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Old 01-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #21
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Laughing Gulls are very common down here but this one not having a dark head confused me. I always look for the light front of the neck for the tri-colored and totally forgot about the belly! Despite having many resources at hand, and photographing birds almost exclusively, I am not a "birder", so appreciate corrections to my bad IDs! Stick around for my next batch!
I am no photographer, so I am envious of your skills! John is the photographer in our house. He has me around to ID the birds!

That's what I love about WG; everybody has their areas of 'expertise' and we all share what we know.

Keep it coming with the bird photos. I love the show!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:07 PM   #22
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Ahhhh I'm familiar with it....An 18x 10 M.P. Same power as my fuji film has!
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:26 PM   #23
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~Florida's Birds~-p1110772.jpg Great Blue Heron

~Florida's Birds~-p1110763.jpg Anhinga, male

~Florida's Birds~-p1110742ed2.jpg Little Blue Heron

~Florida's Birds~-p1100900ed.jpg Immature Night Heron, Yellow-crowned or black, bridget? Exposure blown

~Florida's Birds~-p1110307.jpg Northern Mockingbird

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:00 PM   #24
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Ooooh Ya! It really sounded like I knew what I was talking about ha! Nincompoop.
Guess I had my mind on the FZ 28 when I stated it being a 10M.P.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #25
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That's what I love about WG; everybody has their areas of 'expertise' and we all share what we know.
Keep it coming with the bird photos. I love the show!
Aye Aye! One piece does not make a whole.
One may tend to think what they add is commonplace because most likely it is.... to them!
To others.... It is knowledge shared, knowledge learned as it is NOT common to them nor their area.

Again......I say! "Here Here!" or is it "Hear Hear"
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The correct term is, "hear, hear!"
The Straight Dope: Why do people say, "Hear, hear"?

It is an abbreviation for
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"hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!"
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Of course, if the speaker is actually asking a question, such as "and just where do you think we should open the new strip club?"
it's not hard to imagine that at least one yahoo in attendance might yell, "here, here!" But this would be the exception that proves the rule.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #27
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Ooooh Ya! It really sounded like I knew what I was talking about ha! Nincompoop.
Guess I had my mind on the FZ 28 when I stated it being a 10M.P.
I just happened to be sitting here with two fz-35s!
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #28
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Attachment 22241 Great Blue Heron

Attachment 22243 Anhinga, male

Attachment 22244 Little Blue Heron

Attachment 22245 Immature Night Heron, Yellow-crowned or black, bridget? Exposure blown

Attachment 22246 Northern Mockingbird

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BEAUTIFUL BIRDS, SAGE! I am so jealous, you are getting in some terrific bird watching! I don't know anhingas very well, how can you differentiate between the sexes?

The juvenile night heron is going to be tough because it's hard for me to tell if the bill is all black or not. If it is, its probably the yellow-crowned.

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Juvenile and first-winter Yellow-crowned Night-Heron have an all-black bill, smaller wing spots, and longer legs.
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Juvenile and first-winter Black-crowned Night-Heron have partly yellow bills, larger wing spots, and shorter legs
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #29
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bridget, the female Anhinga has a buff-colored neck while the male has a black neck.

~Florida's Birds~-400243441_7622905cfd_b.jpg female


~Florida's Birds~-p1110430ed.jpg Roseate Spoonbills & Great Egret at Ding Darling
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Thanks, Sage. I didn't know the difference. Nice spoonbills! Don't get to see them much, unless I get to Ding Darling! I wonder how many people on here know how amazing a man he was? We should start a thread!
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