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#473832 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:01 AM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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YES! That certainly looks like your bird. My book is the "Illustrated Field Guide to Birds of Panama." It was expensive, but I bit the bullet -- you should too. The illustrations are drawings and I'm sure there is a Costa Rica version. I do go sort of bird watching when I go to Panama, but I'm such an amateur compared to some of the fanatics I've met along the way.

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#473833 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:59 AM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: bhs63]
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My version of a tropical bird

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#473834 - Tue Jun 23 2009 03:43 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: bhs63]
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That's lovely, bhs - beautiful colours

One of the many different types of bee on the spirea shrub I mentioned in an previous post. I think this one looks quite 'cuddly' although I'm sure I wouldn't think so if I tried!

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#473835 - Tue Jun 23 2009 03:44 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: bhs63]
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and another tropical bird, a blue and yellow macaw at our local zoo "Paradise Wildlife Park'.


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#473836 - Tue Jun 23 2009 05:47 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: picqero]
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Gorgeous picture, Piqero. I see a quilt in its future!!

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#473837 - Tue Jun 23 2009 08:34 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: bhs63]
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Lily, how close were you when you took that shot? Beautiful detail!

Love both the parrots!


A street corner in the old part of Granada, Nicaragua. The city is in the last stages of restoring this beautiful Colonial city.



edited for spelling



Edited by MadMags (Wed Jun 24 2009 10:14 PM)
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#473838 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:17 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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Mags: Is this your bird?

www.birdfinders.co.uk/images/squirrel-cuckoo-costa-2007.jpg

If so, it's a Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)

Here's another website with description instead of just a picture...
www.arthurgrosset.com/sabirds/squirrelcuckoo.html
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#473839 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:24 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: lilyalli]
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wowwwwww lily, that's the best bee pic I've seen in ages (hiding all mine now LOL). Verrrrrrrrry nice.

Mags: sorry, I didn't see your edit at the bottom of your previous note re the bird, otherwise, I wouldn't have put in the links above lol.

Picqero: I think you must secretly work for Audobon or some "animal geographic" Magazine ;ol. ALL of your pictures are high quality, but I must say I adore all your wildlife ones.
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#473840 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:30 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: Jakeroo]
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It certainly looks so, doesn't it? Although in the first link, that bird looks a lot smaller, perhaps it's a young 'un. The third photo down in the second link looks like my garden friend. Thanks for the links, Jakeroo, they were very helpful.
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#473841 - Tue Jun 23 2009 10:44 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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Awesome bee and macaw!

Another desert sunset...


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#473842 - Wed Jun 24 2009 01:55 AM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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Lily, how close were you when you took that shot?




Too close! (about 6cm - photo is cropped)
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#473843 - Wed Jun 24 2009 12:03 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: lilyalli]
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Keeping up the bird theme, here's an Egyptian goose in St. James Park, London.


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#473844 - Wed Jun 24 2009 12:06 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: picqero]
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Nice looking bird pictures everyone. And what a gorgeous sunset, PDAZ.



Here is how I spent my morning. My grandson and I built this volcano from a water bottle.
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#473845 - Wed Jun 24 2009 03:38 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: deputygary]
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Looks like you both had fun, deputygary.

I didn't take any photos today, so here's one from last October. A restored Colonial building in El Centro Viejo, Granada, Nicaragua.



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#473846 - Wed Jun 24 2009 04:40 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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Here's the canal a bit further along in Neasden. Besides a small park next to it you'd never think this was in the middle of a busy industrial area.

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#473847 - Wed Jun 24 2009 06:07 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: satguru]
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A developing magnolia seed pod in the middle of a rain shower

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#473848 - Wed Jun 24 2009 07:41 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: bhs63]
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Desert lichen -- a mix between algae and fungus. They're pretty colorful -- this rock had mint green and orange lichen on it.


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#473849 - Thu Jun 25 2009 10:51 AM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: PDAZ]
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There's a scale of rarity in my old sign collection, they were changed after 1963 and scheduled for removal. I discovered this last week, which is one of the rarest of all, leaving a car park and is in perfect condition besides not having the circle on top which were on most but not all.

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#473850 - Thu Jun 25 2009 02:39 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: satguru]
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We have a planter with artificial flowers hanging just outside our front door. For several years now a house wren has built a nest in amongst the plastic flowers. Here is this year's nest with 3 eggs in it. Every time we open the front door the mama flies off but she returns a few minutes later.



After the nest is empty we have to take the planter down and wash all the mud and bird poo off the wall.
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#473851 - Thu Jun 25 2009 03:28 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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A restored Colonial building in El Centro Viejo, Granada, Nicaragua.



What a fabulous building, I'd love to see the whole thing
Not quite so cool, but still with a few interesting architectural features, this is the police station in the nearby Essex town of Waltham Abbey.


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#473852 - Thu Jun 25 2009 04:37 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: picqero]
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Thank you picqero. Here's the full shot.
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#473853 - Thu Jun 25 2009 04:56 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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A doorway in Granada, Nicaragua. I loved the bright vibrant colours of this city. This door was on a busy street, so I had to stand close to avoid passersby in the shot, thus not able to get the complete arch in. :/



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#473854 - Thu Jun 25 2009 05:11 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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deputygary, I hung some dried Indian corn on my front door at Thanksgiving time. I heard a knocking at my door and went to see who it was. Lol, a bluejay thought the corn was his treat, and was merrily pecking away at it.
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#473855 - Thu Jun 25 2009 05:26 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: MadMags]
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That's funny, Mags. Maybe he knocked because he wanted to thank you...or ask for some more.
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#473856 - Thu Jun 25 2009 06:55 PM Re: JUNE photo a day. [Re: deputygary]
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Hi all! I've missed all these great pics - glad I can catch up now. I've been limiting my computer time due to a bad back. I've been kind of confined, so I have to settle for an indoor picture. I kind of thought this was a pretty, if domestic, arrangement of fruit (if I do say so myself ;D ).







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