Water Things confirmation and help
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:36 PM
1>Black-crowned Night Heron
(Now that I have tentatively ID'd this one, I found that I had 7 other photos of them stored in my "dreaded" folder named "water things" for over two years, thinking that it was a gull of some sort. Yes, the pics were that bad, and yes, I am hopeless when it comes to identifying ducks, geese, gulls, sandpipers, and wading birds. So far, almost every female duck looks the same to me, as does all sandpiper like birds, and all gulls)
2> Bad picture in gray scale.
About the size of pheasants, maybe a bit taller, I think.
It flew over and landed on the road ahead of us and flew off again before I could change settings or focus in. Looked light brownish/golden brown, I think. It was a very quick landing/take-of. It startled me as bad as our car startled it. My husband may never let me drive again!
I was leaning more towards a heron, but it had been suggested to me to look at rails for the area. I just couldn't find anything there.
3> Cinnamon Teal Female (guessing here) ... so why, or why not?
4>Cowboy duck complete with kerchief. Must be the bad guy with the dark hat. (or is it a she?)
Possibly Red-breasted Merganser?
5>Fairly certain on these:
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:53 PM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:06 PM
Thanks again for your help and guidance. Very much appreciated.
"Wow! The colors on the last shot of the ibis in flight are spectacular!"
Some of these birds make me wish I could take decent pictures! I can usually figure out a lot of what I saw using my point-and-click, but I will never win any photography awards, for certain.
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