Applecider, I wish the cats were the enemy of the native birds... The reality is that the rats and the Avian Malaria are killing the native birds here! All the introduced species are resistant to the Malaria, so they act as a reservoirs (virus is there) and the mosquitoes (vectors) are transferring this to the native birds (and they have no resistance but some obviously are developing such a resistance, like the Amakihi)... Rats are climbing the trees and attack the nests... I haven't seen cats in the higher mountain forest where the native birds have their last sanctuary (mosquitoes are not present there... usually...) but the rats are there - in numbers!!! I attache a picture (unfortunately had to crop to extend that the nest is out of the frame - just to squeeze it in the Forum, and actually the rats are 3!) of rats standing right under a nest and they DID come from that nest (me, the fool, was expecting to capture a photo of birds there!)!!!ISv saw your post of the feral cat on Ohau. On Maui on the northeast part of the isthmus between east and west Maui there is a public park maybe a mile or so from Kahului airport Kanaha beach park where the feral cats reign supreme. At mid day there were at least three hundred visible from a parking lot. I got there because it backs up to a conservation area that I hoped had birds, It was impassable.
One lady brought a twenty pound bag of dry food and was popular for about fifteen minutes.
Be a great place to safari cats of the escaped domestic variety, it is not a high rent park though. Poor native Hawaiian birds don’t stand a chance.
Oh wow, that's an amazing set of pictures!Post your Bird Portraits here
Parrots, Birds of Prey, Herons and all the others ... Just post your portraits here
The main idea of this topic is that the bird is clearly the main part component of the picture and that it is not a bird in flight or small bird on large tree or group shot ...
I will start with some of mine to start the whole
Have fun everyone and I hope to see many amazing shots soon:
American Bald Eagle von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
A colorful friend von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
American Bald Eagle 2 von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
Portrait of a Grey Heron in Regent's Park London von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
Vulture Portait von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
I've thought of doing that but it would be humbling/embarrassing to see my early contributions ... not claiming more recent ones are that much better.These were posted over 7 years ago. You will have a lot of fun catching up on the next 892 pages - enjoy them!
Yeah, Click is cheering everybody (thanks Click!)... and time to time posting picture...I've thought of doing that but it would be humbling/embarrassing to see my early contributions ... not claiming more recent ones are that much better.
Seriously, assuming there has been improvement sometimes it's good to reflect on how one has been able to move in the right direction. Once I received a complement from jrista, suggesting my compositions had greatly improved and it really spurred me on to trying to improve even more. And of course we all have click cheering us on!
They do appear to be captive, and that is confirmed on the FlickR page, but the heron in Regents Park may be wild. But, they started off a great thread, the best on CR, along with BIF. Captive bird shots are disapproved of by many, but if someone takes a good shot, why not post it here if it's a good one.Captive birds in OP?