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I have loved bird watching since I was eight. And I have always loved documenting nature. My "birding life list" is 206 as of 6/29/16.

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Desmond.E.S.O Mirror orchid
Mirror orchid commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Comunitat Valenciana, Spain4 years ago

Huge congrats! Well done on your very first Project Noah spotting!

Desmond.E.S.O Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Texas, USA4 years ago

It is an Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx)

Desmond.E.S.O Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull commented on by Desmond.E.S.O São Gonçalo de Lagos, Algarve, Portugal4 years ago

Absolutely fantastic series Malcolm!

Desmond.E.S.O California Towee
California Towee commented on by Desmond.E.S.O San Diego, California, USA4 years ago

I would say the same, I also thought California towhee when I first saw it.

Desmond.E.S.O American Black Duck
American Black Duck commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Candelero Abajo, Puerto Rico, USA4 years ago

This is actually not an American black duck, it's a domesticated duck that ranges from white to black or even both black and white body, usually with some red wart looking skin on their head and face.

Desmond.E.S.O eurasian widgeon
eurasian widgeon commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Coos Bay, Oregon, USA4 years ago

Nice! Iv'e always wanted to one myself, they're cool birds!

Desmond.E.S.O Great Blue Heron (Eating A Snapping Turtle)
Great Blue Heron (Eating A Snapping Turtle) commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Michigan, USA4 years ago

Simply amazing! huge congrats! That Heron's got some really bad strep throat from what I can tell in the last photo...

Desmond.E.S.O Bird
Bird commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA4 years ago

Definitely, the wing pattern is a give away

Desmond.E.S.O Moorhen
Moorhen commented on by Desmond.E.S.O São Gonçalo de Lagos, Algarve, Portugal4 years ago

Your're correct, this is a moorhen but to make it a complete spotting you can add the full name: Common moorhen and the scientific name (Gallinula chloropus). Nice photos!

Desmond.E.S.O Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull commented on by Desmond.E.S.O Maharashtra, India4 years ago

The first photo is indeed a Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

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