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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

Fan-tailed warbler (Cisticola juncidis), s'Albufera Natural Park, Mallorca, December 2017. Taken with my Nikon D5300 and 70-300mm AF-S at 300mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/1600s. This photo was taken on ...

posted 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

Rules that are always applicable are as follows: One photo per answer, and no more than 5 answers per user per contest. Post only photos taken by yourself/person with you. All entries should incl...

11 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

Black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Salinas de San Pedro, Murcia, December 2016. Taken with my Nikon D40 and 70-300mm AF-S at 300mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/320s.

posted 4y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

A visit from a baby Cisticola juncidis during this quarantine. I have found it in my backyard. My dog, Buddy (a lab), was looking at it with curiosity. Fortunately, Buddy is super friendly...

posted 4y ago by goncaloperes‭  ·  edited 4y ago by goncaloperes‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

In the spring of 2018 I was surprised to see a nest in the joint of a support beam on my back porch. I come and go through that door every day; I would have figured it would be too high-traffic. ...

posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

A young Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) in my garden on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, summer of 2019. I've never seen an adult come this close to a human (about 2 meters). It's stil...

posted 4y ago by pekka‭  ·  edited 4y ago by pekka‭

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Photo Contest 2021 - January - Snow

This was taken in the foothills of Ben Armine, Sutherland, Scotland, January 2019. I drove through torrential rain to get there, but in the highlands it was all snow.

posted 3y ago by Pastychomper‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

As I sat, eating my lunch, on a park bench in downtown Washington, DC, USA, a European starling came over and gave me a look that said "Hand it over, bub!" January 2019.

posted 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

Flamingo in a pond in Salzburg, Austria, January 2009.

posted 4y ago by G.B‭

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Photo Contest 2021 - January - Snow

January, 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The canals were frozen, and so was I.

posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 3y ago by fedorqui‭

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Meta What is our position on picture identification with no research?

I don't think "where was this picture taken?" questions are generally helpful to the community.[1] There are places out there that do "view from my window" type contests where players use informat...

posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Welcome to Outdoors on Codidact!

Welcome to the Codidact home for the Outdoors community. Please use it, report problems and make requests on Meta, and collect your thoughts about what we need to support this community. If you a...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What makes pants "tactical"?

Marketing departments. No, seriously. There's no standard for what constitutes "tactical" - they all tend to be broadly the same kind of thing (heavy duty, designed for outdoors wear, cargo pockets...

posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Planted cherry tomatoes too close together; can I still recover?

I saw the advice here to kill the smaller plant, and elsewhere I saw the suggestion that I could transplant if I were careful. I decided to try that three days after posting this question. They b...

posted 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A What causes these big gathering of ants on a sidewalk?

These look like the pavement ant (Tetramorium caespitum)—also known as the sugar ant in parts of North America The are very common in the US, and the photo indicates the are probably having an ant...

posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  edited 4y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Meta Are gardening questions on-topic?

Are questions about gardening on-topic on this site? It's "outdoors", but not the kinds of outdoor activity that most questions seem to be about. I know that over on SE there's another site for g...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Jig Radio, Wiesbaden?

I think the image was taken from the Hohe Wurzel mountain (or one of the hills around it) looking over Wiesbaden. If one zooms in, such a viewpoint matches nicely the island in the river Rhine in ...

posted 2y ago by samcarter‭  ·  edited 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

A pair of ducks enjoying their expanded pond after a rain, in Sligo Creek Park, Silver Spring, MD, USA, in April 2020.

posted 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Gear Recommendations Durable backpack that won't rip if carried on one shoulder

I'm looking for a backpack that I can use to schlepp all my stuff around while hiking and taking buses around the country (and possibly out of it). Every backpack I've used so far has eventually r...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - June - Flowers

I found this beautiful Round Lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana) in the wild in Groton Massachusetts on 23 April 2020. The flower almost seemed to glow against the leaf litter of the forest floor.

posted 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Photo Contest 2020 - May - Birds

A pair of rainbow lorikeets at a quiet coastal hamlet in eastern New South Wales, Australia, that goes by the slightly improbable name of Copacabana. (2012)

posted 4y ago by xtal‭

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Q&A How do I safely ride my road bike in the winter?

It's November, and in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is fast approaching - and with it, the rain. As a cyclist, I do occasionally enjoy taking my road bike out on the roads and just pedaling, wit...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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Q&A Where do bald eagles go at night if not in their own nests?

I've recently learned of a local eagle cam and have been enjoying watching a pair of bald eagles and their three chicks. While I don't have access to many days of video to check (the site buffers ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Pastychomper‭

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Q&A Why do I see rodents out in a gale?

I live in a rural area around 59° north. When driving around I often see rodents darting across the roads during high winds (20-50mph), but very rarely see them when the weather is calm. Rain doesn...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Pastychomper‭

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Q&A How do you train a barn sour horse?

Sometimes a horse will become what is known as barn sour where all they want to do is hang around the stable/corrals and not go on rides. While on rides, they will keep trying to turn back and once...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pastychomper‭

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