Birding

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Category archives for Birding

tags: King Rail, Marsh Hen, Freshwater Marsh Hen, Rallus elegans, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] King Rail, also known as the Marsh Hen or the Freshwater Marsh Hen, Rallus elegans, photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26…

tags: Green Wood-Hoopoe, Red-billed Wood Hoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Green Wood-Hoopoe, formerly known as the Red-billed Wood Hoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus, photographed in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 18 January 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D300, 600…

tags: Village Indigobird, Vidua chalybeata, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Village Indigobird, Vidua chalybeata, photographed in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 17 January 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D300, 600 mm VR lens with 1.4 extender ISO 500, f/8, 1/1000…

tags: Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, photographed zigzagging rapidly roughly 15m below the waves off the south side of Alki Point, Seattle, Washington. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Ron Shimek [larger view]. Olympus OM-10 in an Ikelite Housing,…

tags: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, photographed at Monterey Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 May 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/750s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please…

tags: Western Scrub-jay, California Jay, Aphelocoma californica, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Western Scrub-jay, also known as the California Jay, Aphelocoma californica, photographed at Bodega Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 23 December 2007 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ…

tags: Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] newly hatched Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus, photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 1 June 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at…

tags: Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, photographed at Galveston Island East Beach, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 1 June 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm…

tags: Bristle-thighed Curlew, Numenius tahitiensis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Bristle-thighed Curlew, Numenius tahitiensis, photographed on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge — one of the most remote coral atolls on earth — a US territory in the north Pacific Ocean [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joe…

tags: birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros a newly-fledged youngster, photographed at Arberes, Ariege, France. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Adrian White, June 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D40x with 70-300AF. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.