*** New Wildlife Thread starting 23rd March 2019 ***

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*** New Wildlife Thread starting 23rd March 2019 ***

It's Saturday somewhere so we can post from everywhere! Common or rare, pretty or not, let's see what you've got.

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Try to limit pics to three or so and identify subjects if possible. It would be nice if you would provide location and other info others might find interesting. And do comment on others' pics if so moved. Everyone is welcome to participate with any camera, any time. Lurkers and new members please join in.

When out viewing and photographing wildlife, I want all of you to be safe. I also want the wildlife to remain safe and minimally impacted by our presence.

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Lorikeets

Lorikeets are defined as, noisy, fast flying parrots. A description that's fits them well. Below are just three different species of lorikeets.

Musk Lorikeet.

Little Lorikeet.

Purple-crowned Lorikeet.

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Ramanan Padmanabhan Contributing Member • Posts: 643
Re: Lorikeets

Nice captures of Lorikeets Rodger and we too have them here.

Regards,

Ramanan.

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FEEDING VERNAL PARAKEET OR LORIKEET

The LORIKEET or otherwise known as, is unique among Indian birds for its habits of roosting at night like a bat,hanging head downwards and while feeding its food fruits flower nectar also most of the time hanging and not always, seen many a time.

LORIKEET

LORIKEET

LORIKEET

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It was a grey day and
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this was a bit of a test for the M4 but I wanted to get a goldfinch in flight.

Roll on the sunny days.
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Trip to St. Augustine, Jacksonville Florida
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I just returned from a 4 day trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville in Florida. I did manage to snag a couple shots of the local wildlife. C&C's always welcome.

There seems to be a variety of different pelicans. I have no idea of the species on those.

This was my first shot at trying to track birds in flight. It seemed to work.

Pelican

Pelican

Pelican

No idea what species this bird is.

Pelican

Pelican and friend

Male Peacock

Squirrel

Female Mallard (I think)

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Re: It was a grey day and

Very well caught David. Excellent details.

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Re: FEEDING VERNAL PARAKEET OR LORIKEET

Fab on a double Ramanan.

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Re: Lorikeets

First two images show that you've taken them in quite tricky conditions with brightly burning light. Capturing good images from this position is mastery.

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Scuba Diver Without Mask

Male Mallard Checking For Food Underwater

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Re: Lorikeets

Ramanan Padmanabhan wrote:

Nice captures of Lorikeets Rodger and we too have them here.

Regards,

Ramanan.

Thanks very much, Ramanan.

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Re: Lorikeets

Avian2016 wrote:

First two images show that you've taken them in quite tricky conditions with brightly burning light. Capturing good images from this position is mastery.

Many thanks, Sreco. Yes the light was tricky in those first two shots. I try and control it the same way as I do with the FZ1000, shoot in M mode at F4 and use the control ring to change the shutter speed.

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Re: FEEDING VERNAL PARAKEET OR LORIKEET

Great looking shots of the lorikeets, Ramanan. They are beautiful little birds.

I initially posted a reply to your comments on my lorikeets, saying why don't you show us some of your lorikeets. Here you have done that, so I cancelled that part of my response.

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Re: It was a grey day and

That's a great flight shot of the goldlfinch. Love the bright yellow on the wings, it really stands out against the darker background.

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An excellent series of shots, Jerry. All have great colours and details. I think I can help you out with the identification of the birds you were unsure about.

The pelicans are Brown Pelicans. The darker perlicans are, from what I can tell, first year birds and haven't yet developed the adult plumage.

The bird with all the iridescent colours on it is a Grackle. Probably a Great Tailed Grackle, but could be a male Common Grackle. I have seen both these species in Costa Rica a few years ago, but I also have a North American bird book, but its hard to spot the differences between the two grackles from a book.

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I like the shot, Sreco. It gives a unique perspective of the duck and while common enough to see them like that, you don't see many images showing that behaviour.

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Re: Trip to St. Augustine, Jacksonville Florida

Rodger1943 wrote:

An excellent series of shots, Jerry. All have great colours and details. I think I can help you out with the identification of the birds you were unsure about.

The pelicans are Brown Pelicans. The darker perlicans are, from what I can tell, first year birds and haven't yet developed the adult plumage.

The bird with all the iridescent colours on it is a Grackle. Probably a Great Tailed Grackle, but could be a male Common Grackle. I have seen both these species in Costa Rica a few years ago, but I also have a North American bird book, but its hard to spot the differences between the two grackles from a book.

Thanks Roger. I appreciate the update. I did try the Merlin Bird ID app. It said the iridescent one is a Boat Tailed Grackle. I thought there were multiple pelican species, but you cleared that up for me.

I did try Alwyn's BIF setup, and it definitely seemed to work well. It was my first real shot doing BIF's.

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Great little acrobats!!  Good ones Ramanan.

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Digging more holes

I think it is a female yellow bellied sapsucker???

It has dug a lot of holes. You can see some holes leaking sap.

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That's a great shot of the sapsucker and its certainly dug a lot of holes. According to my USA bird book, your identification appears correct.

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