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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Aptly named by Dave - A Killdeer on crack [ AKA a 3 Banded plover]


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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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A Blacksmith Lapwing taken today, sitting on his/her nest, an open spot on aroad. They are named for the sound it makes, a very penetrating "Ting - Ting" sound like a blacksmith's hammer hitting an anvil.

I saw the spurs on your lapwing, NHL and wondered if our lapwings have spurs.My birdbook doesn't mentionthem, however, it does look like there are spurs on this one.


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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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A Closer crop of the above
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:45 PM   #4
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An African Black Crake, lovely contrasting colors, the red legs, luminous green bill and black body. He also has this determined "out to gettim" look on his face [ Maybe one of your contract guys, Dave???]
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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A European Roller, direct cousin of the Lilac Breasted Roller posted a few days ago. The amazing thing is, in summer, thesetwo species of birds sit on the same tree, look very much the same, then come Autumn/Fall, this chap flys some 10-15 thousand Kilometers to avoid a very mild winter [lows of 14 degC], and then six months later, does the return trip [and doesn't even breed here]. Meanwhile theLilac Breasted Rollerkeeps on sitting on the same tree:?
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A young lion. It is very difficult to do something with a shot when an animal is not doing much except walking. This one is certainly not an "exciting" shot of a kill, or mating, or beautiful backlighting etc, however Ithink I "squeezed" a bit of something that is a little more than a snapshot with the framing of the tree in front and the long grass hestepped through. ???
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All very nice.
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Fantastic shots
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Very nice. Were those all shot with a 100-400L?
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Were those all shot with a 100-400L

Yup !!
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