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Rainbow Lorikeet ~ Allfarblori ~ Trichoglossus haematodus
Have I menationed that Lorikeets are loud and kind of evil? ;-)
2014 © Jesse Alveo
I woke up super early Saturday morning to hit the road and drive far into the desert. My goal: see a male Hooded Merganser (the awesome bird in my profile photo).
I arrived at Apollo Park in Lancaster, CA at 7:30AM. I walked all around the two lakes there several times with my camera and binoculars in hand. These photos are what resulted.
I ultimately did not find my dream bird (even though it is often reported there on eBird) I found the female counterpart which is a consolation I suppose.
Species by order of appearance: An angry Great-Tailed Grackle, a Great-tailed Grackle taking a baff, a beautiful European Starling showing off its iridescence, female Hooded Merganser, House Sparrow collecting nesting material, a spiffy Ruddy Duck showing off a blue beak, and a Black-Crowned Night Heron snuggled in a tree.
Saw a pair of Anchiornis on my hike today!
(Pileated woodpeckers, Sourland Mountain preserve, central NJ. Male on the left, female on the right.)
American Avocets battling #bird #birds #birding #birdfreaks #utahbirders #Utah #utahgram #igutah #outdoors #nature #wild #wildlife #nofilter #latergram (at Lehi Fields)
The Flame Robin - Petroica phoenicea, is a small passerine bird native to Australia.
Photo by Swervyn Mervjn.
The White-backed Vulture - Gyps africanus, is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. Like other vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of animals which it finds by soaring over savannah.
Photo by Scoth Macskill.