Blossoms and Birds

Ask Away!    Submit   Elora. 21. I'm currently working for a BA in Art History and Classics (they'll show up occasionally). But I adore birds. Always have. They are incredibly amazing balls of fluff and feathers. 90% of what I post here is in appreciation for those creatures which have inspired and awed me.

Almost all of the images posted here are not mine. Those that are will be marked either in the tags or the description. If an image is yours and not marked as such, send me a message and I will correct the source or take it down. I'm seriously considering going to grad school for Library Science and Digital Humanities, so I take that shit very seriously.

Feel free to ask me just about anything! I've never pretended to know anything scientific about birds and I sadly do not have a pet bird, so I can't say I know much about that either. But I do know plenty of blogs that could help you with those types of questions. However, I can field some questions about identification and birding basics.

brazilwonders:

Uirapuru-verdadeiro (Cyphorhinus aradus)

brazilwonders:

Uirapuru-verdadeiro (Cyphorhinus aradus)

(via impenguin2)

— 1 day ago with 37 notes
#musician wren  #bird  #nature  #wildlife 
funnywildlife:

ADS_83 by dickysingh on Flickr.
Dusky Eagle-owl (Bubo coromandus) sitting in the open on perch in Ranthambore national park in India with feathers all ruffled up

funnywildlife:

ADS_83 by dickysingh on Flickr.

Dusky Eagle-owl (Bubo coromandus) sitting in the open on perch in Ranthambore national park in India with feathers all ruffled up

— 1 day ago with 119 notes
#eagle owl  #fluffawuff  #bird  #owl  #nature  #wildlife 
mokacahuete:

Original file ‎(1,500 × 1,125).
Grand Corbeau - Common raven, Northern raven - Cuervo común - Kolkrabe - (Corvus corax). at Bryce Canyon National Park
(C’est le plus grand oiseau dans l’ordre des Passeriformes après le Corbeau corbivau.)
Author National Park Service
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mokacahuete:

Original file(1,500 × 1,125).

Grand Corbeau - Common raven, Northern raven - Cuervo común - Kolkrabe - (Corvus corax). at Bryce Canyon National Park

(C’est le plus grand oiseau dans l’ordre des Passeriformes après le Corbeau corbivau.)

Author National Park Service

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-USGov-NPS/en

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(Source: Wikipedia)

— 1 day ago with 12 notes
#common raven  #beautiful  #bird  #raven  #nature  #wildlife 

janoskifags:

basedgosh:

im 5 years old i dont care i laughed at this bird
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(Source: canadad, via crotchetybushtit)

— 2 days ago with 312686 notes
#seriously some great tits  #tit  #tits  #birds  #lolz  #great tit 

otterpillow:

Common yellowthroat in Bryant Park:

Generally these little warblers are skittish, but I had been sitting still watching some house sparrows when this female came out in the open a bit, catching insects as well as trying (unsuccessfully) to eat part of a cherry tomato in the cracks between the bricks.

(via dendroica)

— 3 days ago with 94 notes
#common yellowthroat  #bird  #warbler  #nature  #wildlife 

instagram:

Staring Into the Eyes of a Hawk with @floatingfeather

To see more fiercely beautiful raptors, follow @floatingfeather on Instagram.

“You can disappear into the fire and magic of the eyes of a hawk,” says Mike Shaw of HawkWatch International (@floatingfeather). He would know: The non-profit organization leads regular wildlife trips in Nevada, where visitors can come face-to-face with apex predators. Recently, Mike took a high school class to a hawk migration site located on a steep, windswept bridge. “The students got to the top, some close to tears, and immediately wanted to go home—until hawks started zipping past their heads,” he says. “Suddenly, they never wanted to leave.”

HawkWatch’s Instagram features piercing, up-close-and-personal photos of hawks and other birds of prey, with one goal in mind: inspiration. “It would be great if a picture prompts someone to turn their eyes to the sky for a couple of minutes a day, to put up a nest box, to volunteer somewhere,” he says. “Or to just realize how fiercely beautiful raptors are.”

— 4 days ago with 3844 notes
#hawks  #birds  #birds of prey  #owls  #great horned owl  #nature  #wildlife