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Recent content by tanager16

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    Lighting Advice?

    Looks like you are dealing with low light and perhaps some rain or fog. I especially like the sleepy fledglings with their remnant down. The heron is posed quite nicely as well----
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    Salineno lodging

    Sounds like you have a great trip planned, and RGV never fails to provide surprises. I am going to look into the place you found to stay on the western end. I hope you post a bit about your trip. Enjoy!
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    Salineno lodging

    Zapata It is not closer, but Zapata has some nice options. One, non-chain, that comes to mind is the Seedeater Inn, it is not only appealing and historic but the owners are very birder-friendly. In RGV I find the travel very easy and usually try to stay at a preferred spot and just zip down...
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    Striated Swallows dive bombing swimming pool!

    Very nice. The Striated Swallow is particularly striking and appears to be large and hungry!
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    Comment by 'tanager16' in media 'Rather cluttered..'

    Great photo KC I think this is a nice shot, he is lovely tucked in among the late leaves Amy
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    Birds of Patagonia

    Field Guide to Birds of Patagonia & South Atlantic I downloaded this new e-book from Kindle last week. i was happy to see the reference here, as I had struggled in finding regional references for an upcoming few weeks in Patagonia. The book is well-done, with maps, good photos and some of the...
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    Turacos by Forshaw and Cooper going cheap

    Forshaw and Cooper Turacos Thanks for the tip! Mine is on the way from Andrew Isles--shipping to US was $25 AUD--seemed like a deal to me!
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    Comment by 'tanager16' in media 'Squacco - bad hair day'

    I love these pictures of the Squacco--a strikingly beautiful heron. I saw quite a few in Madagascar but, alas, not one nice photo. This "tufted guy" is great!
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    Comment by 'tanager16' in media 'Mountain Hare'

    very nice! i like the lack of contrast in the foreground
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    Good Morning Everyone, I joined the forum sometime ago but never introduced myself. I thought this might be the time as I was wondering if anyone else was planning to attend the Rio Grande Valley festival in SE Texas next month? This is my second birding festival trip into Texas, the first...