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Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Observer

ungerlord

Date

May 15, 2021 11:29 AM PDT

Description

The photo is of a Violet-green Swallow in a nest box with 5 Western Bluebird nestlings. The Violet-green Swallows have returned after migrating and are looking for cavities to nest in. The swallows won't harm the nestlings, and there are reports of swallows actually assisting in feeding the nestlings.

Violet-green Swallows and Ash-throated Flycatchers are the late nesters and often have to use whatever cavities are available. I've been finding both Tree and Violet-green Swallow nest starts in boxes from which other species have fledged and before I had a chance to clean the used nest out.

This is another example of the competition among birds that occurs for cavities to nest in. I added another nest box nearby in hopes that the swallows will use it.

Here's the swallow observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/79034267


📸: By Lee Pauser

This observation was part of a nest box trail done in conjunction with the California Bluebird Recovery Program (CBRP), which runs the Cavity Nesters Recovery Program (CNRP). CNRP involves many volunteers across California who establish and monitor nest box trails for cavity-nesting birds. During the breeding season, these boxes are checked weekly for parasitism, predation, number of eggs, nestlings, and number of young fledged. Then at the end of the nesting season, volunteers submit their results to CBRP. We compile these results and submit them to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch program and other interested organizations.

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Setophaga Warblers (Genus Setophaga)

Observer

neesy

Date

March 2021

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus)

Observer

diegocarau

Date

May 25, 2014

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What

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

March 23, 2021 07:38 AM PDT

Description

good luck spotting him

Birds

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What

Birds (Class Aves)

Observer

aleetavp

Date

September 2, 2020 11:26 PM PDT

Description

Call is a shriek, repeated over and over. I think that most likely it is a barn owl.

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What

Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Observer

dylancreatures

Date

January 9, 2021 02:14 PM EST

Description

I was taking photos and scared it. It ran into to me and bit me on the nipple and wouldn’t let go. Here’s the news article https://www.the-sun.com/news/2169452/snorkeler-attacked-nurse-shark-nipple/

Big shoutout to Rich, Chris, and Billy at Caloosa Marina for getting it off of me.

Hurt a lot.

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Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

Observer

amin_ghaffari

Date

July 12, 2019 03:21 PM +0430

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What

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Observer

sam727

Date

March 10, 2021 07:27 AM CST

Description

Don’t you just love beautiful pictures that take your breath away in awe of how a photographer was able to capture such a gorgeous and unbelievable photograph?

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What

Brant (Branta bernicla)

Observer

amarzee

Date

January 27, 2021 10:08 AM KST

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What

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Observer

matthewt6416

Date

March 13, 2021 11:35 AM CST

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What

Eastern Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus ssp. zibethicus)

Observer

dongminsung

Date

April 17, 2017 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Confirm?

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No photos or sounds

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

December 28, 2020 09:00 AM PST

Description

it was dropped in the water here

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What

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Observer

masonmaron

Date

August 29, 2020 08:16 AM PDT

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What

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

Observer

masonmaron

Date

April 7, 2020 09:22 AM PDT

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What

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Observer

tikaani

Date

May 23, 2014

Description

Griz on the Oxbow Trail

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What

South Island Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

October 2015

Place

Rodney, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a tricky one, maybe some sort of Rail?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

the_rainbow_bee

Date

May 26, 2014 05:45 AM PDT

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What

White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)

Observer

davewendelken

Date

June 26, 2014 03:32 PM EDT

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What

Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)

Observer

kempo63

Date

December 8, 2018

Tags

bat

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What

Red-breasted × Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber × nuchalis)

Observer

nevusmom

Date

December 7, 2018

Description

It has no business being here in NE Oklahoma. This is not a Red-headed Woodpecker. Absolutely not. Hubby trying to get a better photo.

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What

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Observer

hallm

Date

April 8, 2015 10:50 AM EDT

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What

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Observer

dannygoodding

Date

August 11, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

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What

American Titan (Macrocybe titans)

Observer

igerboski

Date

May 13, 2018 04:05 PM CDT

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Observer

hokoonwong

Date

May 10, 2018 08:30 PM HKT

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What

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

May 13, 2018 08:59 AM PDT

Description

This is probably one of the weirdest things I've seen a raptor carrying. I haven't ever heard of red-tailed hawks catching and eating birds, and yet here is one carrying a flicker.

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What

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Observer

bottine

Date

April 20, 2018 05:47 PM SAST

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What

Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus)

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 14, 2018 02:33 PM PDT

Description

This duck doesn't look like any I know...

Tags

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What

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

Date

February 8, 2018 05:37 PM CST

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What

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Observer

andrewcore

Date

March 8, 2018 09:43 AM MST

Description

megararity found yesterday by Matt Brown & Tom Wood; 1st county record

Photos / Sounds

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

February 3, 2018 01:55 PM PST

Description

about an inch long

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What

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

January 1, 2018 03:43 PM PST

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What

Sahara Sand Viper (Cerastes vipera)

Observer

abdellahbouazza

Date

May 30, 2017 11:57 AM BST

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What

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Observer

scottking

Date

February 14, 2018 01:55 PM CST

Description

Woodpecker feather?
Spring Creek
Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

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What

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Observer

blkillin

Date

July 2013

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Observer

vireolanius

Date

January 31, 2018 05:06 PM -05

Description

blackmetal

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What

Cloudy Snail-eating Snake (Sibon nebulatus)

Observer

andriusp

Date

January 26, 2017 11:40 PM CST

Description

Snake dinner to go or a sneaky snail escape?

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What

Ngami Owlet (Glaucidium capense ssp. ngamiense)

Date

January 3, 2018 02:07 PM SAST

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White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)

Observer

argyl

Date

December 21, 2017 03:07 PM HST

Description

I saw this guy plunge directly into the water. Then he couldn't get aloft again. The sequence of photos show what happened next.

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What

Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens)

Observer

apdp

Date

October 12, 2015 03:05 PM HST

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What

Forest Gecko (Mokopirirakau granulatus)

Observer

emma-and-tom

Date

November 2017

Description

Found on the predator-proof fence.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Grig (Cyphoderris monstrosa)

Observer

jherime

Date

July 23, 2016 08:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Observer

azgulo

Date

March 27, 2013 12:47 PM HST

Description

Finishing off a Coypu (Nutria).

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What

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

October 30, 2017 07:28 AM PDT

Description

Somehow, this grouse flew into our window. I have no idea why he was in our area, nor any idea why he was flying but he crashed into our window anyways. After that he took a 2 hour long nap and then strutted away into our woods. I think he will be fine.

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What

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)

Observer

leptonia

Date

October 25, 2017 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Continuing vagrant.

Photos / Sounds

What

Water Smartweed (Persicaria amphibia var. stipulacea)

Observer

alishastamand

Date

October 11, 2017 06:20 PM EDT

Description

The oval shape and the pink flowers are a key ID feature of this vegetation.

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What

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Observer

isaac_krone

Date

July 22, 2017 02:48 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

June 2017

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Grig (Cyphoderris monstrosa)

Observer

the-catfinch

Date

May 1, 2016 09:24 AM PDT

Description

GIANT!