/r/birding

Photograph via //r/birding

Birding. bird watching. twitching. listing. Whatever you want to call it, if you are looking at or listening to birds, this is where you should be.

birding. birdwatching. twitching. listing. whatever you want to call it, if you are looking at or listening to birds you should be frequenting /r/birding.

Subreddit rules:

  1. Follow Ethical Birding Behavior. Follow ethical birding & bird photography behaviors as outlined by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society (see pinned post).

  2. No Human Contact With Birds. Exceptions for researchers who are banding birds, or licensed wildlife rehabilitators (proof must be submitted to mods through modmail before posting)

  3. Birding Content Only. No “birds aren’t real” posts, and all posts must be directly related to wild birds or the hobby of birding.

  4. No Fledgling/Injured Bird Questions. Baby birds without feathers should be returned to the nest. Young, feathered fledglings outside the nest are normal and common, and may not be able to fly well yet – they should generally be left alone. If you believe the bird is injured or needs human intervention, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator (http://ahnow.org/). If you are unable to contact a wildlife rehabilitator, please go to r/WildlifeRehab for further advice.

  5. Original Content Only. Any photos must have been taken by the person posting them. Articles can be posted for discussion, however the poster must also comment with their perspective on the article.

  6. Add Context to Photos. Your post should include the common name of the bird, the location, and date – either in the title or a comment. We love seeing interesting facts or observations too!

  7. No Self-promotion or Advertising. Artwork of wild birds is allowed. Watermarks are allowed. One link in a comment to your social media page is allowed. No links to sales sites. Make sure your contributions are about birding and engaging with this community, not promoting yourself. Links to articles should also include some discussion about the article.

  8. Be Civil. No personal attacks or insults. No hatred, bigotry, racism, or other uncivil behavior.

/r/birding

508,845 Subscribers

2

Blue Jay

I’ve been photographing birds for about a month now. I’m excited bexause I feel like the practice is starting to pay off.

Shot with Sony a6000 w/ Sigma 100-400mm

0 Comments
2024/06/12
16:08 UTC

3

"I'm on it!"

0 Comments
2024/06/12
15:49 UTC

4

He left a little surprise gift on the ceiling

0 Comments
2024/06/12
15:23 UTC

2

Brown thrasher? Maryland, USA

This dude hopped around the yard for a few minutes. Im thinking brown thrasher but merlin says theyre pretty uncommon here (if you know why i’m curious to know) so i wanted to verify. Juvenile squirrel for size reference lol.

0 Comments
2024/06/12
15:13 UTC

3

anybody know what bird this is? found on the wall of a cafe in eastern coastal florida

7 Comments
2024/06/12
14:41 UTC

3

Who is this? Never seen it before. Southeastern Pennsylvania.

1 Comment
2024/06/12
14:14 UTC

1

Odd bluebird behavior in my backyard

Hey guys. So, we have a lot of Eastern Bluebirds here in Virginia. We have a family unit that successfully used one of our nest boxes recently. Male, female and three juveniles now flying around.

The mother is still feeding the juveniles on a daily basis as they follow her around, but the male has had some odd behavior that I've been seeing lately, and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this as well.

Several times, I've seen the malt fly to his juvenile offspring and then land on top of them, standing on their back and seemingly in an attempt to tell them to get out of here. Is this him trying to get them to go off on their own? I wouldn't think so, because they're not even eating from the mealworm feeder on their own yet, but I swear it's as if he's trying to drive them off or something. His own kids! What's the deal?

1 Comment
2024/06/12
14:13 UTC

4

Just a couple of peafowl taking in the rain.

Everyone admires the peacock and its fanned out feathers but there is something beautiful even in these peahen with their earthy tones.

0 Comments
2024/06/12
13:59 UTC

0

Identification request: list where you saw the bird as specifically as possible and what season.

There are way too many birds out there to make an accurate stab at bird types or to be able to research them without knowing where the bird is located. While you are at it, list details you saw about the bird that are not evident in the picture.

0 Comments
2024/06/12
13:38 UTC

1

What bird is this?

Just a closer photo of my other post. Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/06/12
13:00 UTC

10

Spotted this the other day

Very beautiful raptor, but it was stressing out the native birds as you can see the attacks. Can anyone identify both birds and why is one attacking the bigger one?

1 Comment
2024/06/12
12:59 UTC

1

Hummingbirds

Hello all, I have two hummingbird feeders up along with many of my other bird feeders. Both hummer feeders are well away from the other feeders hanging maybe 20 feet away from each other if that. But they will only drink out of the one feeder. They were both cleaned and filled at the same time with the same nectar and they refuse to drink out of it. They just go back to the empty one. I even switched their spots on the crazy off chance they didn't realize there were two but now they still go over to the empty one. Any ideas on why this is?

6 Comments
2024/06/12
12:55 UTC

1

Bluebirds reuse nest few weeks later?

So I've got a hanging decorative birdhouse a family member gave me, had a mix of wrens and bluebirds using it over the last few years.

I usually empty the old nest out 1x per year in the late winter when stuff starts melting, I noticed this spring though that I have a second bluebird family trying to move in.

They're scoping it out.

Is it the same bluebirds that used it a month ago?

Already had a pair lays eggs and evacuate after they hatched and it's been empty for a few weeks.

Is this the same pair or a new one? Will they use it with a nest already inside?

0 Comments
2024/06/12
12:50 UTC

19

What's the bird that eludes you?

When I use Merlin, despite if it 'claims hearing a bird', I listen afterwards and only claim it without shadow of a doubt, I agree with it.

That being said, Merlin in the last month has claimed the Veery 10~15 times, and I can't comfortably agree with the audio caught (maybe too far or quiet), so it's my elusive bird. I JUST WANT MY VEERY.

69 Comments
2024/06/12
12:21 UTC

23

Tree swallow trying to stay dapper in the drizzle. Western NY

0 Comments
2024/06/12
12:17 UTC

18

Calculating bird poop

3 Comments
2024/06/12
11:33 UTC

186

A smart look

3 Comments
2024/06/12
11:27 UTC

Back To Top