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Winter birds :

Winter birds

Steve Lambert

Updated: Jan 20, 2008 9:01am PST

Bald Eagles : Bald Eagles of The Upper Mississipi River in winter

Bald Eagles

JKrusePhotography

Bald Eagles of The Upper Mississipi River in winter

Updated: Jan 19, 2008 3:21pm PST

Anhinga :

Anhinga

Marsh Edge

Updated: Jan 19, 2008 8:59am PST

Nikon D300 : One of the first few images from the Nikon D300 DSLR shot with the 70-200 f/2.8 lens.

Picked the D300 from Singapore and as soon as I held and took my first few shots I knew I had taken the right decision. Here are the original JPG images. Zero processing or even resizing. Just shot and uploaded in full size. Of course I shall process these for my regular use but here its posted to show the capability of the camera.

Nikon D300

Suchit Nanda

One of the first few images from the Nikon D300 DSLR shot with the 70- ...

Updated: Jan 17, 2008 3:36am PST

The avian denizens : A record of various encounters with birds in their usual habitat.

All photographs ©Nguyễn văn Tuấn

The avian denizens

Mr T Photography

A record of various encounters with birds in their usual habitat. A ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2008 2:03am PST

Australian Birds 2007 :

Australian Birds 2007

Thomas A. Blackman

Updated: Jan 14, 2008 9:05pm PST

Winter Boston Snowgulls : Birds come to eat popcorn off our back yard

Winter Boston Snowgulls

Steve Lambert

Birds come to eat popcorn off our back yard

Updated: Jan 13, 2008 4:23pm PST

Grebes (Courtship Ritual) : <html>
Worldwide, there are 22 species of grebes, aquatic diving birds similar (though not related) to loons and auks. Seven, including the clark's and western (photographed below), are found in the United States. Also known as "helldivers," the birds are roughly the size of ducks, but share none of their affinity for flying, which grebes do clumsily and almost exclusively to migrate. With lobed feet on legs set far back on their bodies, grebes are built for swimming and diving.
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During the spring, western and clark's grebes perform spectacular courtship dances. In the “rushing” display, the mating pair swim side-by-side with their wings held back, their long necks arched, and their yellow beaks angled upward. They swim so quickly that their bodies are pushed up out of the water and they appear to run across the surface. This courtship ritual functions as a reproductive isolating mechanism, one way of preventing the grebes from exchanging genetic material with birds of other species.
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Once the courtship is over, the female will lay two to six eggs. Both male and female take turns to warm up and turn the eggs. It takes just over 20 days for the eggs to hatch.
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If you are interested in photographing the grebes, please join me at <a href="http://incredibletravelphotos.smugmug.com/gallery/4003329">the photography workshop</a> on May 8-10, 2009.
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Photograhs are for sale. Just contact Oliver Klink - oliver@incredibletravelphotos.com
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Grebes (Courtship Ritual)

incredibletravelphotos

Worldwide, there are 22 species of grebes, aquatic diving birds simi ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2008 12:03am PST

Loggerhead Shrike : <div class="shortDesc">Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicanius</div>
<div class="longDesc">(Family Laniidae)</div>

Loggerhead Shrike

raptorcaptor

Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicanius (Family Laniidae)

Updated: Jan 06, 2008 12:20pm PST

Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007 : Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007

linda jones

Copyright by Linda Jones. It is against the law to copy photos.

Updated: Jan 01, 2008 10:16am PST