15 July 2013

a mixed bird bag for today

Purple Swamphen



I can never be sure which, crow/raven?



Straw-necked Ibis

Black Swan

a pair of Chestnut Teals over there

zoomed and cropped

Mr ..

and Mrs.


 
Magpie


12 comments:

Dianne said...

A mixed bag is good Carole ...snippets from your world through your camera lens. Hopefully we will never loose the joy of capturing the every-day moments.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! such great zoom you have! really keeps clarity!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Crow or Raven? Well one has a wedge shaped tail and one has a rounded tail. But I can never remember who has what. So I go if its big it is a Raven, small a crow. But then you need them together to tell the difference. So we're right back to where we began.

diane b said...

The ibis look better in flight than on the ground.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful series of pictures, Carole.
Beautiful bird species, well photographed.
Regards, Irma

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas y variadas capturas.Un abrazo

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful to see the different birds. Amazing !

Merlesworld said...

Definately a mixed bag, always a crow to me.
The magpie is a good looking fellow.
Merle.......

eileeninmd said...

Cool collection of birds. I love the swamphen and the Ibis in flight. Awesome photos, Carole!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Well you made me get out my Australian bird book to see if I could come up with the answer to Crow/Raven problem. Very little difference but the tail in the Crow should be slightly braoder than the Raven and certainly in this photo there are no hackles showing, so I would plump for a Crow. (But I would like to know for diffentate) They are about the same size according to the book. Anyway, the rest of the shots are great. Margaret

Jan Castle said...

Now that's a LOT of birding Carole - good for you!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

"I can never be sure which, crow/raven?" That is my dilemma too :-)
You have nice photos.