are this week travelling to southern Spain where they will be held in special aviaries in the countryside until they are mature enough to be set free.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/red-kite-chicks-sent-from-england-to-spain-to-boost-ailing-numbers">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/red-kite-chicks-sent-from-england-to-spain-to-boost-ailing-numbers birds @worldnewstheguardian

Rare birds’ arrival an ‘unmissable sign’ climate emergency has reached Britain <p>Pushed northwards by global heating, exotic birds like the rainbow bee-eater seen nesting in Norfolk will likely become established summer visitors</p><p>Rainbow-hued bee-eaters breeding on the Norfolk coast this summer and three rare black-winged stilts fledglings in Yorkshire are an “unmissable sign” that the nature and climate emergency has reached Britain, according to conservationists.</p><p>Birdwatchers are flocking to north-east Norfolk to see the bee-eaters, a colourful rare visitor from Africa and southern Europe, after seven birds were spotted close to Cromer by a local birder.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/17/rare-birds-arrival-an-unmissable-sign-climate-emergency-has-reached-britain">Continue reading...</a> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/17/rare-birds-arrival-an-unmissable-sign-climate-emergency-has-reached-britain birds @worldnewstheguardian

Camera Pose @PhotographersCorner @birds #birds #finch https://images.deso.org/17fb19f5d57175e7fef2a8e19dcc153ed7f7af0ef2d3dce52a071f351b2f360d.webp birds @lifeskillstv

What a click #birds https://images.deso.org/1a998d9cd080a42cdb6dd5c8d94763d366367691aa54360370d7506de40c7229.webp birds @iamtraveler

Public display of affection coming up. You can avert your eyes. #birds #nature #photos https://images.deso.org/3bed2168455f63fe4556360eda6b5f70fef76ae4d9d81236e38d4810010c8828.webp birds @iamtraveler

#Birds lining up in the shadow of a telephone pole. https://images.deso.org/ee94312b9ee53c861ebc2a7959c37f6255b9cbfaed5c03001b9fd85a05ab52b4.webp birds @oimlongz

🦅 OVERHEAD HAWK FLYBY 🦅 This majestic fighter flew down out of the sky directly towards me while I was out on my walk yesterday… …but as he approached within about 40 feet, he sharply switched trajectory and swooped back up into the sky over my head! I was extremely surprised at the territory protection display, but kept my head together enough to snap this quick shot of him floating back up to his established viewing perch. I love where I live, and feel uber fortunate to be able to see these magnificent creatures right in my neighborhood… ➡️ - Do you ever look for birds of prey in the sky? —— #birds #birdsofprey #birdseyeview #nature #naturephotography #photography #phonephotography @PhotographersCorner Posted via @cloutfeed https://images.deso.org/451f763b9d6151310dc8961885558a91230919bdafa642f5936ab8d875b5ec45.webp birds @seanolson

#Birds-🧁🧁🧁 #foodart https://images.deso.org/8db08d67cb92650cffa639128f03f69456d501d3bd6c560977350b8ee2872996.webp birds @oimlongz

Crow and Me Face to Face <center> [![](https://ipfs-3speak.b-cdn.net/ipfs/bafkreig4tbdawxtfw5mck3lxjgktpz3rc6qfudmshnp2ip2x6pz7i5pozu/)](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=ridoykhan22/mstdckah) ▶️ [Watch on 3Speak](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=ridoykhan22/mstdckah) </center> --- **Hello everyone****Today morning I am came out for photography . but suddenly I see Crow watching me . simply I don’t like to capture video of crow . because they are always try to fight with human . they think human are there opponent . I don’t know why?  Some time crows are scratch to human head and fly way .****So today I am thinking to make a video of this beautiful crow . crows are most intelligent bird in bird planet . they are very cleaver . they stole different type of house hold thing and fly way to there nest. Simply this is perfect season of there breading and they are producing much eggs . so they are very aggressive now.****This crow don’t like to see me near its nest . so I am keep distance from its next and making a video . you can see in this video this crow are very aggressive to see me . but I am not here to harm them, I am hare to see this crow and making a video . this crow don’t know that he will be popular** ## <center>Thanks for your time</center> <center>**You Can find me in**</center> <center>**[Youtube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ikdTgbk_URIjma1InKoZg?view_as=subscriber)**</center> <center>**[Twitter](https://twitter.com/iridoyislam)**</center> <center>**[Facebook](https://web.facebook.com/ridoy.hosen)**</center> <center>**[Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/ridoy.hosen/?hl=en)**</center> <center>**Discord : #ridoykhan22#0033**</center> ![e2drh4.png](https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://img.esteem.app/e2drh4.png) --- ▶️ [3Speak](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=ridoykhan22/mstdckah) birds @ridoykhan22

Rufous-tailed Jacamar - (Galbula ruficauda) <div class=text-justify> Hello to all here in *Feathered Friends*!... Today I went for a walk and was a lucky time, because I can take some photos of a beautiful species that flies in our area. I wish present you our ***"Rufous-tailed Jacamar"*** - (Local spanish common nane: ***"Tucuso Barranquero"***. ![X_JLP0282.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/jlinaresp/23uFeaWq8AcCjhqBtV9esd4kLxPmC7t7SeDXo3DEW9E7P2fzF6QkVC4hC4gvBEkNonFEt.jpg) <sup> ***Galbula ruficauda*** - (Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Tucuso Barranquero) **Camera**: Nikon D7000 | **Lens**: AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G </sup> <sup>**Species full taxonomic data:**</sup> <sup> ***Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Piciformes Family: Galbulidae Genus: Galbula Species: G. ruficauda (Cuvier, 1816)*** **Sighting record: Montalbán, Carabobo, Venezuela Apr. 2022.**</sup> --- It is an insectivore that hunts from a perch, sitting with its beak tilted upwards, and then dives to catch flying insects. ![X_JLP0278.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/jlinaresp/23uQvsE9jsqrXs2EuAcqomobVASrrpjFh79nBn7WGHdqkL9PznmwRj294fFS3A7WNWoJQ.jpg) I think this photo above corresponds to his "hunting position" then. I love this bird, obviously I like a lot her beautiful colors and natural elegance. But the best thing about this bird is: "It's very easy to photograph" :-) And that's because this nice guy tends to be distracted while hunting insects, and then allows me to get up close, at relatively short distances. These photos, for example, were taken at a 20-foot distance approximately. ![X_JLP0262.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/jlinaresp/23tbwQaGcEiXnn46eHx9ZA9PyVdbhEuBuKbbM7RKHDqiuqJnc4K3eCXohstxQDynDK7Ck.jpg) A bird's back shot reveals details from pretty emerald wing plumage. These are elegants and brightly colored birds with long beaks and tails. Can reach a size of 25 cm long and have a 5 cm long black beak (A specialized for insect hunting beak!). These birds inhabit a great variety of dry or humid forests and thickets. They nest in burrows in a termite bank or mound and produce two to four white eggs with reddish spots. I hope can found a nest in the future. I've viewed some termite banks in surrounders. Surely will be nice see this birds coming out and in of their nest burrow. I hope you liked this bird. I hope to be able to share more birds soon. I am very happy to have found you here at #Hive. Best regards. ;-) </div> ---- @jlinaresp --- <div class="pull-left"> > *"We make photographs to understand what our lives mean to ourselves."* - **Ralph Hattersley**. </div> <div class="pull-right"> > *"Hacemos fotografías para comprender lo que nuestras vidas significan para nosotros mismos."* - **Ralph Hattersley**. </div> --- ![CED_DSC1187BN-horz.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/jlinaresp/23w2gkLePCUEbSz1hk9LpV44irhvVYM5CSQk8acoWFibLNFYdYPtyCUaop3P56wei31Za.jpg) <center><sup><sup>**Camera**: Nikon D7000 | **Lens**: AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G **Cámara**: Nikon D7000 | **Objetivo**: AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G **Montalbán, Carabobo, Venezuela. </sup>** </center> birds @jlinaresp

Grey headed flying foxes <center> [![](https://ipfs-3speak.b-cdn.net/ipfs/bafybeih3hyvz6ysohlyinb7ns3v7ying6ahdh7db77a5vdxmxj4zqez4j4/)](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=lenasun/yqvnqtup) ▶️ [Watch on 3Speak](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=lenasun/yqvnqtup) </center> --- Grey headed flying foxes --- ▶️ [3Speak](https://3speak.tv/watch?v=lenasun/yqvnqtup) birds @lenasun

Some lovely wild birds on show today. A happy Easter Monday to all and come look at some beauties in action. ![074.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23wfmgmL57xL8DmYFpag7FsF3dCYX5Yp6rjYSoPX6VtogwNv4xaPc6CfnmSk5APu4YPxc.jpg) At first I will show some Cape Bulbuls and then a famous Sugarbird, followed by a Spur fowl and ending with a family of Pied Crows in flight. Can you believe that I did this post this morning and as I was busy ending the post with the tags, the power was cut off for 2 and a half hours. Gone was the post and now I have to redo it. They call it "Loadshedding" as there is not enough electricity generation to keep the country running. What a waste. THey are called Cape Bulbuls (Pycnonotus capensis) ![048.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23ywifXrnPaMbfjQjTxyWvttAT6ecyqcaJiwCANCpgc1ezCA5SwTpKbVtEs3jCfsz4Dvz.JPG) Here the one took off to catch a flying bug. ![054.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23wBdqwkjzU8oVMvpyytp7GwiTKdQqRZHHGqVfcgXnTWPp7wrgfgNu55jZSQ69tcZrPuJ.JPG) This is a happy Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer). ![154.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23y8ejQneuTdSaXtnodba5urm8HCQqzT1acS6KsJDffRrZPDic6L1zE887wztzwzxFkPX.JPG) An elegant bird in flight as he caught a bug here. ![149.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23t7FoR4He76vMHPooCeiLgeZt6tBrDtiU8Wj9FmAaTygfz4hr5VqoVqL4T5tiPbaL7PM.JPG) And then a celebratory song in gratitude for the meal. ![134.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/EpLd6J5EANNpfoHego5ocFQL4GF8utM8ReKs62k4UwSNhPmGR3oWbYwfieiGag5hifr.JPG) Here I had a Cape Spur Fowl (Pternistis capensis) walking up to me and asking me to take a photo of him. ![002.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23xAe8L5Vj9E2KTGFa5vqqckFRGpjwY9VB1EPtwZYGB2UdtjqVYR8MtoBcwGYZx5EeMRX.JPG) A real fancy chicken this one and he wanted to pose in the shade. ![024.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/EqLBcqZNaQ3LRTc67vC4QLzdosTw9jfufDxWWtnCnj6zMhoHDCQvBgZNsY1nU9iqV5G.JPG) He reminded me to send him the photo as he left. ![052.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23yTmnXHhy2sRYJvcVJFEj2TFUK3C2VctJH6rX5VMAJSqam7RAU4oGoYdUwVG7hnBNqif.JPG) This Bulbul was following me around, hoping that my walk would stir up some flying bugs for him to catch. ![144.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23vi6QQDuc15hyDuUiSEfcm25kJm4QwCR9XnqnisowRcxEPH6ZWfFsMP6jvv6FbfLKYWt.JPG) Finally, we have a family of Pied Crows (Corvus albus) flying over. ![047.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/papilloncharity/23sxBp9CBkzxEL78Awhnmp6uaUecuWbgiiVahJPrp4iswbZ3R2rpw2Mk2YB6BXia5h5Az.JPG) I am sure that many of you will agree with me that nature is totally, totally important for the future of our lives. I replied about the destruction by a cyclone in our KZN Province to @lizelle this morning. Profit hunting sending noxious gasses into the air will mean the doom of mankind if we are not prepared to do something about it. The destruction of forests, wetlands, and the littering of the ocean will have far reaching consequences. And that severe occurrence in the KZN province is just a tip of the iceberg, as it is said that we can expect much worse to start taking place across the world. Nothing is stopping us from taking corrective action, as nature is a life-giving gift to all of us, that we have to manage with utmost care. In the meantime, I still take photos of what we still have available in nature. Don't know how long it will last, but we can only pray. And That's All Friends. Photos by Zac Smith-All Rights Reserved. Camera: Canon Powershot SX70HS Bridge camera. Thank you kindly for supporting a post on behalf of @papilloncharity birds @papilloncharity

[ESP-ING] "BIENTEVEO ALICASTAÑO" FROM MY WINDOW // "BIENTEVEO ALICASTAÑO" DESDE MI VENTANA ___ ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_220459.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/Eos4kXJvGz77ZDHBm3zhpKoMUtU2Mdy3rMFBS8mmPfaxJ5DcVdRjhmbk3xijHZEjuGZ.jpg) <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ___ <div class = pull-left><div class=”text-justify”> Mi hija siempre suele pregúntarme que si yo pudiera convertirme en un animalito, ¿Cuál escogería ser? La primera vez que lo hizo, pase unos buenos minutos pensando con que animal me identificaba más... O cuál admiraba tanto como para querer ser uno de ellos. Mi conclusión fue... *Un Pajarito.* Si pudiera convertirme en un animal, sería un ave. Hace algunos años atrás en mi país, Venezuela, hubo un apagón nacional que duró casi una semana. Si electricidad, había que buscar distracción. Fue allí que desde la ventana de mi cuarto empecé a darles atención a esta especie llamada: >***MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS*** Justo en la ventana de mi cuarto hay un árbol de Samán inmenso y en el habitan infinidades de pájaros, pero estas son las más frecuentes, o por lo menos las que más se dejan ver. Recuerdo que para aquel momento estaban en fecha de cortejo, y tuve el privilegio de ver y disfrutar como una parejita hacía su nido. Todos los años vuelven al mismo lugar y rehacen su hogar para sus nuevos polluelos calentar. A medida que más los observas no te dejas de maravillar. Laboriosos, responsables, graciosos, de vistosos colores, inteligentes, adaptables a su entorno, con sus dotes de arquitectos y más, son algunas cualidades que de estas nobles criaturas podemos sacar... Sin más que agregar, dejare algunas fotografías que desde mi ventana logré capturar. </div></div> <div class = pull-right><div class=”text-justify”> My daughter always asks me if I could become an animal, which one would I choose to be? The first time she did, I spent a good few minutes thinking about which animal I most identified with.... Or which one I admired enough to want to be one of them. My conclusion was... *A little bird. If I could become an animal, it would be a bird. A few years ago in my country, Venezuela, there was a national blackout that lasted almost a week. If there was no electricity, we had to look for a distraction. It was there that from the window of my room I began to pay attention to this species called: >***MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS***. Right outside my bedroom window there is a huge Saman tree and in it live an infinite number of birds, but these are the most frequent, or at least the ones that can be seen the most. I remember that at that time they were in courtship, and I had the privilege of seeing and enjoying how a couple made their nest. Every year they return to the same place and remake their home for their new chicks to warm up. The more you watch them, the more you marvel at them. Hard-working, responsible, funny, colorful, intelligent, adaptable to their environment, with their gifts as architects and more, these are some of the qualities of these noble creatures... Without more to add, I will leave some pictures that I managed to capture from my window. </div></div> ___ ___ ___ <center> <div class=phishy> # ***MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS*** </div> </center> ___ ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_220358.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/EopwKFEAo7Pznm3wbzsSTwPm6TocK4zBDfKWZypscPTQgTJbj5xda8KSsbqunWFDZk5.jpg) <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_173044.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/EoEodFam9TshwkeKnDbqZ62A85gK4B4Gjsm6i4obUSUKePhBLjvgvgxbvRrJ5ohHJMv.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_220754.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/23tm7KTKq4EYkmDuAcehF9SiJBPMnRnacL6c9m6zpwHy1XVwt1oVv18B4K6Sf8V2corNL.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_172651.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/Eoc5eCSrqcLwU3Fef5DRSGTuwYaFgzZ6Nu8uY5YP8ALLXzaWCKbhiUsf5samKXoDfJ5.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_172821.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/EoiTs5DNn9TGPFvdEQbGwSq4m4iQb11picQdQipD6bCPEP1JX3HrrFhD4Az2ZnKwDiF.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_172443.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/23tSQJ17snounvpsxfKn3TGWM3nf4iwJp3or7W9NATSRVwXC7p6VJhL7u5L2R3UyZZ6TC.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>NEST MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ![PSX_20220417_220959.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/23wgWDpEU3UyodXNbMWn8fnCCHWshGAQmsj6qN83CLUy5TGoSMAuCP8qCLQ1d4a6Go8Ao.jpg) ___ ___ <center> <sup><sup>MYIOZETETES CAYANENSIS</sup></sup> </center> ___ ___ ___ <div class = pull-left><div class=”text-justify”> Esta especie habita principalmente en las zonas de Sur América, investigando un poco acerca de su especie, encontré que son **paseriformes**, es decir son aves cantoras y la verdad su canto es muy hermoso. Tengo la dicha de oírlos todas las mañanas con mucha energía. Gracias a Dios su especie no se encuentra bajo amenaza de extinción. Su alimentación consiste según lo que he observado en su comportamiento, en cualquier insecto que les pase por delante. Fue una experiencia agradable el hacer estas fotografías, no son las mejores, pues siento que requiere algo de habilidad y rapidez para hacer fotos a estos inquietos animalitos... También requirió mucha paciencia, no permanecen mucho tiempo en el mismo lugar. Sin embargo espero en la próxima oportunidad hacerlo un poco mejor. Esta fue mi primera participación en la comunidad @featheredfriends. Gracias de antemano por dedicarme de su tiempo y atención a leerme. Me despido hasta una próxima ocasión. Feliz inicio de semana a todos. </div></div> <div class = pull-right><div class=”text-justify”> This species inhabits mainly in the South American areas, researching a little about their species, I found that they are **passeriformes**, that is to say they are songbirds and the truth is that their song is very beautiful. I have the joy of hearing them every morning with a lot of energy. Thank God their species is not under threat of extinction. Their feeding consists, according to what I have observed in their behavior, of any insect that passes in front of them. It was a pleasant experience to take these pictures, they are not the best, as I feel it requires some skill and speed to take pictures of these restless little animals.... It also required a lot of patience, they don't stay in the same place for long. However, I hope to do a little better next time. This was my first participation in the @featheredfriends community. Thank you in advance for dedicating your time and attention to read me. I will say goodbye until next time. Happy start of the week to all. </div></div> ___ ___ ___ > <sup><sup> Todas las fotografías son de mi autoría y propiedad. // All photographs are my authorship and property.</sup></sup> > <sup><sup> Parte de la información acerca de estas aves fue tomada de Wikipedia. // Some of the information about these birds was taken from Wikipedia.</sup></sup> ___ ___ ___ ![PSX_20211215_204417.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/maridmc/EoGxWXTnBVUjRAxq6ysSVn9oqbzFmTLRv5zQBsbJnAyCVE7XXkNxhXCTonsaKNkF1vu.jpg) birds @maridmc

Cardinals And Some Bonus Birds ![Title.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tbkX4iVKe5z4cWSdsRwBukhBj8hE3kEqQBtbqVfPXE5Vye66pY4YJEFbmyGeGyiGgVv.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;In my previous post, I introduced a couple of images that were edited using a color removal tool. The idea is to make an object really pop out by only keeping the colors I choose. I couldn't wait to try this on some bird images. I figured it would work the best with birds that have bright colors, like cardinals and blue jays. The blue jays haven't been around in a while, but, I've had plenty of visits from the cardinals. The results didn't disappoint. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal1.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23w2iyVN2KZ4druNJYCPtHH9Z8qM1nwRgwcjHhYCj5WuuYvu6JSf33W8dMRBCJPxSk6bi.JPG) ![Cardinal1A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uQpCfLAU7CEEL34p7j4unRjx55pT5opsvw5K5BT1fyFSYa11PMwB17Rd9oZ36EUhgME.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal2.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tmFiN45uit1ZXfLDKuu1d4rCw3zT7VLjbGkLy7MqEXTpDAzRMfMPajnJxuKjaDeR1iU.JPG) ![Cardinal2A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tbq7Ci7NF8T1em3uRhUwEw72b8ucgGGUdmP4Niqyc5Mr8TCBGUnmi7hKsrypNfwWQxQ.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal5.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uQpCZmDRVLpxAzArUSnLW6xKSwi99QrRTjg9bDcpK88bLP3y7L6dK2DdHU35Ko7yFg8.JPG) ![Cardinal5A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uFRuY531BiuaRnhK79qKTTFZvYBdYmFsRtmKJf1KJVsFwQNB5d3MTnJcmEsrV6LcqZU.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal6.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23vsL2HK1sTjwLvk9tVrJmDJEyMEEbyBXCkn2ihzF2pWsLQk8KPRUj9n2hsg9gLn6Mija.JPG) ![Cardinal6A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23vhwaPPBUWQTioQ4D2nxgw7Sogu3J65MqPCKX7wkymfrDqbL5zNy1mtUftyDE2LMGLru.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal7.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uFPUFhBCqH5uamaGBCti64d8LeGjSsGghr3yNspz2MhjenKKL28y7hrgzRBa8WqfwZC.JPG) ![Cardinal7A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tvcWgi5bvMVzMbtt2Pgf7zapczKfPA1Je45gyEaLzZdsTFJ2HrqjfGnMiEV6cU3x172.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal8.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23u5zy4WVaBXP45rSS2yebdwToKTcUnd7WxJiPkcQRxnUJmKcm6gWutbnMVGG4hR5Am4n.JPG) ![Cardinal8A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tmFiPA9Bnqdo3DsGdZi9nN4C8gNUqMzEBgRkRP9wvLCxYL8KrycGgGcJrJHG4qHrLMS.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal10.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tveDxAbFXskPHqQh2ceezFJqHqNEqubAg531Hfihq5SPjYkNeb1EK3r8tqpmt9uo4CW.JPG) ![Cardinal10A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tSUXGd5Z3icuFFauJAjPLLX6S5iU9M3KZgQx82Ksp3hniQGH7m9W8JiZDAUHc12JDEV.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal17.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23xATKGwY857aNENT5dPpwSE4xLJC3oo3qNy74SJhMFT1i3YGQW8ZLNTc1rzvyFJjhF2q.JPG) ![Cardinal17A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23x172DHUGa4DRuth3d1e5UkzYx1ckZkyi6PhSFhdvzBFgTyrGFKuXxznRmQ2DdwdJxpg.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal18.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uFRQZ7VJsfr7UC9V66DbijMJjpN3Bc52M7vzg2FGqcSbWf8NyFUdGbq8M7bjJsPGBjK.JPG) ![Cardinal18A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23u5zYxjzMEKeN4igeyQYe8wtvEztf3vkn4nHCSzjSuktnY74XL9UnVewf5rZ9JFssbRF.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;It's true. The greater the contrast, the better the color edits work. I chose not to use it for the rest of the pictures in this post. These next two images are a rare time where I managed to capture the male and female cardinal together. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal3.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23xARYXsyFTngNzsD4zZcHybtCRZAtA4Ur6WcwptxH3opuYZvdMUYKPrDRXKQLn38E65W.JPG) ![Cardinal4.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23wC5hbNsabKT3VA2Qdy5cFQP1sEaUTmv45CMSyFKVa3Nx9pg9nH8688mmXvEU5t6J1bf.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;When you spend as much time filming birds as I do, every once in a while you capture something on camera that is truly amazing. Many things have to come together for this to happen. It's not just about being in the right place at the right time. It's also having the camera pointed in the right spot with the proper focus. Most of the amazing footage I have is blurry and out of focus. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fortunately, this time was different. I happened to get a couple of good shots of a female cardinal in mid flight. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Cardinal11.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23xVK5TdeASPcpPLwyELEDSGWSAVqzQEvpdahuJeJufwGmLHnfcypR4TApQPFJMGTNeFH.JPG) ![Cardinal15.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23xAXWCstzga4dmuxFoDYrpm16rmL5X93Z3ApbHPWNFXfgHRs23MbNCHiZYmPECbtQo3n.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Those might be my top two bird pictures. I have similar shots of a monarch butterfly which were posted previously. That's all I have for cardinals this time around. Now to finish this post with some bonus birds! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;First up is the bird, whose return, signifies the arrival of spring more than any other around here...the red-winged blackbird. The bright red and yellow feathers on their wings make me think of the tropics. Apparently I lied when I said I wasn't going to use color editing for the rest of this post. I did use it on one of the blackbird pictures. I liked the results, so I kept it in. Judge for yourself. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Red-winged Blackbird2.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23tmFr5QU7wmUwtp6r7kY4ArA3jtD8UqMkK3nDh5rtUyrfzxiaBYZPGDchjfvjUVLzarW.JPG) ![Red-winged Blackbird3.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uQnVo2qxEcHhi3uybGe21SG99vv3trpZnS4JiAGEV2HbEMLBet4STZgPAP9fZq9enGw.JPG) ![Red-winged Blackbird3A.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uFPDKsk4YFDgh6p73YFiMtERVCeXPGTYQMQuLq6UuF1DHyaN4xdF6vYr26fnvKVSW38.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Up next, is a small bird I've posted about before. It grew to become on of my favorite birds over the winter. They are near the top when it comes to cuteness. I'm talking about the downy woodpecker. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![Downy3.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/243WRjdtwTnoMXFjnBYDCP6EooyTFtc7hJ92twZXdZi2d6y8eLBecSA7MbkJUN3RiGHA7.JPG) ![Downy4.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/242hS3ybzW15QWZkqiWiBHjWkq2WxZKaQkReKvWG1ppWzQfDdQAgDh2RVLz7wo86FgXrE.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Next is a bird I haven't posted about before. I'm not entirely sure exactly what it is. I know it's a sparrow. There's so many different types of sparrows. I think this one is a fox sparrow, but don't quote me on that. Fox sparrows are one of the largest of the sparrows. And this one was quite, uh, plump. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ![FoxSparrow1.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23u61BWq42x7Z6pck514hNBpBy3NDzayqyuyERy43xfJjEiaKkYo23XUhXgxbawUu77i2.JPG) ![FoxSparrow2.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/omra-sky/23uFPqt5KUJuBpuz7eo2GuvfckiBcMBJYFfsyWeZnGSYgC8onGZV22Gz8Upxr2a6RYByN.JPG) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Finally, these two love birds kept me company all throughout the winter along with the downy couple. The mourning doves must have a nest right by my back porch because they are always right by the door. Usually, I don't even notice them until they fly away, giving me a little bit of a scare. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mourning doves are best known for their distinctive, mournful call. They are also known for the whistling sound their feathers make while taking off. 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Olive-backed Sunbird - Nectarinia jugularis #041822 female ![DSC_0127.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23uQpVY4Vdz6sBZc2Mu1TQRS7C9tBV5sQ6bU7MfRcJA6rM7drFdmATaLYDfWfAkWR9xoX.jpg) Camera Info Device: Nikon D7100 Lens: VR 150-600mm f/5-6.3G Focal Length: 420mm Focus Mode: AF-C AF-Area Mode: Single VR: ON AF Fine Tune: OFF Exposure Aperture: f/6.3 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Exposure Mode: Manual Exposure Comp.: 0EV Exposure Tuning: Metering: Spot ISO Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 125) ![DSC_0195.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23xenRaVmREZ7kANg81yeRhw4j2VSy5bPGsPd8GH1Rpr91Fk7PWQPPh8tcktmvYevsA3m.jpg) ![DSC_0104.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23uQpMtYwjog7Qa6C5jsBLbMhD5zAbyjxLYWpFYu44mSUzmkzvjVGk7g9ExqwMaHZYaMb.jpg) ![DSC_0107a.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23vsLKBVyLr9MD51ibXfRw79F8csr3oP6KeUGArYXKr7bjbt2JE9hRxeryUTtuyHoj6Q8.jpg) ![DSC_0142.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23uQnVtpx6uCxtuRk5at1WFaVZDZidGhcH3GC7fx2s2Ssjdk5PkH4CUDJrUtioZPKHWMz.jpg) adult male ![DSC_0053.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23vi4F3fMALFQes3upid41vWD3k6Buy5yS7CJ4KuVMGJbCZ8QjzHyP2U849qsuKC3nzba.jpg) ![DSC_0062.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23wX5EUp7BnEhdse28BhypMkP9iABW8JTfTHNUh1vbW8LsKsjmAgBm49dHRSKWRC5wUiD.jpg) young male ![DSC_0077.jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/digitalis/23wMcp8t6rfbHKH4pkWEare4hJ94Gz4DUSnd7F1AdeLs6Vi9NvYX2ahjTRD1QzTQuPGY7.jpg) birds @digitalis

eurasian treecreeper One of my favorite little birds is the eurasiantree creeper it is so funny when it runs up and down the tree barks and because of it camouflage color it is often difficult to spot. Every time when I see it I am very happy. The easiest way of finding it is knowing that the bird species lives in the specific forest and keep on concentrating on movement that you see on barks of trees, especially conifers. The Eurasian tree creeper typically seeks invertebrate food on tree trunks, starting near the tree base and working its way up using its stiff tail feathers for support. So if you see a bird moving upwards on the bark of a conifer it might be the Eurasian treecreeper looking for some insects and spiders to eat there. If you happen to find it from the side view it is easier to recognize since it has a white bottom. The top feathers of the bird give it a very good camouflage and if you only see the back of it it is very difficult to find. In the forest it was a bit dark and that's why I had to shoot some pictures with high ISO but eventhough the light was not perfect I am pretty happy with these pictures. ![DSC_7853.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/florian-glechner/241tUybrDWcCYTRucwdCREky4CUb2qL5aBfvh51AC1cD2rwUn78fapvNCsFj7vQWeKck7.JPG) *Eurasian Treecreeper. Picture: Florian Glechner.* Camera used | Nikon D500 ------------ | ------------- Lens used | Sigma 150-600 mm lens Filter used | none Exposure Time | 1/1000 Seconds Aperture used | F6.3 Focal Length | 600 mm Time | 11:50 am ISO | 4000 I am so happy that now in spring there are more and more species visible here in Austria, Winter has only a few interesting birds and in spring it is also a lot more comfortable if you don't always need a warm coat to go for a photography trip. At the moment I am preparing myself for a photography trip to a new spot before I visit my father and my sisters for easter today afternoon. ![DSC_7854.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/florian-glechner/242ryXEwq7bjGEYa1TCtKC8QapBCR1BsV1GDqK3gD9iuLrkSWESnmSKdZkENuMvEHkj2m.JPG) *Eurasian Treecreeper. Picture: Florian Glechner.* Camera used | Nikon D500 ------------ | ------------- Lens used | Sigma 150-600 mm lens Filter used | none Exposure Time | 1/2000 Seconds Aperture used | F6.3 Focal Length | 600 mm Time | 11:50 am ISO | 4000 ![DSC_7863.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/florian-glechner/23ywgMvjccnrTyAMi1kP2sv1bRTUCR2L3pU8ghW7JwYw7rP5EcAbixR1hKtybTpj7Y4HW.JPG) *Eurasian Treecreeper. Picture: Florian Glechner.* Camera used | Nikon D500 ------------ | ------------- Lens used | Sigma 150-600 mm lens Filter used | none Exposure Time | 1/1000 Seconds Aperture used | F6.3 Focal Length | 600 mm Time | 11:50 am ISO | 4000 ![DSC_7861.JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/florian-glechner/2423oYHRHohdpLQsSnfg3WFsT2nvpPnrQ4mP93BS4yBG8B46dFVVMPnh1prrhj3hzJe2K.JPG) *Eurasian Treecreeper. Picture: Florian Glechner.* Camera used | Nikon D500 ------------ | ------------- Lens used | Sigma 150-600 mm lens Filter used | none Exposure Time | 1/1000 Seconds Aperture used | F6.3 Focal Length | 600 mm Time | 11:50 am ISO | 4000 birds @florianglechner