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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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Re: May 2, 2018: Puffins on Skomer Island, Wales

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos!
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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: 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: 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: 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: Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park

Travel Luver ·
What a pretty little bird!
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic photos!!
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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: July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography and photographer!!
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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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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, 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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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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Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
Plaza de Armas, San Juan—a popular al fresco restaurant for pigeons   I’m sure there must be some place without birds, but I haven’t been there. And everywhere I have been, the birds have caught my attention, sometimes to the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 25, 2015: Mi casa es su casa!

sarcee ·
  Last week while we were preparing the flower pots on the deck after the usual cold winter, we noticed there was a bird’s nest built in one of them. We decided to leave it to see what it would bring and this weekend we noticed a mother...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2015: The Resilience of Life

Dr.Y ·
  These photos were taken on a chilly evening at a no name lake on the outskirts of the little Alberta town of Brooks.  We came across these Canada geese and their babies.  The mother goose shielding her young against the cold was...
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Paris approves 3 startling new towers

PHeymont ·
Paris is about to get a major facelift for its skyline with approval of plans for three unusual towers, but many are not happy with the decision. Mot of central Paris is limited to buildings of up to six stories, and no skyscrapers have been built in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2015: Young Pelicans, Brooks, Alberta.

Dr.Y ·
    Being among the largest birds of the world, pelicans can grow to a weight of 5-8 kg and a wingspan of 3 meters.  Some of them came to Alberta for nesting.  According the records, the most northerly pelican colony in the world...
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December 31, 2015: Some birds from Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
If you are a bird-watcher or just enjoy birds, Florida has a lot to offer you.
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May 9, 2016: Hairy Woodpecker, Banff

sarcee ·
While on a hike in Banff, Sarcee snapped this photo of a woodpecker -- a sign of spring!
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Purple-crowned Fairywrens of Western Australia

Kirsten Hines ·
Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Australia, part 3 We finish our celebration of Australia’s nature with a species of bird that’s name and coloration evoke images of dainty fairies, but that should not be underestimated in its territorial defense.
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July 8, 2016: Swans and Cygneets, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Some photos of Swan and Cygnets, Hollywell Nature Reserve, Northumberland, UK.
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July 11, 2016: European Herring Gulls, Blyth South Harbour, Northumberland, UK.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some cute photos of young herring gulls.
 
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