Winged Wednesday 3/25/2020

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  1. Eric Gofreed

    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a native of the Southwestern Desert. Roadrunner are related to cuckoos. They are primarily carnivores walking and running down prey and killing it by holding it in their bill and repeatedly slamming it against the ground. Their diet including snakes, frogs, scorpions, dragonflies, tarantulas, mice, and lizards.

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    Both parents care for the nest and feed their young. The full grown chick on right is begging to be fed.

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    Because Roadrunner have short wings; they can only fly a short distance. Here the roadrunner is gliding to a land from a tree.
     
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    Those are impressive images, Eric.
     
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    Here is mine for this week. It is a Lewis's Woodpecker.

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    Stunning image Eric. Nice start.
     
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    Beautiful bird nicely captured Doug.
     
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    Here's mine. Up on top of Cerro Summit.

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    Impressive acts to follow. I'm back to my usual subjects of gulls along the coastlines - in this case with some relatively active seas as a backdrop.

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    Thanks again for starting this Eric, and you left out Wile E Coyote as victims of the Road Runner. But great shots.

    How about an Ibis?

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    That’s beautiful Ben what species of Ibis is this.
     
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    I believe its a white faced Ibis, maybe Eric can confirm.
     
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    Look forward to your gulls each week Alan set against some beautiful scenery.
     
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    Impressive images so far. Tough act to follow.

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    Another great series. I aspire.........
     
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    A couple from me ...........

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    Great bird and a great photo, Doug
     
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    Master level photography!!! Highest compliments
     
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    Based on location and eye color (red), this is a white-faced ibis. Regrettably, white around the base of the bill surrounded by red, a gray bill and red legs are not obvious in this photo. Glossy Ibis have a dark eye, brownish bill, dark underparts
     
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    beautiful flight photo... technically flawless. On the crop, I suggest you allow more space in front of the gull and less space behind it giving the bird a place to go.
     

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