Featuring Member’s Bird Pictures

GBP Notes 1/5/21.

Good Morning GreatBirdPics Members!

Birding Buddy postalwarbler lent me his autographed copy of  Helen Macdonald’s award-winning book Vesper Flights (Grove Press, 2020).  As I was reading it last night I came across this passage which beautifully captures birders’ moment of gestalt when they use all parts of their brain to recognize a bird: “For there’s an immense intellectual pleasure involved in making identification, and each time you learn to recognize a new species of animal or plant, the natural world becomes a more complicated and remarkable place, pulling intricate variety out of a background blur of nameless grey and green” (page 21).

I’ll bet each of our members below had similar feelings when they got each of these shots:

Will139 is back with more Sandhill Crane pictures.  There is something very awe inspiring when watching these beauties taking off.

Here’s jtboland’s shot – he’s back with a beautiful shot of a European Goldfinch, found here in Chicagoland!

DRSEMCD, our resident Avian Vet is back.  Or is he?  This one of a couple of his patients out in California.  A Rainbow and Blue-mountain Lorikeet were together.  He was visiting a domestic Lorikeet breeder.  We’d love to hear more about that DRSEMCD!

Finally Birding Buddy postalwarbler was recently in Mexico and got this beautiful composition of a Whimbrel.

Stay Safe.  Go Birding.  Take Pics.  Post Here. Repeat.


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