Saturday, December 17, 2011

I'd like to call back summertime ...

... and have her stay for just another month or so

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South Africa: The Grey Go-away-bird

The Grey Go-away-bird
The Grey Go-away-bird
The Grey Go-away-bird
Two Go-away-birds together


The grey go-away-bird gets it name from its alarm call, which sounds like "go away." Mike got 100 bad photos of them early in the morning on rainy days and finally a few good ones on a sunny day

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birds of South Africa

We took a trip to South Africa to view wildlife, particularly lions, elephants, zebras, etc. However, we also did a bit of birding while there. I know this is supposed to be a NJ bird blog, but we couldn't resist sharing some of these birds from South Africa.


African Hoopoe
African Hoopoe

Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller

 Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Pin-tailed Whydah
Pin-tailed Whydah

Woodland Kingfisher
Woodland Kingfisher

Paradise-flycatcher
Paradise flycatcher


For more of South Africa wilflife, see our South African Wildlife Vacation blog.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Northern Shoveler from Mill Creek Marsh

Northern Shoveler

The bill on this duck always makes us laugh. Here, a male shoveler is getting off a sunken log to take a swim.

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