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May 3, 2021 03:34:46   #
Real Nikon Lover Loc: So Cal
 
We are staying in Waikiki in a 23rd floor room. We had a passing aviator drop in for a bite.

Nikon D850 Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
SB-400 fill flash. Shot through sliding glass window.


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May 3, 2021 04:56:54   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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May 3, 2021 05:25:02   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
Nice shot. Not familiar with this bird. Looks like a tourist that forgot to put on sun screen that morning.

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May 3, 2021 05:39:21   #
gwong1 Loc: Tampa, FL
 
It could be a House Finch. Gary

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May 3, 2021 06:55:08   #
Soul Dr. Loc: Beautiful Shenandoah Valley
 
Nice capture of that colorful little bird.
I have one and his mate visiting our feeder regulary.

Will

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May 3, 2021 11:20:45   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Feed them and they will come. Nice shot.

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May 3, 2021 14:48:56   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Male House Finch. Not native to Hawaii, native to SW US and Mexico. Someone took some from San Francisco before 1870 and turned them loose and they spread to all the islands.

They have spread further in the Western US and Mexico as urban areas etc. have grown and created habitat they like. When I look out and see less than 10 or more in my back yard I know the hawks are patrolling - or one of my dogs went after a squirrel at the feeders and scared the birds.

Pet shops threatened with fines for selling "wild birds" turned their stock loose on Long Island in 1940 and now they have spread to the Great Plains and their ranges on East and West are expected to merge in a few decades or less.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch/maps-range

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May 4, 2021 07:39:10   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
Very nice.

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May 4, 2021 11:20:46   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Very good shot.

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May 10, 2021 13:14:13   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
Real Nikon Lover wrote:
We are staying in Waikiki in a 23rd floor room. We had a passing aviator drop in for a bite.

Nikon D850 Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
SB-400 fill flash. Shot through sliding glass window.


Great shot! Looks like a House Finch. Thanx for sharing!

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