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Geam Liang

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  1. Taken on April 21, 2018 in Sea World, Orlando - the large lake. These 2 ducks are swimming together, a pair I think. First 2 pics are the same duck while the second 2 pics are of the other duck. There are Mallards (non-breeding plumage) out there with them. I photographed them because they looked different.
  2. Taken mid April, 2018 at Sea World Orlando, beside the main lake. I think the 1st pic is the adult although the deep pink is not too distinct and it appears to be making a nest up on a tree - low branch, about 5-6 feet off the ground. The 2nd and 3rd pic should be the juvenile right as they don't have the deep pink shoulder patch. Thanks.
  3. Taken on April 21, from where I was staying which is about a 10 minute drive from Sea World. Pics 1&2 are taken at 9:41am, while Pics 3,4&5 are taken (same location) at 9:44-9:45am. They are 2 different birds. Pic1&2 looks like a smallish Sea Eagle I often see back home (South East Asia) but I've no idea what it is. Pic3-5.. 2nd bird, could it be a Cooper's Hawk? Thanks for any help to ID them.
  4. Taken on April 21, 2018 at Sea World Orlando, edge of the (man-made?) lake. This blackish bird is smaller in my estimate than the Common Raven and not as stout as the American Crow, furthermore it's eyes are whitish/yellowish which made me think of Brewer's Blackbird but then the beak shape is all wrong. The only possibility (and I stand correct, hence this request for help) is the Rusty Blackbird. Thank you.
  5. Taken on Apr 21, 2018 in Orlando. Small pond near where I was staying over. 1st pic shows the 2 birds - I think the one on the left is a Little Blue Heron although the colouration is more greyish; I am clueless as to the one on the right - 'closest' guess is the American Bittern but I'm quite sure this is incorrect. 2nd and 3rd pics are showing the individual birds. Bird on 3rd pic is a different bird from the one in the 1st pic.
  6. Thanks.. this is very good to know. Glad we now have much tighter controls to prevent such things from happening although man's greed and/or ignorance and the illegal bird trade is causing havoc all over the world.
  7. House Sparrow! Thanks... now I can pair up with the male I had seen/photographed at a different place.
  8. Thank you... I'm really bad with raptors in the air. Appreciate the finer points you outlined
  9. Mid April 2018. Can't remember where we stayed in Denver but this was taken behind the hotel, near a small pond. There are so many different sparrow species in North America. I tried looking and comparing photos from the www.allaboutbirds.org/ but could not find a match. Maybe this is a female or a juvenile (I looked only at the males, even then I cannot be sure at all if I've done justice in the photo comparison)
  10. Thank you. Am very grateful for your help here. I'm going to bed soon and I won't be surprised if I'll be dreaming of ducks and geese =D
  11. Noted with much thanks... nature knows best how to dress those critters.
  12. Took these shots after coming out of the National Museum just north of Jackson Hole. It was a beautiful day and the birds were very high up and I had to zoom all the way to get some shots off. 2nd and 3rd pics are further cropping of a similar shot of these 3 birds circling above me. The one on the left looks smaller? Juvenile? Bird in the 2nd pic had almost half of its tail feathers missing. Thanks for the help.
  13. Thanks Charlie, really appreciate the explanation.. I'm obviously an armature and at best an occasional visitor to your beautiful country, so I'm very appreciative of what you have told me. My notes get thicker. I'm good with the confirmation of the Dark-Eyed Junco and that it's an adult.
  14. Wow... thanks. Such fine, fine points to differentiate them. Many thanks.
  15. Wow... you've got a really sharp eye! I searched for the ring-neck and canvasback and indeed they match! Awesome. Thank you so much. I need to get better photos the next time and perhaps take a short video so that I can better see their behaviour.
  16. Mid April 2018. I visited the National Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole and drove by a pond where I spotted ducks/geese. The signage says we're not supposed to stop and get down from the car so I slowed down and shot through the window at maximum magnification and I still had to do lots of cropping. I'm using a Nikon P900 which has pretty good range but it's not an DSLR so I lose out on quality. These are the best shots I could get. There is signage that says we can spot the Goldeneye among other ducks and geese. I photographed (and identified) a Trumpeter Swan on the same pond. Thanks.
  17. Taken while I was 'stuck' at West Yellowstone, Montana waiting for the park to be open. I'm guessing this is the Golden Eagle but I'm sorry the poor quality of the photograph just does not show the golden nape. It was a bright hazy sky and I tried my best to correct for the contrast and shadows in the photo below, while keeping the colours as natural as possible. I understand the juveniles have white feathers at the base of the tail. I do see some white feathers in this picture. Thanks in advance.
  18. Mid April 2018. I was at West Yellowstone, Montana and the Park was still CLOSED due to a longer/colder winter. So I went around and this is one cute bird feeding on seeds/worms on the ground full of pine needles. I just need a confirmation that this is a junco and if so, is it a juvenile or a female? I'm also a bit confused as to the many 'types' of juncos out there. Appreciate the help and some guidance here.
  19. Thanks... Red-winged it is then for me. I'll make a change in my log.
  20. Thanks, appreciate the effort.. I think you're right, when I was in Yellowstone, the guide pointed out to a Red-winged Blackbird which I managed a few shots (it was evening and unfortunately against the setting sun.. all I got was basically a black silhouette =D... Here's a Brewer's Blackbird I photographed when I was at Oakhurst enroute to Yosemite.
  21. Yes!!! Thanks so very much. I hope I'm not bothering you but is this added shot also of the House Sparrow? female or some other bird? Thanks.
  22. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just opposite the National Elk Refuge. Solitary bird. Mid April 2018
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