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Old 01-15-2017, 09:34 AM   #101
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Hmmmm what about trying one of the black mirror boxes that bounce an image to you....something like the things kids used to spy around corners? I forget what they're called. Anyone recall those from their childhood?
How did I miss knowing of these things? Will have to look.

I have no photos as the more unusual birds tend to stay out of range of my camera, but in my wanderings around the neighborhood have spotted several dove species, a scarlet tanager, and (just this morning) a great kiskadee. Had never heard of the last, and it was too far away for a photo, but here is a link: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Kiskadee/id

Our guesthouse has three cats that patrol the courtyard (1. because cats get dumped on our kind-hearted owner, who is allergic to them and cannot let them in the house, and 2. because they keep the pigeons from landing or even spending much time here--they stay next door), so the birds tend to stay in the treetops--right where I can watch them from our room's terrace. (It's a hard life.)
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:17 PM   #102
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What kind of little ducks are these?
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:43 PM   #103
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And what is this large, black & white bird with a large, orange & light blue bill?
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Old 12-26-2017, 05:43 PM   #104
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What kind of little ducks are these?
Kind of hard to tell with such a small image and no head on shots of the bill. Possibly shovelers?
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And what is this large, black & white bird with a large, orange & light blue bill?
It appear to be one of the raptors....
I'd say it was a Crested Caracara.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:02 AM   #106
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What kind of little ducks are these?
I think they look like Northern Shovelers...but can't tell for sure from the small photo.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:03 AM   #107
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It appear to be one of the raptors....
I'd say it was a Crested Caracara.
Looks like a Caracara to me!
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What kind of (dead) bird is this (found in Texas)?
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