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  1. #1531
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    I hesitate to post this - the pix here are very good indeed!!

    On our latest visit to Wisley there were some birds on display...
    I liked these two little owls in particular:
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 11-24-2007 at 03:21 PM.
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    lone gull

    I don't often do bird pics, but I was in Ocean City NJ, and experimenting a bit at the shore. So here is the one bird pic I like. Thanks for looking.

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  3. #1533
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    Smile Ibis queston & two pages of fantastic photos!

    Quote Originally Posted by tim11 View Post
    What the tags on the ibis' legs Ben? Do you know we have ibis problem in Sydney right now? ...
    Hi Tim11, et al,

    I don't know for sure what the tags are on the Ibis' legs, but my guess would be that they have something to do with the National Parks & Wildlife Service, or are some form of other scientific tagging/monitoring etc.

    I've seen a lot of Ibis about in the various parks over the last couple of years, was aware that the drought had interferred with their normal migratory patterns & that some think of their increased numbers as a problem, a friend at work who volunteers for WIRES has lobbied local councils to protect them rather than consider them a pest and cull them.

    That's a pretty good shot of an Ibis in flight, I'm yet to capture a bird in flight...

    Some excellent shots everyone, although I particularly liked your Owls Geoff, your parrot shot Tim, and the bird on your balcony Bynx!

    Here are some more wading water-bird shots (previously incorrectly described as: "waterfowl"):
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    Attachment 31055

    cheers,
    Last edited by Benjamin2007; 12-02-2007 at 07:29 AM. Reason: To correct incorrect photo label

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    A Red Tail eagle from yesterday...

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  5. #1535
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    Benjamin2007, that is some kind of gallinule. It looks very similar to the purple gallinules we have here in America. They're a type of wading bird called a rail, technically, not waterfowl. Notice the splayed feet which help him walk across lily pads and very soft mud, which is where he feeds. Waterfowl have webbed feet. Gallinules are closely related to coots and various rails like Virginia and clapper rails, to use a couple of American examples.
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    Wading Bird Correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Threecurl View Post
    Benjamin2007, that is some kind of gallinule. It looks very similar to the purple gallinules we have here in America. They're a type of wading bird called a rail, technically, not waterfowl. Notice the splayed feet which help him walk across lily pads and very soft mud, which is where he feeds. Waterfowl have webbed feet. Gallinules are closely related to coots and various rails like Virginia and clapper rails, to use a couple of American examples.
    Hi Threecurl

    Thanks for the correction!
    When I posted the photo, I'd struggled for adequate words to describe the birds and thought "waterfowl" was simply a generic word for all water birds, whether swimmers or waders...
    Guess I should've done some research on them before posting an incorrect description, ... I'll edit my previous posts with a corrected generic descriptor.

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin2007 View Post
    Hi Threecurl

    Thanks for the correction!
    When I posted the photo, I'd struggled for adequate words to describe the birds and thought "waterfowl" was simply a generic word for all water birds, whether swimmers or waders...
    Guess I should've done some research on them before posting an incorrect description, ... I'll edit my previous posts with a corrected generic descriptor.

    cheers,
    There are so many kinds of birds that hang around water that it takes a tremendously anal retentive saltwater fisherman and duck hunter to know half of them. One of these days, when I'm all growed up, I'll have all my sandpipers sorted out, haha.
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    Bald Eagle Tree

    Taken today near the Grain Terminal in Prince Rupert BC.
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    Wow, I had no idea that bald eagles would sit together like that! It looks like there are some golden eagles there too, is that right?
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    Bald Eagle Tree

    The brown ones are juveniles. The white heads appear at maturity after about 3 years. (I was told this)
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