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Common Kingfishers : Common Kingfishers from Thailand 2009

Common Kingfishers

Lars Johnsson

Common Kingfishers from Thailand 2009

Updated: Apr 18, 2009 11:50am PST

Bee-eaters :

Bee-eaters

Lars Johnsson

Updated: Apr 18, 2009 10:38am PST

water fowl : ducks, grebes, egrets

water fowl

Ivan

ducks, grebes, egrets

Updated: Apr 15, 2009 6:40pm PST

Grebes :

Grebes

Jean-Luc Vaillant

Updated: Apr 14, 2009 9:44am PST

Cooper's Hawk :

Cooper's Hawk

Ruhikanta Meetei

Updated: Apr 14, 2009 9:10am PST

Pie Billed Grebes - Parenthood Behavior : <html>If it swims like a duck it must be a duck, right? Not necessarily ... The pied-billed grebe may mimic the movements of a duck in water but this bird does not have webbed feet. Instead its toes have lobes extending out from the sides, which makes it a swimmer to rival any duck. The pied-billed grebe is pigeon sized, brownish in color and has a chicken-like beak. 
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When you photograph and observe the grebes in the field, like Yamil and I did last week, you suddenly learn a lot more about their behavior. The couple had 5 chicks, which needed to constantly be fed. Parents took turn to fish and when they returned they made sure they equally fed the ckicks. 
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Check out the size of crawfish they brought back. It is quite amazing to see the young ones swallowing such large portions. 
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By observing these grebes for a few days, we figured out their patterns and schedule. And when this happens, photographing wildlife becomes more than just taking a picture. It is an excelarating experience.
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Pie Billed Grebes - Parenthood Behavior

incredibletravelphotos

If it swims like a duck it must be a duck, right? Not necessarily ... ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2009 8:56am PST

Bird photos. : taken mainly in Illinois, California, and Bulgaria.

Bird photos.

Ivan

taken mainly in Illinois, California, and Bulgaria.

Updated: Apr 12, 2009 5:48pm PST

Chipping sparrow : The tyny chipping sparrow at Meadowbrook gardens in Urbana, August 24, 2008

Chipping sparrow

Ivan

The tyny chipping sparrow at Meadowbrook gardens in Urbana, August 24, ...

Updated: Apr 12, 2009 5:43pm PST

Winter Sparrows in Illinois :

Winter Sparrows in Illinois

Ivan

Updated: Apr 12, 2009 5:41pm PST

Winter sparrows and long-eared owl : February 15, 2009; Long Eared Owl at University of Illinois Arboritum and winter sparrows ar UI South Farms.

Winter sparrows and long-eared owl

Ivan

February 15, 2009; Long Eared Owl at University of Illinois Arboritum ...

Updated: Apr 12, 2009 5:31pm PST