Australasian Darter drying its wings. They have to dry off their wings before flight as their feathers are not truly waterproof. Here you can see newly-forming flight feathers - how do they fly with that such a small area of flight feathers?
This Hermit Thrush appreciated it the new ground cover in our yard.
3 24an hour ago
After almost 6 years of birding I've never been to a festival. Can you believe it? Excited to be going to my first birding festival!!! I just registered for the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival in WA. Here's one I photographed at George C. Reifel Wildlife Sanctuary in B. C in 2014. I love that you can hand feed them at there. Reifel is an incredible birding destination that allows you to get up close and personal to a lot of birds. They’ve become used to all the prople☺️. Sandhill Cranes are about the same size as a Great Blue Heron but considerably bulkier.
1 15an hour ago
Merlin... showing off that polka dot jacket liner. #merlin
A portrait of a female Great curassow. They are large pheasant-like birds that spend much of their time on the ground foraging for food. This individual is a barred morph and lacks the solid brown body of other female Great curassows.