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JensM

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Not to sure about what this fellow are, probably some sort of Weaver, have the reference book inbound and will update the info when it gets here.
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Pulling materials...
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The nests where the bird looked to stem from, some sort of Weaver I think, going on gut feeling and old Nature shows on the telly.
 
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A few pics taken between bird counts during a working day on the Humber estuary. All with the EM1ii, 300 and MC14...
Adult Herring Gulls (arriving bird is nominate argentatus, on wing tip pattern);
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4th calendar year (3rd winter) Herring Gull fly-by;
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Turnstone Arenaria interpres;
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female Pied Wagtail Mottacilla alba yarellii in tide wrack; Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
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A few more of the condors in the Colca Canyon, Peru. When soaring on the thermals they are quite elegant. When coming into land, not so much :) Adults have a wingspan in excess of 3 metres or 10 feet.


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Viera Wetlands
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Native Noisy Miner
Pen F with PL100-400mm

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Another Blue Jay Photo. I think Blue Jays are beautiful and I’ve found a park they seem to like. But it is still challenging to get close enough to one for a photograph. And even harder to get a clear shot through the branches. And rare that the light is favorable. But sometimes it happens.

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some more recent birds in the garden... an evening Starling Sturnus vulgaris; Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis and Greenfinch Carduelis chloris (small person of my aquaintance calls the latter "grumpies") in the apple tree
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and an ealy morning Robin Erithacus rubecula, 'frosted' after feeding in leaf litter.
 
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So it is, Grumpy. Apologies to “grumpies” everywhere - senior moments are getting more frequent. I’ll try to remember that only one of my local tit species is still a Parus and that black-headed gull is no longer a Larus...
The scientific name for the European Greenfinch is now Chloris chloris.
 

tonyturley

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Another Blue Jay Photo. I think Blue Jays are beautiful and I’ve found a park they seem to like. But it is still challenging to get close enough to one for a photograph. And even harder to get a clear shot through the branches. And rare that the light is favorable. But sometimes it happens.

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I like them myself, and I have many slightly blurred images of Blue Jays. They tend to be skittish and jump around a lot. Often when I approach the window with a camera, they flee. I once had a flock of them descend on our yard around the feeders. They were so busy eating and chattering, they ignored me at the window, and I got several pics with as many as eight of them eating under the tree.
 

The Grumpy Snapper

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I estimate that at least 25% of the captions on my natural history slide mounts now have an out dated scientific or common English name.

I used a photo of a European Greenfinch in a blog post recently which is why I remembered the new scientific name. All my slides are captioned Carduelis chloris.

The Blue Tit is no longer a Parus or simply a Blue Tit. It's now Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Another reason for grumpy blog posts.
 
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More Humber estuary birds. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa islandica, Turnstone Arenaria interpres, 2nd cal year (first winter) Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus, female Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii.
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The Grumpy Snapper

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I estimate that at least 25% of the captions on my natural history slide mounts now have an out dated scientific or common English name.

I used a photo of a European Greenfinch in a blog post recently which is why I remembered the new scientific name. All my slides are captioned Carduelis chloris.

The Blue Tit is no longer a Parus or simply a Blue Tit. It's now Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Another reason for grumpy blog posts.
A shot from 32 years ago to illustrate my grump. I have hundreds of shots of nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Except when the photos were taken and captioned they were a Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus).

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Cross Post - 300mm f/4

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