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lmSA84 - Big Year 2018 (Part Deux)


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@elefromoz - thank you! Finally.....someone who sees my artistic vision!

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lmSA84

Another business trip to Oakland, with an added stop in Denver, affording my two different quick birding opportunities.

 

My first stop was Lake Merritt, the location from which I posted my first set of US photos. The scene has completely changed - the ducks and grebes are all gone (a bit sad because I wanted to see them in breeding plumage) so my focus was mainly on Passerines. 

 

First a few photos of ones already posted

 

Bushtit - this is the female which can be told by the colouration of her eyes

 

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This is invariably the same Black Phoebe - but this time with it's mate and nest.

 

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American White Pelican

 

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Double-crested Cormorant

 

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Dark-eyed Junco

 

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Western Gull 

 

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NA. 43. Cattle Egret

 

This is not new to my overall count but is for the US.

 

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee

 

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American Crow

 

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152. NA 44. Bewick's Wren , Lake Merritt (Oakland, CA), April

 

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153. NA 45. Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Lake Merritt, April

 

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154. NA 46. Song Sparrow, Lake Merritt, April

 

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155. NA. 47. Brown-headed Cowbird, Lake Merritt, April

 

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156. NA. 48. Brewer's Blackbird, Lake Merritt, April

 

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157. NA. 49. Lesser Goldfinch, Lake Merritt, April

 

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Galana

Add more likes!

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xelas

Look them in the eye ... not always possible yet your photos gives us that perspective. Lovely eyes, btw. And all the Likes for all the new birds, @lmSA84.

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Zim Girl

Love the pictures of the Cattle Egret.

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Tdgraves

Ha! @lmSA84 just got back from California and saw a similar selection of birds!

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TonyQ

A great selection of birds - some beauties in your duplicates!

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1 hour ago, Tdgraves said:

Ha! @lmSA84 just got back from California and saw a similar selection of birds!

 

@Tdgraves - glad to hear it! I hope you had a great time and I look forward to seeing the shots (assuming the camera went too...?)

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3 hours ago, lmSA84 said:

 

@Tdgraves - glad to hear it! I hope you had a great time and I look forward to seeing the shots (assuming the camera went too...?)

 

Yes, but I have to finish the South African ones first...

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Geoff

nice egret portrait.

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michael-ibk

Another vote for the Egret, very cool picture. Very good and educational ebc-stuff but I'm afraid you're far from having really mastered them. I will give you a few lessons when I finally find the time to "clean house" with my clicks from this year. ;-)

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Your kind comments are always welcome - thank you all

 

@michael-ibk - ahh Michael a true master doesn't reveal all his tricks at once. There are plenty more exhibitions of ineptitude to come! B)

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I mentioned that my last business trip had two stop overs. The second was East of the Rockies in Denver, CO so a whole new set of birds awaited me.

 

All these photos are taken at the Bluff Lake Nature Center in Denver. 

 

158. NA. 50. Rock Wren, May

 

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159. NA 51. Belted Kingfisher, Denver, May

 

Both genders have a blue slate belt across their upper chest but the female also has rust coloured chest indicating that this is the male. Unfortunately, it was a very overcast day with intermittent rain when all these shots were taken. 

 

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Peter Connan

Lovely take-ff shot!

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160. NA 52. Red-winged Blackbird, Denver, May

 

Male and Female

 

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161. NA 53. Wild Turkey, Denver, May

 

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162. NA. 54. Common Grackle, Denver, May

 

This is the Bronzed Grackle sub species which occurs West of Appalachians up until the Rockies 

 

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