Hi from New York

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7 years 7 months ago #22037 by darth bangkok
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Hello fellow birders,

I'm a new member from New York, US. This looks like most members are from South Africa, but it seems great because there are forums for everywhere and so many topics. Hopefully I can make some small contribution to the site.

I've been to SA twice and loved it each time. The first time was by "accident" (little bit of a story - my future wife couldn't get a visa to go to the US with me, so we went to SA where she didn't need one so we could get her some stamps and prove her "worthiness"). We went to Kruger and Cape Town. I wasn't into wildlife at all at the time but that trip changed my life forever because now I am full on! We just went back in September 2009 with my aunt and uncle. Since they can never take long vacations, we went only to KNP for about a week or so.

I suppose my first few posts will be trying to get some IDs for birds I saw in KNP <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

Cheers,
DB

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7 years 7 months ago #22089 by gordon
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Hi darth,

Welcome to the forum! Good to have you on board!

Looking forward to seeing some birds from your area of the US!

Cheers,
Gordon

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7 years 7 months ago #22094 by Doug
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I am yet to travel to the US for birding or otherwise. Looking forward to some photos, trip reports etc. Might just encourage me to go over there myself and twitch a few specials.

Cheers,
Doug

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7 years 7 months ago #22121 by darth bangkok
darth bangkok replied the topic: Re: Hi from New York
Thanks for the welcome. Of course birding here is not quite exotic as in SA, but I'll post a few of my pics to whet your appetite. These were all takein in NYC, you might recognize a few. I haven't been able to get out lately because of work and health, but I hope to soon to take in some of the spring migration.

American Oystercatcher


Black skimmer


Brant geese


Tufted titmouse


Golden-crowned kinglet


Pine siskin


Black-throated blue warbler
http://darthbangkok.smugmug.com/Wildlife/North-America-wildlife/8650755_xaWPh#570958602_QbcDr-A-LB

White-throated Sparrow


Red-tailed hawk


Winter wren


Northern waterthrush


Semipalmated sandpiper


Least sandpiper


Tree swallow


Northern cardinal


Snow geese


Common loon


female Northern cardinal


whoops, got carried away there!

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7 years 7 months ago #22122 by Doug
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Beautiful images.

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7 years 7 months ago #22131 by Doug
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In fact if I have to be honest the Loon is one of my favorites.

One always has birds or families you would always like to see and if I ever make it too Canada or the USA, I would hate to leave without seeing at least one species of loon or diver?

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7 years 7 months ago #22134 by darth bangkok
darth bangkok replied the topic: Re: Hi from New York
That is the only loon I have seen. I had read on a email list that it was in the central park resevoir, so I hurried on over and was lucky enough to find it!

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7 years 2 months ago #29480 by da_aya
da_aya replied the topic: Re: Hi from New York
welcome in this forum..

you got good birds..

like their images..

hope we can share things about birds and share our experiences to...

:) :) :) :) :)

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7 years 2 months ago #29484 by mossie
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Nice pictures.

I particularly like the one of the skimmers. Very striking.

Mossie

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1 year 1 month ago #87360 by wfrancois92
wfrancois92 replied the topic: Re: Hi from New York
Hi All, I am peter new member of this forum. Glad to be part of it. Looking forward to learn some new stuffs and experience.

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