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Theodore Emery

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I have explored many places where Pygmy nuthatches work their way through the pines - highest mountain valleys to low coastal riparian wonderlands. They carry with them always a sense of beauty - optimism - and resilience and it is always a joy to be greeted by their cheerful popping song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #audubonsociety #ig_discover_nature #ig_discover_birdslife #nikon_photography_ #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #bird_brilliance #birding_lounge #birdsofinstagram #allmightybirds #pocket_birds #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #kings_birds #birdextremefeatures #udog_feathers #underdog_feathers #feathered_finds #thetweetsuites #sassy_birds #best_birds_of_ig #natgeoyourshot #wildlife_inspired #wildplanetphotomag

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I've often contemplated what goes on inside the mind of a hummingbird, it seems that they have their own code of ethics and ways of being apart from all others in the bird world. This Costa's hummingbird was guarding two feeders and a beautifully blooming shrub. They were most definitely the smallest hummers at the reserve but that didn't stop them from being the most badass.

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I shared many peaceful moments watching molting mountain bluebirds hunt insects close to a hiding spot in the Rockies. This little beauty nearly landed on my feet, and decided to explore before heading off to hunt with the flock. I have always wanted a mountain bluebird photo, and at first I was disappointed with the disheveled plumage, but hey we can't always look our bests, and sometimes it's better that way.

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I watched two Cooper's hawks hunt together in Rocky mountain national park the other day and was treated to one of those incredible and rare moments in photography. where the world just seems to stop and the bird's spirit shows itself to you. Fleeting and perfect. . . . #audubonsociety #ig_birdwatchers #ig_discover_nature #ig_discover_birdslife #nikon_photography_ #ornithology #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #bird_brilliance #birding_lounge #allmightybirds #pocket_birds #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #feather_features #kings_birds #birdextremefeatures #udog_feathers #underdog_feathers #ww_nature_knowlege #feathered_finds #thetweetsuites #igw_nature #sassy_birds #exclusive_wildlife #photoarena_nature #animals_in_world #global_nature_knowledge #bns_birds #nikonartists

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Wilson's warblers are gathering and moving through the early autumn aspens in high elevations. The birds have gone quite here, and require one to search for the secret places where they are fattening fast for the adventures to come. 🍋🍋🍋

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An intimate view of a mother black-chinned hummingbird sipping from the virgin river in Zion national park in Utah. She had to drink around the clock to make sure herself and her babies stayed hydrated.

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It has been an interesting summer, and I have not been able to get out as much as I originally had imagined. Big things are brewing, but for now the small things are more important. I remember the first time I ever saw a Yellow-headed blackbird. I knew they were my favorite long before that moment, but they still blow me away every time I am lucky enough to find them. Hope you all have an incredible day. . . . #audubonsociety #ig_birdwatchers #ig_discover_nature #ig_discover_birdslife #nikon_photography_ #ornithology #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #bird_brilliance #birding_lounge #birdsofinstagram #allmightybirds #pocket_birds #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #feather_features #kings_birds #birdextremefeatures #udog_feathers #underdog_feathers #ww_nature_knowlege #feathered_finds #thetweetsuites #igw_nature #sassy_birds

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Snowy egrets gathered on branches guarding my favorite Bay Area marshes. All is quite, but the wind roaring through cattails painting shadows dancing on the surface of white feathers. at Coyote Hills Regional Park

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Serious tern drama down at my favorite sewage runoff ponds in Oakland! I watched this large Caspian tern, in air snatch this fish from the smaller forsters.

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There is some special in this connection I have realized. When I first began birding I would run through habitats attempting to amass a list - a complete picture of the landscape I was exploring. These 2 weeks in San Francisco I chose one bird to be with. Great- blue heron of the lily pond in Golden Gate Park. I know more about this bird and it's habits now than any bird I have ever met. I once thought of them as precise master hunters with little room for emotion or personality. But it appears I was wrong. . . . #audubonsociety #ig_birdwatchers #ig_discover_nature #ig_discover_birdslife #nikon_photography_ #ornithology #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #bird_brilliance #birding_lounge #birdsofinstagram #allmightybirds #pocket_birds #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #feather_features #kings_birds #birdextremefeatures #udog_feathers #underdog_feathers #ww_nature_knowlege #feathered_finds #thetweetsuites #igw_nature #sassy_birds

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The first time I saw a Montezuma's quail was in the hands of a young girl in a Market outside of San Cristobal. It's wings were clipped and it was very frightened. I think I prefer to see them in the wild! Especially this one, who might have had a thing for me, to let me get this shot.

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Got out today in San Francisco searching for some secret gardens in golden gate park. Ran into this little Anna's hummingbird near the lily pond. I hope to go back to find an Allens territory tomorrow! Happy Thursday y'all!

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Good to be back on the pacific coast, full of birds that carry that special feeling of home. Black oystercatcher greeted me on black rock beach shoreline. The sounds, sights, and smells of California bring deep peace, and a strong rested heart after a tempestuous few years. So grateful today for all of you, and for the birds.

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