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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @SleepingWolf said:
    She definitely is a BIF.

    I agree :)

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    @JAG said:
    I'm not sure what kind of bird this is, I wondered if it was some sort of swallow, but I highly doubt it because this was taken in south central Alaska. However, I have dubbed it to be a flying Orca bird! Lol!

    With that looks it is fine to me to call it Orca-bird ;). I am no expert, but I guess, that the bird is a kind of swift (more than 100 species).

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    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,341Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 11, 2017

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

    Looks like the eagle picked up a hitch hiker! Nice capture!

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited April 11, 2017

    @JAG said:

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

    Looks like the eagle picked up a hitch hiker! Nice capture!

    Many thanks :)

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 12, 2017

    I think that is an Auklet or a Murre of some kind - we saw many in Svalbard - does your Orca bird resemble these shot in the Arctic last summer? Sibley's has at least a dozen species of birds that are fairly similar to these.

    I have another image I like, but not of a regal eagle, but of a hard working, dirty, muddy, wet eagle captured in Alaska in the spring of 2012

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited April 12, 2017

    @pathfinder said:
    I think that is an Auk of some kind - we saw many in Svalbard - does your Orca bird resemble these shot in the Arctic last summer?

    I have another image I like, but not of a regal eagle, but of a hard working, dirty, muddy, wet eagle captured in Alaska in the spring of 2012

    Fine captures. I hope, JAG pays attention to your question :) . It's is great to se an eagle, that don't not look like one, who have just left the hairdresser ;) .

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 12, 2017

    Hard luck eagles are not uncommon in Alaska - here is one that is a bit cleaner, but dripping wet, fishing in hard rain

    Here's one of birds in flight - plural

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    That is an impressive capture. I find BIF photos in rain very fascinating.

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    @pathfinder said:
    I have another set of yellow eyes too

    OMG. This white silhouette is really amazing.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 12, 2017

    It is not a silhouette, nor are the highlights blown in the RAW file

    I agree that it looks like one, but that is more detail than the eye sees of this male snowy.

    They truly look like a white ghost in the sky

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    @pathfinder said:
    It is not a silhouette, nor are the highlights blown in the RAW file

    I agree that it looks like one, but that is more detail than the eye sees of this male snowy.

    They truly look like a white ghost in the sky

    Don't misunderstand my word "silhouette". It was not meant as a "technical" description. I only tried to describe the impression of your photo. To me it is still a white ghostly silhouette in a grey grey world.

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    Western Marsh Harrier (photos of April 11)

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    Greylag Goose (photos of April 6)

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,341Super Moderators moderator

    @pathfinder said:
    I think that is an Auklet or a Murre of some kind - we saw many in Svalbard - does your Orca bird resemble these shot in the Arctic last summer? Sibley's has at least a dozen species of birds that are fairly similar to these.

    It could very well be! I had never seen this type of bird by where we live and that picture was the only on of it's kind that I have seen around here!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,341Super Moderators moderator

    I had taken a lot of images of a young bald eagle that had been hanging around the Anchorage zoo but was not a resident there. Since this is a BIF the I will show only the images of when he got tired of his photo shoot. Lol!

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @JAG said:
    I had taken a lot of images of a young bald eagle that had been hanging around the Anchorage zoo but was not a resident there. Since this is a BIF the I will show only the images of when he got tired of his photo shoot. Lol!

    Interesting behaviour. Is it company or food that attracks the eagle?

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,341Super Moderators moderator

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:

    Interesting behaviour. Is it company or food that attracks the eagle?

    According to the zoo keeper of the birds of prey, he said that this young eagle had been hanging around for a couple dys and always showed up when they were feeding the caged eagle. They never feed the young eagle in hopes it would move on and live it's own wild natural life. I don't know how long it was around as it was a couple years later that I visited again and he was nowhere to be seen.

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    @JAG said:

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:

    Interesting behaviour. Is it company or food that attracks the eagle?

    According to the zoo keeper of the birds of prey, he said that this young eagle had been hanging around for a couple dys and always showed up when they were feeding the caged eagle. They never feed the young eagle in hopes it would move on and live it's own wild natural life. I don't know how long it was around as it was a couple years later that I visited again and he was nowhere to be seen.

    Many thanks for your info.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 17, 2017

    I found a couple more images in my archives

    As I recall, this is a masked boobie

    And this is a frigate bird

    Nebraska Sandhill cranes. If you've never seen the sandhill crane migration
    in Nebraska, you have missed a great experience

    The boobie and the frigate are from the Galapagos Islands of course, not Nebraska

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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,056Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 17, 2017

    @pathfinder said:

    Nebraska Sandhill cranes. If you've never seen the sandhill crane migration in Nebraska, you have missed a great experience!

    I love this one!

    I guess I now have a reason to visit Nebraska!

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 17, 2017

    Here they are 30 minutes or more after sunset - they will cover all the islands in the river at night - half a million of them. I love going to Bosque, but for sheer numbers of cranes, the Platte River migration is much, much, much larger. The sound is amazing as well, you are completely surrounded by the sound of them.

    Here are some in the daytime near the Platte

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    @pathfinder said: ...

    The two latest uploads from you are really great. To me the photo of the Frigatebird is fabulous and the photos of the Sandhill Crane make you wish to be there. Your photos reminded me of the yearly situation at Hornborgasjön in Sweden - https://dgrin.com/discussion/261582/hornborgasjoen#latest.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 18, 2017

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    Greylag Goose (photos of April 6)

    I don't think we see greylag geese in North America, but we do see lots of snow geese in the upper US and Canada. My frame of the lift off posted earlier was snow geese in New Mexico.

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    @pathfinder said:
    I don't think we see greylag geese in North America, but we do see lots of snow geese in the upper US and Canada. My frame of the lift off posted earlier was snow geese in New Mexico.

    You are right about the distribution of the Greylag Goose. One will only occasional see vagrant greylags in North America. The Snowgoose is a rare quest in Denmark. I have only seen two of them once.

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    Airborne non-take-away by an Eurasian Hobby

  • double_entendredouble_entendre Gene pool chlorinator Posts: 113Registered Users Major grins

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

    I'm flashing to the days when the Space Shuttle was getting brought back home on a 747. Opportune timing. :)

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @double_entendre said:

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

    I'm flashing to the days when the Space Shuttle was getting brought back home on a 747. Opportune timing. :)

    Great! From now on I will call the raven "Challenger" :)

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,349Super Moderators moderator

    Here's another bird in flight in my back yard a few years ago

    And a black bird as well

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