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  1. An Angry bird. Fluffed up Green Heron. To be my avatar.
  2. Great Frigatebirds, Males in breeding dIsplay. Great distinguished from Magnificent by green on back. Galápagos.
  3. A few birds from the way south. Go along with egg thief earlier. Antarctic Terns
  4. I apologize that these are not recent, if that is an issue, but I now mostly photograph on eco-trips. Since I then get a passel of pix then I'd submit 20 in 4 days and that would be worse. Here are some blue-footed boobies from the Galápagos: Oh, bored?? look at my website to be updated tomorrow. The second photo is on the front page: https://www.housleyphoto.com
  5. South Polar Skua robbing the nest of a Gentoo penguin on the Antarctic Peninsula, December 2016. He flew a few yards away and devoured the egg. The Gentoo is peculiarly useless in protecting the nest. Squawking seems their major defense. If both parents are around the Skua usually fails. Nest placement is very important in passing on your genes. The Skua is sometimes seen in the Mid pacific so it is listed in iBird. Keep your eye out, the last frame may end up in iBird.
  6. Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird, Monteverde Costa Rica Feb. 3, 2019. ed: Little unsharp since I downsized the file and its shown>100%.
  7. All I got was this direct on, silhouetted in Lake Arenal area. Do you agree it is a Clay-colored thrush or am I completely off base here? edited: ^^exposure,^saturation, definition and vibrancy. sharpened . Just as an aside might it not help to edit some of these really dark images by increasing the exposure before posting. Just saying. Or are the helping hands downloading themselves and fiddling with the image?? george ed: Thanks in advance.
  8. I think Ill buy it. My book is brand new, listing it as Black-crowned. I think I blew it off because my example has no wing bar and both book examples show one as well as white spots only on the tail end not along the outer border like my photo seems to show (although the tail is rounded which may give that impression). Going back your ID is probably the best and fits my 'ant...' recollection. One of the Cornell females seems to show more proximal tail spots. I can recall the time, and even the place on the walk. The naturalist just tossed the ID offhandedly out there and we kept on walking. (We were busy chasing Collared aracaris and Keel-billed Toucans, who wouldn't be elsewhere occupied?) Thank you. My vanity web site. Just a showoff place, linked elsewhere in the iBird contributors list.
  9. Another deep in the rainforest, behind the foliage, worsened by my tremor, image of a 'low bushes' bird. The Naturalist mentioned an ant shrike or bird by my vague recollection. I'm striking out though, even with females. No ant" " really fits. With this one buried in the foliage, don't completely trust the colors. See my last mistaken notion about color and bad focus although the focus is better here. The tail is spotted on its edge and the visible back and breast not spotted. ?eye ring. Again, as always, thank you in advance, even if you do point me to something I already rejected 😉
  10. Thanks, I saw this in my search of the Field Guide, Birds of Costa Rica (garrigues)and because of the differences, the more greenish head (which in retrospect could be due to processing given the slow shutter speed and my tremor, therefore a wash over effect from the vegetation) the larger white throat on the reference (again processing issues) and the lack of a wing bar on my bird, I rejected that choice. In looking further afield😁 some of the images in google, appreciating the possible misidentification, also have no wing bar. The one in the field guide with bar is IDed as the Caribbean race. Given all this, I buy it. Thank you for making me look twice. And I just reviewed the note versions I took during my trip. The naturalist did mention a shrike tanager the day I took this, 30 versions ago. I did not get a further ID but in the field my notes were brief.Thank you Mac OS. ed. and the time of the note 513PM was just after the photo time stamp at 427pm
  11. Corcovado National Park Pacific side of peninsula. Mid-late afternoon. Feb 1, Deep in the rain forest. Howlers and Black-throated Trogons all about. Of course pardon the image at ISO 2500 f7.1 1/20 sec +0.67 400 mm. The image has been brightened a bit, sharpened with increased micro contrast and saturation although I believe the colors are close to accurate with greenish head and grey brown back and prominent yellow. Thank you in advance. Half the time I'm overlooking something obvious, today?
  12. Thank you. In looking further you appear correct. Second time I just have not looked far afield enough. My saffron finch was the first submitted to the iBird app and is still there. This one will be submitted as well. george
  13. Out of back window just south of Volcanoes NP. Yellow fronted Canaries (adult typical) were around but this guy/gal has me flummoxed.
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