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Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park

sarcee ·
Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park
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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: 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: 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: 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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park

Travel Luver ·
What a pretty little bird!
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Re: May 2, 2018: Puffins on Skomer Island, Wales

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos!
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Re: Kayaking among the Ghost Ships of Mallows Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
I think this would be an absolutely fascinating experience! Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Stephanie.
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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: 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: 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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

PHeymont ·
Winter skies create dramatic reflections on Reykjavik’s Tjornin (the name means “lake” or “pond.") Tjornin is in the center of Reykjavik’s history and development with many government buildings around it, as well as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
Happy New Year from the TravelGumbo Gurus and friends! Sure, it's cold now, and seems like months to go to Spring, but keep this hopeful feathered friend and the beach in mind and it will help the time pass. This picture is from an early...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

PHeymont ·
  With Halloween coming in two days, it seemed like the moment for this twilight picture of Mont-Saint-Michel, France, seemingly under attack by hordes of birds.   Actually, there's nothing really sinister about it; they're just the usual...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4th, 2014: Humming Birds

Still Country Photo ·
One of my favourite creatures that are around during the summer months are the Humming Birds.  While taking photos of them, I would occasionally try to get one to perch on my finger.  I would stand, perfectly still, under the feeder and...
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Birds of the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
While everyone enjoys the beautiful large animals of Africa, there's a plethora of bird life that's easy to overlook when studying the splendid lions and kudu and giraffe.  The oasis of the Okavango Delta is a natural magnet for all types of...
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December 28, 2015: Broad-Billed Hummingbird, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
A close look at a beautiful tiny bird....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 11, 2015: Cactus Wren, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the prettiest songs you'll hear in the desert of the Southwestern United States and central Mexico is that of the cactus wren, the state bird of Arizona.  It's the largest American wren and  frequently nests within a cactus...
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Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
  My first Patagonian post was an introduction to the travel hub of  El Calafate . Today's post focuses on the town's best attraction.  Situated about a mile from downtown El Calafate, very close to the hotel we were staying at, Laguna...
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L.A. "bird strike" shuts down LAX operations

PHeymont ·
A bird hit a high-voltage power line near LAX yesterday, causing a 10-second power surge to all terminals. No big deal? Think again. The surge caused protective circuits to shut down conveyor belts, escalators and all kinds of other terminal...
 
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