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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15300 on: January 20, 2018, 10:05:34 PM »
Beautiful shots ISv. 🙂

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15301 on: January 20, 2018, 10:07:14 PM »
Gorgeous swans, Cog. I like the last one in particular. Nice symmetry.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15302 on: January 20, 2018, 11:39:50 PM »
Beautiful shots ISv. 🙂

Thanks, but you know they are not the best. I like actually the last one - the bird (by purpose obviously ;) shows the orange tibia (the lower leg part) that separates the Hawaiian subspecies from the one on Mainland.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15303 on: January 20, 2018, 11:44:11 PM »

V Nice pictures Cog!
There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.
I'm kind of puzzled with the duck - it seems like Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). Also the Gallinula looks as the European species (rounded top of the frontal shield). Did you take your pics in Europe?
Dear All,
Thanks a lot for your comments.

ISv
The pictures were made in London, so I think you’re right about their id. It looks like a female Red-crested Pochard and definitely a Common moorhen.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15304 on: January 21, 2018, 12:05:34 AM »

V Nice pictures Cog!
There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.
I'm kind of puzzled with the duck - it seems like Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). Also the Gallinula looks as the European species (rounded top of the frontal shield). Did you take your pics in Europe?
Dear All,
Thanks a lot for your comments.

ISv
The pictures were made in London, so I think you’re right about their id. It looks like a female Red-crested Pochard and definitely a Common moorhen.

Thanks for the answer of my rather stupid question: after I post it I notice what you say on the top of your post...  it was too late.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15305 on: January 21, 2018, 06:16:38 AM »

There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.


Unfortunately, the non-native birds in the London parks are usually not wild.  In order to prevent them from escaping they either have their wings clipped or pinioned.

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Just found that there is a campaign to stop the practice of pinioning
https://docslide.com.br/documents/for-an-end-to-pinioning-the-case-against-the-legal-mutilation-of-birds-in.html
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15306 on: January 21, 2018, 07:14:26 AM »

There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.


Unfortunately, the non-native birds in the London parks are usually not wild.  In order to prevent them from escaping they either have their wings clipped or pinioned.

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Just found that there is a campaign to stop the practice of pinioning
https://docslide.com.br/documents/for-an-end-to-pinioning-the-case-against-the-legal-mutilation-of-birds-in.html
Interesting. But I didn't see it in the birds I was shooting. They could fly all right.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15306 on: January 21, 2018, 07:14:26 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15307 on: January 21, 2018, 08:58:56 AM »
The native and migratory birds should be wild, but the non-native in the "collections" are pinioned as are some native birds.  Here is some discussion http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=297678 .  Goldeneye, Wigeon, and Shelduck are listed as being wing-clipped/pinioned - I see many in the wild as they are common, but the Parks clearly want to have resident populations. I took these in Regents Park four years ago whilst awaiting around. It was as easy as shooting sitting ducks.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15308 on: January 21, 2018, 09:19:10 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15309 on: January 21, 2018, 09:59:29 AM »
The native and migratory birds should be wild, but the non-native in the "collections" are pinioned as are some native birds.  Here is some discussion http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=297678 .  Goldeneye, Wigeon, and Shelduck are listed as being wing-clipped/pinioned - I see many in the wild as they are common, but the Parks clearly want to have resident populations. I took these in Regents Park four years ago whilst awaiting around. It was as easy as shooting sitting ducks.

Very nice series, Alan.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15310 on: January 21, 2018, 10:00:19 AM »
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Nice shot, Lion rock.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15312 on: January 21, 2018, 10:21:38 AM »


Great shot, Cog.  Love the symmetry!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15312 on: January 21, 2018, 10:21:38 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15313 on: January 21, 2018, 01:49:44 PM »
One of the few I got this month in Tenerife. A Berthelot's Pipit taken with the Tamron 100-400mm on the 5DIV, near El Teide.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15314 on: January 21, 2018, 03:19:33 PM »

There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.


Unfortunately, the non-native birds in the London parks are usually not wild.  In order to prevent them from escaping they either have their wings clipped or pinioned.

ps
Just found that there is a campaign to stop the practice of pinioning
https://docslide.com.br/documents/for-an-end-to-pinioning-the-case-against-the-legal-mutilation-of-birds-in.html


That is interesting! I know around the pools of some hotels here there are some pinioned birds (ducks usually), but didn't think someone will spend the effort and money to do it for entire park...

On other hand the parks here are full with introduced but wild birds, they fly and nest freely wherever they want. And one very special example is the White Tern (Gygis alba) - you can see it in numbers in the Honolulu town area but very rarely in the country (South only I think) side of the island. It seems to nest in the town area exclusively.
This bird is the official bird of Honolulu.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15314 on: January 21, 2018, 03:19:33 PM »