Birding

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Category archives for Birding

tags: Brant Goose, Brent Goose, Brant, Black Brant, Branta bernicla, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Brant Goose, also known as Brant or Brent Goose, and, on the west coast as the Black Brant, Branta bernicla nigricans, photographed in Moss Landing, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image:…

tags: Eared Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Eared Grebe, also known as the Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, photographed in Monterey Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 May 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ…

tags: Pacific Loon, Pacific Diver, Gavia pacifica, Gavia arctica, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Pacific Loon, known in Europe as the Pacific Diver, Gavia pacifica (formerly lumped with Gavia arctica), photographed in Monterey Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 May 2010 [larger…

tags: Sedge Wren, Short-billed Marsh Wren, Cistothorus platensis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Sedge Wren, formerly known as the Short-billed Marsh Wren, Cistothorus platensis, photographed in in Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 21 April 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm…

tags: Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, photographed in Monterey Bay, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 May 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please…

tags: Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus, Sula bassana, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Northern Gannet, also known by a suite of common names, including solan, solan goose and the solant bird, Morus bassanus (formerly; Sula bassana), photographed from the Channel ferry near Calais, France. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Adrian…

tags: Horned Screamer, Anhima cornuta, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Horned Screamer, Anhima cornuta, photographed in Brazil along the Rio Negro, 3 degrees, 5 min S and 60 degrees, 26 minutes W. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dave Rintoul, 2010 [larger view]. Please name at least…

tags: birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] feet [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: [larger view]. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

tags: Red Knot, Calidris canutus, Tringa canutus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Red Knot, Calidris (Tringa) canutus photographed at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 April 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s…

tags: Brandt’s Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Brandt’s Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, photographed in Monterey, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 May 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name…