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#1 pware

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:21 PM

Sighted in Marina del Rey, CA this past weekend.  Thanks for the help!


So coy!

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:37 PM

It's a Greylag Goose.

Nice shot too

 

EDIT : One more note, on your flickr page, the bird you have marked as a juvie Cooper's Hawk looks like a young Merlin. It's definitely a falcon. 



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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

I may have missed the bird that Adore707 is referring to.  You may have already fixed it.  I do see a photo of a Merlin in there that is correctly labeled Merlin and a photo of a Cooper's Hawk that is correctly labeled Cooper's Hawk.  However, there is a bird labeled a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk that is definitely an accipiter and looks like a Cooper's to me.

Your photos are excellent.  Really beautiful work. 



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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:06 PM

Thanks Adore707 with id.  I am much better with photographing birds than with identifying them.  Also, I appreciate your correction in identifying the Merlin.  Any other corrections are welcome!  Thank you again.  And I'm glad you like the shot!


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:14 PM

PoorMatty, I just corrected the Merlin.  Could you tell me the date of the photo that I labeled as a Red-tailed Hawk so I can correct it as well.  As I've said many times, I have great difficulty identifying  birds.  And thank you so much for the compliment on my photos!


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:25 PM

Just to be sure as I could not find the Greylag Goose on the Cornell site - is this the Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)?  Thanks again!


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:36 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greylag_goose

here is some info on the bird



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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:39 PM

The photo was from September 19.  Incidentally, the presumably unidentified hawk on October 2 is a Northern Harrier.


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:39 PM

The Greater White-fronted Geese have "white-fronts" (the front of their face is white), which your photo does not reveal.


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:51 PM

Well, it's late now, but it looks like tomorrow I have some corrections to make.  Thank you so much for taking the time to help me.  The folks at Whatbird are the best!





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