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GBP Notes 8/11/22 – Barn in a Blind

Overcoming Fear On a recent trip to McKee March we were in search of various shorebirds that gather on the mudflats this time of year as they migrate south.  We…

GBP Notes 8/10/22 – Members’ Pics

Pretty Bird!  Pretty Bird! Take a look at some of our recently shared bird photographs: JayBlue44 found a Green Heron hanging around the neighborhood pond.  I like the wide shot…

The QSAR Lives On

Download the QSAR Document Over the past year I introduced the QSAR – Quality Self-Assessment Rubric for Bird Photographs.  Sections of the QSAR were provided each Friday over several months.  The sections…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 8/8/22

Flying Around with a Fish in its Beak We went downtown to Montrose Beach in Chicago recently to see if any interesting shorebirds were there.  Other than one or two…

GBP Notes 8/5/22 – Bird Photograph of the Week

Bird Photograph of the Week Although he is currently home after successful hip surgery, Emil Baumbach continues to find GreatBirdPics in his collection to share with us.  Enjoy his most…

GBP Notes 8/4/22

Members’ Pics Our members from near and far continue to share pics of birds of their area.  Enjoy these GreatBirdPics: WaynoBubba captured this male cardinal feeding in his backyard.  Nice…

GBP Notes 8/3/22

Birds of New Zealand Our Naturalist Rebecca Bowater continues to regale us with pictures of her homeland, New Zealand.  Sometimes I like to collect her pics and share them in…

Members’ Bird Photography Showcase 8/2/22

Pretty Bird!  Pretty Bird! I can’t believe it is August already!  Where has the summer gone?  Here are a couple of recently shared pics for us to enjoy: JayBlue44 presents…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 8/1/22

Common Sparrows To a beginning birder sparrow identification is daunting.  They all are about the same size, often live in similar habitats, and are predominantly brown.  Here are some pictures…

GBP Bird Photograph of the Week – 7/29/22

All Alone in a Big Forest Congratulations to JayBlue44 for his beautiful picture of a White-crowned Sparrow atop a mossy rock in the middle of a forest.  A wonderful composition!…

GBP Notes 7/28/22 – Woodpecker Field Marks

Identifying Downey and Hairy Woodpeckers Asteinmann recently posted a two pictures, one of a Hairy Woodpecker and one of a Downy Woodpecker, and included information on how to differentiate these…

GBP Members’ Bird Photography Showcase – 7/27/22

Pretty Bird!  Pretty Bird! Some interesting pics have come in recently.  Take a look: JayBlue44 snapped a shot of this Double-crested Cormorant spreading its wings out over the water.  Nice…
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