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Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds in color and Mono

Birds are hunted for sport and for eating. While my opinion is exceptionally one-sided, I do not condone the killing of birds for sport. I know that it is necessary to thin species out like big wild game such as deer and elk, but I don’t see the point of it unless it is to put food on the table. Many of our favorite edibles are farm raised. For many years, these birds have been kept in small quarters and not allowed to graze and be happy birds. In the last few decades, awareness has shown new trends of “grass fed”, “organic fed” “no hormones or antibiotics” and “happy free range” which indicates these birds have a happy life while they are here. It keeps them from being stressed out and makes our food a lot tastier.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Hunted or Consumed by Humans

Birds are hunted for sport and for eating. While my opinion is exceptionally one-sided, I do not condone the killing of birds for sport. I know that it is necessary to thin species out like big wild game such as deer and elk, but I don’t see the point of it unless it is to put food on the table. Many of our favorite edibles are farm raised. For many years, these birds have been kept in small quarters and not allowed to graze and be happy birds. In the last few decades, awareness has shown new trends of “grass fed”, “organic fed” “no hormones or antibiotics” and “happy free range” which indicates these birds have a happy life while they are here. It keeps them from being stressed out and makes our food a lot tastier.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Long legged Birds

Limpkin with a snail in the beak.

Long-legged birds tend to have a pronounced strut when they walk. Long legs are something I know nothing about since I’m only 5′ 1″ tall. I related much better to the short-legged bird challenge.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Shorebirds

Shorebirds can be found anywhere there is a water hole. You don’t have to live at the beach or on a lake to see shorebirds. These will include gulls, terns, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and many more.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Black Feathers

I understand Halloween is celebrated with vigor in America and not so much in other countries. With that said, Halloween signifies the creepy and scary. Black cats, black birds…black everything!

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – In Your Yard or Garden

Swallow-tailed Kite flying low above our front yard.

All of us are going to have a different variety for this week so I can’t wait to see what everyone else is seeing from their window, front porch, back patio area or wherever you enjoy the likes of our feathered friends near and around your home.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Owls

Barred Owl perched in a tree at Reddie Point Park in Jacksonville, Florida.

Owls are nocturnal meaning they are mostly active at night. There are two species that are truly diurnal (meaning they are active both day and night). They are the Northern Hawk Owl and the Northern Pygmy Owl.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds Starting with an “A”

Week #18 challenge is Birds starting with the letter “A”. The letter “A” needs to be at the beginning of one or more of the name. For example, Some of my favorite shots are going to be shared in this post. A few have made appearances before and some are new to my blog world. Anna’s Hummingbird, Smooth-billed Ani or American Goldfinch.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Macro/Close-Ups

Macro photography is close-up photography of small subjects. Mostly bugs and flowers get the spotlight, but today we are doing it on Bird Weekly. Macro is an extreme close-up, but for this post, any close-up will do. I know many of you don’t have a macro lens and that is okay.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Short Legged Birds

Male Common Yellowthroat flitting around the brush.

Welcome to Week #16 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #16 challenge is Short Legged Birds Upcoming challenges can be found on my Bird Weekly Challenge Page. The feature image is a photo of a male Common Yellowthroat. Okay, so I came up… Continue Reading “Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Short Legged Birds”

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