Monday in Nature, 2 March 2020

Discussion in 'Nature' started by DavidTriplett, Mar 1, 2020.

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    Our little corner of the Valley tends to collect weather systems coming off the Great Salt Lake. After hours of snow today it looked like there might be a bit of clearing to the north-west, so I packed up and drove out to Antelope Island. No surprise, really, but there was no snow and quite a lovely day, setting up to a marvelous sunset. I managed to capture this fellow against the skyline, just as the sun was approaching the horizon.
  2. A herd of Thomson's gazelle. They look so much like the Springbok save for some small detail on the face.
  3. Not sure if this is a Cooper's or a Sharp-Shinned Hawk.
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    A pair of Coleman Shrimp on a Fire Urchin.
  5. Roadrunner in Austin, Texas DSC_5395.jpg
  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    This is a gray whale in the Guerrero Negro Lagoon, on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, in Mexico

    This is a frame from a 4K video capture with a Nikon Z6.

  7. David Triplett, my favorite island to visit when I'm in Utah;) Bison close up.jpg
  8. Dunno. Hard to tell without seeing the head-to-back area for any color gap. If I have to guess, it is more likely a sharp-Skinned Hawk as the tail pattern seems more neatly rectangular than that of most Cooper's.
  9. Grass is greener on one side than the other
  10. Roger G

    Roger G Roger G

    The perennial conundrum with these two species. I'm going Coopers - based on the way the "forehead" slopes down to the bill, and the rounded tail tip with fairly broad white terminal band. Other opinions?
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    I don't shoot many birds, don't have real long lenses and I'm not good at stalking them. This is a resident of a local park looking for a handout.
  12. I've been way behind on stuff and am just now doing pictures from fall, but here's a sleeping goose from the Falklands.

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  13. Based on the descriptions I've read, I do believe the tail tells the tale, and would also vote 'Coopers.'
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  14. Dieter, If your other pictures at Flickr are the same hawk, I’d probably go 70/30 for Cooper’s. Always a tough one for me, especially when I’m trying to identify at a distance, in flight, through binocs.
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