Flight: A photo essay

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Now that I have your attention, why don’t you run on over to my guest post on Bird Canada, entitled Flight: A photo essay. You may have guessed that it was about… flying bird photography! (Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day if you’re Irish, would love to be Irish or are just in the mood to celebrate something.)

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15 thoughts on “Flight: A photo essay

      1. Actually, we thought we did, but then various birding authorities split these birds into three species, the Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), the Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) of eastern North America and the Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) out here on the west coast of North America. But we do share a few other species, although only the Common Raven comes to mind right now.

      2. I guess you might have our House Sparrows and European Starlings – then there’s various ducks, – I’m no longer much of an expert on such things, but I believe Ireland is little poorer done by in the bird species than we are in GB. (Though this may not be reflected in lists, which may include single occurances.)

      3. We do indeed have the three usual *introduced* suspects (House Sparrow, European Starling and Rock Pigeon). The Eurasian Collared Dove has also firmly established itself in Metro Vancouver. But I was trying to think of species that we share that were not introduced in either place, such as the Common or Northern Raven (Corvus corax).

      4. Which if you follow Darwin, would mean the Raven must be very old… or quite possibly introduced with the early settlers, ie if the Vikings/Nordic people got that far – as I believe the Raven was symbol of some sort and may have accompanied them?
        A research project…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      5. Now that would be an amazing research project indeed… it could perhaps be done by analyzing the DNA of various individuals of this species throughout the world?

  1. Hi Pierre – for some reason I “lost” your blog on my reader. I was wondering what happened and now just discovered you have been here all along. I have found that when someone changes their templates/themes, sometimes their posts no longer appear on the reader. So I have signed up to receive your e-mails!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m really glad you’re back, especially since you are one of my very earliest followers! And that is an unfortunate problem — I only hope I haven’t “lost” other people this way. I may have to visit the blogs of all of the people I follow to let them know I am still around. Actually, now that I think of it, that could be quite enjoyable, if time consuming!

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