Yellow body, black cap, pink feet!
Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:15 AM
Canon T2i, 400L lens
Thanks for any input or comments.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:19 AM
Latest Lifers: Iceland Gull, Snowy Owl, Tufted Duck, Barnacle Goose, Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler
ABA Life List: 242
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:29 AM
It must have been "American' day here yesterday when I shot this. Three (juvenile, I believe) American Robins flew into this tree and got my attention, then this Goldfinch took their place!
Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:34 AM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:07 PM
Also, what we usually call Kestrel is really and American Kestrel. When we finally sailed back in to New World waters, I wrote a bird list for a day of birding on St. Lucia in the West indies and posted it on a forum, I had Kestrel down and a UK birder gently reminded me, American Kestrel. In Europe, they have Eurasian (Common) Kestel and Lesser Kestrel.
Learn something new every day! I never realized that "Robins" are actually called American Robins, will have to correct my life list (I keep it in alphabetical order), thanks.
I was going to write that Kentish Plover and Snowy Plover are the same. I listed a Kentish from Egypt in 2006, and when I went home for a visit, I listed a Snowy from CA. I use Excel spread sheet for my life list, and after the common name, I list the scientific. When I typed in Charadrius alexandrinus, I was alerted that I already had it.
As you say, you learn something new everyday; when I double-checked that it was Snowy that was the same as Kentish, I found that they have been split--Kentish is now C. alexandrius and Snowy is now C. nivosus. Well, I think they've been split , some sites are saying the split is imminent, but still calling Snowy Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus. The Cornell site calls it C. nivosus, and they are probably the most current. So, I get another bird on my life list!
I had a few such 'duplicates': Black-bellied Plover is called Grey Plover in the rest of the world.
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