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Old Feb 21, 2005, 5:37 AM   #1
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Was out looking for Blue fairy wrens with no luck today when I spotted this fellow.



He got this snake for dinner



and a bug for afters










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Old Feb 21, 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Ohh! Neat pictures!

Of course, you're wrong on the identification. Looking at my book of Southern New York birds, the closest thing I could find was a "Boat Grackle" after being addicted to drugs for two years.... :idea:

Yes our local field guides take local conditions into consideration.

This is always a problem with Brooklyn Birds, when they hang out in the wrong neighborhoods for too long.

I can also say this with some authority because our local Kingfishers, a clean living and highly moral bunch, will only eat fish...

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 1:05 PM   #3
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Cool looking bird! I love the first one and the fly-eating shot. You were spot on with those. Real fine work.
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 5:12 PM   #4
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DBB wrote:
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Ohh! Neat pictures!

Of course, you're wrong on the identification. Looking at my book of Southern New York birds, the closest thing I could find was a "Boat Grackle" after being addicted to drugs for two years.... :idea:

Yes our local field guides take local conditions into consideration.

This is always a problem with Brooklyn Birds, when they hang out in the wrong neighborhoods for too long.

I can also say this with some authority because our local Kingfishers, a clean living and highly moral bunch, will only eat fish...

Dave
its definitely an Australian kingfisher of some sort:-)Kingfishers over here eat snakes and bugs and whatever they can get hold of.

this site set up for school children explains the eating habits of some of our kingfishers, kookaburras are the largest kingfisher (I think) and they often live thousands of miles inland so no fish there.

http://www.schools.ash.org.au/elanorah/marking.htm
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 3:55 AM   #5
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Nice series with some really cute shots. Good catches on the bug eating.
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