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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5340 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:34 PM »

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As others have said, it's a horned grebe. It isn't a duck at all.
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Thanks - guess that is why I didn't find it.  I am trying to learn more about birds all the time and enjoy bird photography.  Here are a few others from this spring, including an  Great Horned Owl, American Kestrel, and a pheasant.

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« Reply #5341 on: April 29, 2014, 09:09:47 PM »
Female rose-breasted grosbeak #2

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« Reply #5342 on: April 29, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
Female English sparrow with a caterpillar for lunch.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5343 on: April 29, 2014, 11:15:18 PM »

As others have said, it's a horned grebe. It isn't a duck at all.
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Thanks - guess that is why I didn't find it.  I am trying to learn more about birds all the time and enjoy bird photography.  Here are a few others from this spring, including an  Great Horned Owl, American Kestrel, and a pheasant.
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I love these context shots. The pheasant in particularly has great visual power.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5344 on: April 29, 2014, 11:17:11 PM »
A female grey wagtail in the warm light just before sunset. 5D3, 500L II + 2x II (1000mm, f/10, 1/640, ISO 1250).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5345 on: April 29, 2014, 11:51:43 PM »

As others have said, it's a horned grebe. It isn't a duck at all.
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The Horned and Slavonian Grebe are the same bird (Podiceps auritus) just to help a little more  ;)
I think the American continent call it the Horned whereas the European's call it a Slavonian, hope this helps you with your bird ID studies.
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« Reply #5346 on: April 30, 2014, 12:07:07 AM »

The Horned and Slavonian Grebe are the same bird (Podiceps auritus) just to help a little more  ;)
I think the American continent call it the Horned whereas the European's call it a Slavonian, hope this helps you with your bird ID studies.

Thanks.  I'm reading about the Grebe right now.



I love these context shots. The pheasant in particularly has great visual power.

Thank you much for the compliment.

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« Reply #5347 on: April 30, 2014, 02:09:41 AM »
New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus )
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« Reply #5348 on: April 30, 2014, 05:47:31 AM »
Can someone help me ID this diving duck?  I can't seem to find it in Sibley's or online.  Thanks.
As others have said, it's a horned grebe. It isn't a duck at all.
To clarify, Horned grebe and Slavonian grebe are two names for the same bird.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5349 on: April 30, 2014, 02:55:12 PM »
American coot on her nest.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5350 on: April 30, 2014, 02:56:26 PM »
New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus )

Lovely shot Menace.

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« Reply #5351 on: April 30, 2014, 07:03:44 PM »
Ah dpc, a Coot, one of this planet's most beautiful birds.  We call them mud hens but none have shown up at my pond yet! ;)

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« Reply #5352 on: April 30, 2014, 08:39:29 PM »
Ah dpc, a Coot, one of this planet's most beautiful birds.  We call them mud hens but none have shown up at my pond yet! ;)

Jack


Well, I'll give you that the adults are fairly attractive creatures but have you ever seen anything uglier than the chicks?

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« Reply #5353 on: April 30, 2014, 09:02:32 PM »
1. Adult coot
2. Adult coot with chick. Not the best picture but the only one I've got of the youngsters.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5354 on: April 30, 2014, 09:05:16 PM »
Eared grebe

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