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Baja California #11 - Birds - The Usual Suspects

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. On our trip to Baja California, Nan & I saw lots of birds. Here are some of the ones I call the usual suspects (at least for Merritt Island Shoot participants).

    Yellow-crowned Night Heron:
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    Osprey (harder to shoot from a moving zodiac):
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    Snowy Egret:
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    Mockingbird:
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    Reddish Egret (just as camera shy as the ones in Florida)
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    Magnificent Frigatebird:
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    Brown Pelican, the Pacific birds have redder pouches that the Atlantic ones:
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    An unusual two-headed variant :biggrin:
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    American Oystercatcher:
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    Post #12 will have some of the more unusual ones.
    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Awww Nice...
    That frigatebird is a super catch. Saw couple of those a couple years ago over at port canaveral. Never seen them since.
    I wonder if the pelicans are in breeding color Bob. They are pretty.

    Oh you would be suprized how many posts I miss on here:>)))))
     
  3. Hi Gale,

    Yes those are the breeding colors for the Pelicans on the west coast. They are redder and brighter than the breeding colors on the east coast, but both are the same species.

    Bob
     
  4. Very nice shots. Never seen the frigatebird before.
     
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