Archive for May, 2015

Learning Page – Magnificent Frigatebird

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

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Fregata magnificens – Magnificent frigatebird

The frigatebirds (also known as Fregatidae) are a family of seabirds. Thr local birds are the Magnificent Frigate Bird.

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Learning Page – Ash-throated Flycatcher

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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The ash-throated flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) is a passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in desert scrub, riparian forest, brushy pastures and open woodland from the western United States to central Mexico.
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Learning Page – Costa’s Hummingbird

Friday, May 29th, 2015


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Costa’s hummingbird (Calypte costae) is a species of hummingbird.

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California Quail – Learning Page

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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The California quail (Callipepla californica), also known as the California valley quail or valley quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. (more…)

Chestnut-billed Toucan – Costa Rica – May 2013

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


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In May of 2013 I rented a house for a month. These are some of the photos taken from the front porch. The weather was the rainy season and it lived up to it’s name.

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Collard Aricari Photos – Costa Rica 2002

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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This is one of the Toucan family, Pteroglossus torquatus. About 16 inches tall, generally seen in small flocks.

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Lagoon Birds – 9 Jan 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Fine, clear morning, cold (60) and a little windy. Drove down to the farm site and set up the tripod and then discovered that I hadn’t brought the little three legged stool that I use. Few birds, so I didn’t stay long. Returned home to pick up the stool and decided to go to the beach lagoon site.

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Costa Rica – OAT Trip – 2005

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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This is my second visit to Costa Rica, both trips with OAT. Basically this is an all inclusive tour package the visited all the National Parks and many wildlife areas.
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Small African Birds – Tanzania Safari – 2002

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

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Still dusting off some 120 three inch CD discs. The Sony Mavica wrote the 3Meg .jpg files directly onto the disc . These photos were taken in Jan 2002. I was on my first safari as a birthday present to me. I have returned once again in the same month in 2007. Enjoy these archive photos.

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Large Wading Birds – Tanzania – 2002

Saturday, May 16th, 2015


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These bird shots were taken on my Sony Mavica …. state of the art in 2002. Zoom to 10X, 3Meg resolution, 1 photo every 20 seconds. Compare with my Panasonic Lumix 70 … Zoom max 120X, 16M resolution, 12 photos per second.

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