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  • annapolisrose
    25.09.2021 - 16 hours ago

    A local I know... molting, as well this guy's got a long top beak which can be awkward. Regardless, he's out there every day doing the best he can. ❤️

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  • ostdrossel
    21.09.2021 - 4 days ago

    Many birds are also still using the remaining warm weather to renew their plumage. Here is a MoDo with a dramatic new look. I personally love it, "disheveled" is also my kind of pandemic style 😏

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  • katanamasako
    20.09.2021 - 5 days ago

    Kat has wandered off, her snout caught scent of iron pyrite. digging deep into the earth using her feral form’s claws and wing talons to dislodge chunks of earth, it wasn’t long before she was unearthing pyrite, gold and quartz deposits. the iron was sparse, but it had been enough to catch her attention, cracking into lodes of quartz to get at the iron veins. Discarding what she could not stomach, including the gold and the quartz and small fractions of the iron that she could not easily wrench from the deposit.

    the reason dragons are attracted to shiny, it reinforces their bones and scales. With kat it’s a bit more literal since she can not naturally produce organic metals and must substitute with inorganic deposits.

    #ic#kat#molting season #feel free to interact
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  • ostdrossel
    15.09.2021 - 1 week ago

    Now is a good time to learn more

    about bird ID because individuals from the same species can show very different looks. Between male and female, young and adult and molting or non-molting, there is a big variety of feathers to be seen at the end of the warm season. These are all House Finches. One male adult (this was yesterday morning when the air was beautifully foggy) with a little molt, one younger male with a lot of molt and a female that looks pretty much impeccable.

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  • ostdrossel
    03.09.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Right now, pretty much every bird has a scruffy look to it. Many are molting, either into their adult feathers or into new ones for the cold season. This is basically the current crowd. Except for the occasional Flicker I have not seen Woodpeckers in a while, no Bluebirds, and rarely Cardinals. Everybody is on the move, it seems. Except for the molters. And the impeccably looking Chickadee (with a spider!) and MoDo. The livestream will hopefully be back working later today, there are some technical issues going on. Come good into Friday!

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  • ostdrossel
    21.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Hummingbird activity

    has picked up a bit recently after a rather slow season. I can tell at least three individuals apart. A molting female, a heavily molting male and a perfectly looking female. I am playing around with different feeders, and I personally prefer the tiniest one with the hole in the middle because it centers the bird in the frame. However, not all of them like this one. I have seen it even that they snubbed it all day only to come back right away when I changed it for the other one. So funny.

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  • ostdrossel
    19.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Everybody's molting,

    and it’s quite the sight to behold. For smaller birds like Chickadees, Titmice and Bluebirds, the molting is also a good ID marker for the adults. The babies usually look all preppy and brandnew at the end of the season. Blue Jays and Grackles look most dramatic. Here we have: young Cowbird, Blue Jay, House Finch, Blue Jay, young Blue Jay and Grack. They all appreciate quality food and water during this time. The feathers will grow back and they will look like new soon again.

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  • vykodlak
    16.08.2021 - 1 mont ago


    #once again we have reached molting season #I was wondering why there's was a larger concentration of furballs stuck on our carpet #text
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  • ostdrossel
    20.07.2021 - 2 monts ago

    The hot phase of the summer

    is here, the air gets stickier by the hour, and because of all the rain we have been getting, there are a lot of bugs around. I am happy for the birds but I am hesitant to spend a lot of time outside because I get eaten alive by the mosquitoes. The natural spray did not cut it this year, I have to get DEETed, but even that only helps for short periods. So I am happy that the cameras do all the work without me having to be present. Because there are some fun things happening. Like this Grack with a tonsure molt. There is one like that every year, and it always makes me giggle.

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  • ostdrossel
    10.07.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Birds have evolved from dinosaurs,

    and in the middle of summer, this begins to show with many of them. They are molting, changing their old feathers for new ones, and reveal some more or less dramatic looks. They are not sick, and they will appreciate high quality food and clean water for bathing that itchy skin. Yes, the hole next to the eyes is the ear. These are Grackles and Orioles.

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  • liliumsunshine
    23.06.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Okay. So my horns are molting.

    #shedding prepares for seasonal changes. #molting is getting bigger. #mine are not seasonal shifting..
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  • aliveandrestless5
    21.06.2021 - 3 monts ago
    #he gets is revenge by covering Techno’s room in feathers during molting season #have you ever stepped on the sharp end of a feather? ouch. #matches fics#ask
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  • cerberusthebun
    27.04.2021 - 4 monts ago

    “I have tremendous fur. Beautiful fur. Like nobody’s ever seen before. CHINA wants the dems to pull it out and put it on my head. SAD!”

    #bad joke#bunny#rabbit #bunnies of tumblr #dutch rabbit#booplesnoot#donald trump#trump#molting season#molting rabbit #i swear i took this off him right after #he was still not pleased with me #bunblr#cute animals
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  • flossinspector
    07.04.2021 - 5 monts ago

    //ALSO if any of my mutuals want a spring molt thread with my baby

    please hit the heart!

    #starter call #mutuals starter call #molting season~
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  • mimikyufriend
    05.04.2021 - 5 monts ago

    I like. don't think we're gonna finish this experiment before the semester ends lol

    #seasonal speak #the grasshoppers are just like taking forever to molt... it's so annoying like I just wanna release them -_-
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  • katanamasako
    13.02.2021 - 7 monts ago

    My bird just exploded with molt, feathers everywhere. So. Yuki’s hitting the peak of her molt now too XD

    anyone that pins her down long enough to groom her will get big handfuls of bebe feathers. she won’t shed her flight feathers until last, so those are still stuck for now. :3

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  • fantasticbeastsandhowtokeepthem
    19.01.2021 - 8 monts ago

    Finally got new thermometer/hygrometers into the crab tank and feeling a bit better about their specs. Temp is reading at least 75 up in the canopies (should be warmer below due to heater proximity, even with heat rising), and humidity is reading at least 70% on both - and both units were reading low by 8% & 14% when I calibrated them. So humidity is likely closer to 80% for both sides, which where it should be.

    Seriously, every winter I have this panic that something is Wrong and that's why they're so inactive. And every winter, everything is fine, it's just sleepy time. They don't hibernate, but they do tend to be less active, eat less, and are more likely to dig down to molt or hang out below ground. I always still have some up, with the number I have, but they're better at hiding during the day too.

    #hermit crabs#inverteblr #land hermit crabs #hermit crab behavior #my pets#fbw rambles #lord of the crabbies #winter corresponds to their dry season iirc? #which probably does mean better molting conditions without drowning from waterlogged ground #wonder if predation increases too #maybe that's why less active? #maybe it's all a fluke #idk
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  • biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
    25.12.2020 - 8 monts ago

    finally finishing the Artemis Fowl series & i just cannot get over how eoin colfer’s mind works. in Book 6 there’s a Kraken, and his interpretation of krakens is that they are essential a barnacle species, except several miles in diameter

    #there are 7 living krakens and they are all just basically small inhabited islands that humans haven't noticed are technically alive #they don't move or DO anything they just sit there and let humans build small towns on their backs #and they're fine with it #except every few thousand years they explode bc molting season
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  • moltingcastiel
    19.11.2020 - 10 monts ago

    Whoever does the CW’s daytime lineup, I’m looking at you.

    #destiel#spn finale#clowning hard #angel molting season
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  • moltingcastiel
    18.11.2020 - 10 monts ago

    There’s nothing on the radio but sad old songs and the thumping of the dryer keeps time with the beat. (after 15x19)

    Dean is going through the menial motions of bunker life, anything to keep his hands busy while his mind refuses to settle down for the night.  Crack some eggs, pop in some toast.  Make breakfast-for-dinner for Sam so he won’t have to get up from the pile of books laying open all around him.  He’ll find something.  He has to.

    Wash off Baby.  She could do with a shine-up too.  Does it hurt all the way down there, so damn far away?  Is Cas completely out, just swallowed up in the dark? Or does he have dreams?  

    Get the laundry.  Everything’s dirty.  Might as well wash Jack’s old clothes too for packing away.  Are they ever good dreams?  Dreams where I say it back? 

    Empty the laundry basket into the washer, one piece of battle-worn flannel after another.  Why didn’t I say something?  Why the hell didn’t I sto- Pause. There it is. 

    That old green jacket, shoulder darkened with a bloody handprint.   He feels over it, fingers stretching to fit the finger marks the angel left behind.  All the tension he’d worked up by distracting himself just drains right out of his body in one long broken exhale.  I couldn’t have stopped him.  Stubborn son of a bitch.  

    It’s not time to wash it.  Not yet.  Maybe not ever. 

    We’ll work it out.  We always do.  Hang on Cas.

    #destiel#spn ficlet #angel molting season #spn spoilers #spn season 15 #spn 15x19 #destiel is canon #character death #this is officially my first go at fan fiction
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