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Snowy Egret

Another Mohawk! (Kinda hard to tell from the picture I took.)

The Snowy Egret is an elegant and entertaining wader. A couple days before, I’d fallen asleep watching a Great Blue Heron do nothing on the shore in this same location. 28 more words


Marbled Godwit

Next to Gulls, I find Shore Birds the hardest to identify — gulls are, sort of, the hobos of the bird kingdom: they’re found nearly everywhere, they’re often fifthly, they’ll eat nearly everything, and they’re fairly nondiscriminatory (slutty) when it comes to mating, which produces a mishmash of hybrids. 68 more words


Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, 9-26 to 10-6, 2017 – #7

Day #7

The Cabañas San Isidro are located in thick rainforest, at an elevation of 6800′. Birds abound. And not to be completely outdone by Refugio Paz de las Aves, they have a trained Antpitta of their own! 335 more words


Birding at Chesil Beach

After exploring RSPB Lodmoor, our birding road trip moved on to Chesil Beach, and what an amazing place it is!

To quote a brochure I picked up: ‘Chesil Beach is a natural wonder – a bank of 180 billion pebbles stretching for 18 miles along Dorset’s coast, linking Portland to the mainland. 143 more words


Amur Falcons rest in Assam


Wildflowers, the birdwatchers’ group of Centre for Conservation, Education and Research, counted more than two thousand Amur Falcons at Borbori in Morigaon district on October 29th. 502 more words


Cattle egret hunting

Another post on the theme of ‘Glow,’ this week’s WordPress photo challenge.

I looked out of the window early one morning, and saw this cattle egret staring intently, as they do, into fallen leaves bordering the yard. 69 more words

Big Island