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N 7 B 21 C 2 E Feb 13, 2020 F Apr 9, 2020
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Mandarin Duck:-

Mandarin Duck:-

We have not confirmed his ring number this visit, but it is more than likely it is the same returning duck as in previous years.

His full ring number is 4274391 and he was ringed as an adult male on the 9th of April 2015 at Bestumkilen, near Akershus, Oslo in Norway!
(courtesy of the Grampian ringing Group)

The male has the most elaborate and ornate plumage with distinctive long orange feathers on the side of the face, orange 'sails' on the back, and pale orange flanks. The female is dull by comparison with a grey head and white stripe behind the eye, brown back and mottled flanks. They were introduced to the UK from China and have become established following escapes from captivity.

Courtesy: RSPB

Tags:   2020 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Bird Country Mandarin Duck Nature Scotland Years

N 29 B 116 C 12 E Feb 13, 2020 F Apr 9, 2020
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Jay - Garrulus Glandarius

Although they are the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets you know a jay is nearby and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.

The word jay has an archaic meaning in American slang meaning a person who chatters impertinently.

The term jaywalking was coined in 1915 to label persons crossing a busy street carelessly and becoming a traffic hazard. The term began to imply recklessness or impertinent behavior as the convention became established.

In January 2014, Canadian author Robert Joseph Greene embarked on a lobbying campaign among ornithologists in Europe and North America to get Merriam-Websters Dictionary to have a "Jabber of Jays" as an official term under bird groups.

Population:

UK breeding:
170,000 territories

Tags:   Jay Jays Avian Animal Animals Birds. Bird Bird Photography Countryside Copse Corvids Wildlife. Wildbirds Wetlands Woodlands Woodland Woods Wildlife Photography Jeff Lack Photography Farmland Forest Fields Forests Forestry Trees Nature Nature Photography Nikon Ornithology

N 6 B 19 C 0 E Feb 24, 2016 F Apr 9, 2020
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N 5 B 173 C 1 E Apr 8, 2020 F Apr 8, 2020
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This interior is the office of Gord Crawford. Photographed at the Taber Cornfest Show and Shine in 2019.

I posted this image full-sized if you care to have a look at a huge image.

This is a hand-held HDR image made from 3 bracketed images. Editing done with Lightroom and Photoshop's LAB Color Space.

Below is a picture of Gords car from a previous year's show in Southern Alberta.

Tags:   Gord Crawford 1932 Ford Hot Rod Taber Cornfest Show and Shine HDR Hot Rod 1932 Ford

N 4 B 66 C 1 E Apr 8, 2020 F Apr 8, 2020
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This interior is the office of Gord Crawford. Photographed at the Taber Cornfest Show and Shine in 2019.

I posted this image full-sized if you care to have a look at a huge image.

This is a hand-held HDR image made from 3 bracketed images. Editing done with Lightroom and Photoshop's LAB Color Space.

Below is a picture of Gords car from a previous year's show in Southern Alberta.

Tags:   Gord Crawford 1932 Ford Hot Rod Taber Cornfest Show and Shine HDR Hot Rod 1932 Ford


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