Tagged With "birds"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

Travel Luver ·
That's a great photo, Pheymont! Guess I'll have to add Iceland to my trip of destinations -- after Portugal, that is!
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

DrFumblefinger ·
Bee-eaters are amazing birds. I've never seen more than one or two around, so it must be quite a treat to be at the edge of a migration of them! And they fly so quickly -- amazed you were able to get that last photo framed as well as you did. Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 3 - European Bee-eaters in Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Kirsten Hines ·
It was pretty amazing... a bit dizzying actually to try and keep up with all of them!
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 2 - Demoiselle Cranes in Khichan, India

Marilyn Jones ·
Amazing photos!! I've never seen anything like them before!! Thank you for sharing!!
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 2 - Demoiselle Cranes in Khichan, India

DrFumblefinger ·
It is an amazing visual experience, Kirsten! Absolutely beautiful! I think I can imagine the noise that goes with it.
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 2 - Demoiselle Cranes in Khichan, India

RoadWorrier ·
I'm really liking this series...it's kinda like a TV nature series, except wthout the annoying voice-overs! Thanks...
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Re: Aarhus: Is it strictly for the birds?

DrFumblefinger ·
A few hawks and eagles would take care of the problem. As would hunters in blinds using real weapons (air guns are for kids).
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Re: Aarhus: Is it strictly for the birds?

GarryRF ·
Seagulls are just rats with wings. They ruin lake fishing when you scatter ground bait. Scare the fish. Take 12 inches of fishing line. Tie a hook at each end. Make a ball of bread at each hook. Shoot into the sky with your bait catapult. Catch a seagull at each end. The noise they make scares the rest of the flock. Instantly fly away !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
In the UK at twilight we get Starlings gathering for a dance just as the sun has set. 60 - 100 thousand gather to perform a spectacular formation dance in many locations. Then just as quick they'll dive back into the country side for another day. Usually lasts about 10 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Q-EbX6dso
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

PHeymont ·
I'll bet that's generated a few "UFO" calls in its time...Spectacular!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
Only from tourists ! We're used to seeing them PHeymont But we still watch in awe at natures magnificence.
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Re: Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

PHeymont ·
Thank you not only for massively multiplying my knowledge of these birds, but also for the beautiful pictures of masses of the birds in flight...the patterns they form are fantastic!
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Re: Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

DrFumblefinger ·
I know how much U love birds, birding and nature, Tom, and you've give all of us who are even vaguely interested a reason to head up to Saskatoon. Of the many great birds you document, the one that has fascinated me the most is the whooping crane. Standing almost as tall as a man, it was at one time even closer to extinction than the California Condor. I'm far more optimistic about the Whooping Crane's survival than the Condors, and I really would love to see one of these in the wild.
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Re: Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
All of these birds pass through Saskatoon during October. The Whooping cranes fly from the Northwest Territories in two or three days flying time and then stop for a couple of weeks near Saskatoon before flying on to Texas. I have been to their breeding grounds in the north and their wintering grounds in Texas so I have seen about 30 or so of them. They don't migrate in large groups like geese. They travel in family groups so five or six of them will arrive at a time. Some will reach Texas...
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

My Thatched Hut ·
Great article. Thanks. I need to go there. The black bird in the water is an Andean Coot. Your grey unknown bird is a Southern Lapwing. Tom
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Tom! I've incorporated these names into the blog. As you're a dedicated birder, I know you'd love to spend some time here.
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

jack james ·
I must say again an impressive sharing from DrFumblefinger’s side. I really like to read your published blog posts. Moreover your collection of photographs that you have shared with us is amazing. I love such kind of natural spots to see the beauty of this world. I will be free after my seaworld adventure parks I would like to go there and capture the sights of this region in my own camera.
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks Jack! Travel is a joy and it's fun to share with others who love it too.
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Re: December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

Marilyn Jones ·
I love hummingbirds too! I am so impressed with your photo!! I never seem to be able to photograph them without a feeder nearby. Thank you for sharing this beautiful bird!!
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Re: December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

My Thatched Hut ·
Nice shot. I photographed one also this week in Mexico City.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4th, 2014: Humming Birds

PHeymont ·
Our first encounter with hummingbirds was on a hillside near Cortona, in Tuscany, waiting for a table at a country restaurant. They were active in the flowers just behind us and we actually thought they were insects at first. One flew by so close to my ear that I could feel the air move without it actually touching me!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4th, 2014: Humming Birds

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy these birds, although like guys speeding by on motorcycles (affectionately called "organ donors" in Germany) they seem to live on the edge. Life in Fast-Forward x12! One year we discovered a hummingbird nest in one of our bushes. Its eggs were amazingly tiny! The entire nest wasn't much bigger than my thumbnail (wish I'd taken photos of it) And PHeymont, we need to get you out of the city more. I know NYC is famous for its big cockroaches, but if you can't tell a bird from an insect,...
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for those pics!Incredible, all the variety of birds in one spot.
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Dr.Y ·
Wonderful photo shoots! Incredible birds I wish you can name some of them for me
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
thank you, DrY! If you click on the small thumbnail photos above the comments, you'll see the photos are labeled as to name of the birds which are illustrated. Once open, you can scroll through the photos as a slide show and see all the names!
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Dr.Y ·
That's fantastic! Thanks Dr. Fumblefinger.
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

IslandMan ·
amazing pics, DrF. You've taken bird watching to new heights!
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Re: Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
While searching for some other photos, I came across these two that might have joined the birds above. One is a scene of well-mannered pigeons on a rail at the Musee Rodin in Paris, perhaps waiting their turn to annoy diners in the garden cafe; the other is yet another of those ironic meetings of statue-fied dignity with feathered pit stop...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2015: The Resilience of Life

DrFumblefinger ·
Those babies are awfully cute, and I love how mom is gently sheltering and warming them with her wings. I hope you used a telephoto lens to get these photos. Otherwise you might have had a few angry geese chasing you down the path!
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Re: December 31, 2015: Some birds from Florida

Travel Rob ·
Great Photos! I think all the wonderful recent blogs on TG about Florida point out the state has so much more to offer than just the big amusement parks.
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Travel Rob ·
What a great walk.I really enjoy the boardwalks that are all over Florida.Really let's you get on top of some interesting things that you don't want to walk through.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

PortMoresby ·
Very nice! Also love the ocotillo.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

Marilyn Jones ·
So beautiful; excellent photos!!
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Re: July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography and photographer!!
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Re: Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

DrFumblefinger ·
Love seeing birds in large flocks, like you experienced here! Wonderful experience!
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Re: Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

Marilyn Jones ·
Lovely photos...I would love to visit here!
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Re: Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic photos!!
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Re: March 1, 2017: Loggerhead Shrike

DrFumblefinger ·
An unusual bird and beautifully captured, Pierre, thanks!
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Re: March 1, 2017: Loggerhead Shrike

sarcee ·
Thanks for the like !
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Re: Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 2 - Demoiselle Cranes in Khichan, India

Kirsten Hines ·
I'm so glad to hear it! Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: February 12, 2017: Snowy Owl

Marilyn Jones ·
WOW! Well done! The photo of the owl flying is pure poetry!
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Re: February 12, 2017: Snowy Owl

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photographs! And I give you kudos for your determination in tracking these rather elusive birds down and getting them to pose for you.
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Re: February 12, 2017: Snowy Owl

PHeymont ·
For me, the most startling image is the owl in flight. I've only ever seen owls perched and looking like, well, our image of owls. In flight, what a difference! Thanks!
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