Monday, January 19, 2015

BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY


Added note as of 1-21-15: Thanks to Margaret at Birding For Pleasure, I THINK my goose is the Greylag Goose and not the Pink-footed, though I am still not 100% sure, so please let me know.  Thank you for your help Margaret. 

This week I have been sharing photos of our trip to Norway last summer.  I found these near the Norwegian Maritime Museum which I mentioned in my previous post. An Oystercatcher in the photo above and the Pink-footed Goose below.  You can click on their names to find out more.  







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37 comments:

  1. The blog I just read before this one had a photo of an American oyster catcher.

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  2. Both types look quite distinctive! The oystercatcher looks like he's up to something.

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  3. Strange names for these creatures! Pink footed goose, but we couldn't see the feet. We will just trust ya!

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  4. Thoroughly enchanting photos, Denise. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. I love the Oyster Catcher! The picture looks like a great painting.

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  6. This is very interesting. I wonder how pink their feet are.

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  7. Both birds are familiar to me yet I haven't got a photograph of either. Looks as if I need to do a bit of travelling with my camera!

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  8. Denise, they are both wonderful birds. I would be thrilled to see them too. Great shots, have a happy day!

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  9. AH! Both birds I have seen only in photos!

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  10. Lovely photos ! I do like those birds to very handsome ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  11. The noise oystercatchers make, sheesh! I see the odd one inland here

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  12. The Oystercatcher sure is a handsome bird.

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  13. i have only seen both of these birds one time each, both were in a park and not in the wild.

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  14. You were fortunate to see the pink footed goose because you were up in Norway and the oyster catcher is also a distinctive looking bird. Great shots!

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  15. The oystercatcher is a very handsome bird.

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  16. such a pretty oystercatcher, I did ours this week.

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  17. I love the quirky looking Oyster Catchers with their distinctive coloured beak. So hard to photograph when I see them over here, they won't stand still!!!! lol :D)
    Great photos Denise.

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  18. I love bird watching over here this weekend the RSPB run the Big GardenWatch to check bird numbers.
    Looks like you are thinking what a good time you had over here maybe your thinking or planning a return visit.???
    X Don

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  19. HI Lynne I was just looking at these geese again and I suggest that they are not Pink -footed as they have a smaller darker head and a pink tip to the end of a smaller bill. See what you think yourself.

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  20. Lovely water birds!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  21. I love oystercatchers because they're so handsome and, not least, because even I can easily identify them.

    Lovely pictures of both birds.

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  22. Honestly I admit of knowing not much about geese...but it looks to have pink feet?!!!

    Excellent images Denise.

    Sorry that I'm slow getting around to paying you a visit since you shared your link at I'd Rather B Birdin'....we've had some family health crisis as I posted on my personal blog [ Here ] and today I'm hoping you'd allow me this belated thank you for participating at the Bird D'Pot!!

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  23. I would be happy just to visit Norway as I hear it is amazing..I enjoy geese of any kind, but can't id them very well...Michelle

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  24. Beautiful birds. I love the horses in your header too.

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