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tags: Mediterranean Gull, Ichthyaetus melanocephalus, Larus melanocephalus, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Mediterranean Gull, Ichthyaetus [Larus] melanocephalus, stretching her wings. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Rick Wright [larger view]. Two hints: (1) this is not a North American species, and (2) it’s not a sandpiper. Read Rick’s analysis…

tags: Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Read a beautifully written…

tags: Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos, photographed at the Texas City Dike, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 3 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Read and…

tags: Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

tags: Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 September 2008 [larger view]. [voice: mp3: Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife…

tags: Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularia, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularia, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] [voice mp3: Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD]. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7…

tags: Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/2000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

tags: Eastern kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Eastern kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

tags: Couch’s kingbird, Tyrannus couchii, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Couch’s kingbird, Tyrannus couchii, photographed at Smith Point, Texas. [call: mp3 and also a wav file, (Audio file copyright 2007, Kevin Colver)] [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883…

tags: birding, bird watching, bird field guide, birds, Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America, book review Several new field guides to the birds have been published in the last few months and The Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (NYC: Collins; 2008) by Ted Floyd is one of them.…