Thursday, March 12, 2009

Can You Pick Out All The Different Birds?


Today's Skywatch Friday photo comes from Blackpoint Drive in Merritt Island, Florida. Can you name all the different types of birds in the photo, there is at least five different ones. Be sure and click the link to view other great Skywatch photos from all over the world.

44 comments:

nessabates said...

Wow! What a catch!! I have seen them all before but can't remember their names. Beautiful photo!

Sara G said...

Brad, great great photo.
Happy SWF.
I got invited on a trip to Yellowstone in August...any suggestions on what the normal visitor doesn't get to see??

kjpweb said...

Cool shot - and I don't have one like that. Was at Viera yesterday, though. :)
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Sylvia K said...

What a great shot! Beautiful birds even if I can't tell what all of them are! Thanks for sharing and Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!

Rob Ripma said...

Nice shot showing many different species!

Tranquility said...

Oh neat! What an interesting flock!
It looks like maybe some pelicans or cranes of some kind? What are those pink birds? The only pink bird I know about is a flamingo.

Photo Cache said...

Great shot; One can see the details when enlarged. Yap, what are those pink birds?

Mary said...

I'm not really a birder, but what a WONDERFUL shot!!! Happy SWF. :)

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. I'd be guessing if I named the birds but by any other name they are still beauties in flight.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

No, I can't name them. But I'm amazed that that many are flying together. ;-)

Tarolino said...

I have very little knowledge about birds. especially foreign ones. Only pink birds I know is Flamingoes and some looked like storks of some sort. Possibly there were geese too.
It is an amazing action shot. How you managed this is beyond my comprehension. Absolutely marvellous.

Dewdrop said...

No, I can't, but is one a flamingo??? :D Great capture!

ascu75 aka Don said...

NOPE is the simple answer but then I am a Brit what would I know. Brad great shot cheers for sharing XXX Don

the daily said...

beautiful

My entry for SWF this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

FickleMinded said...

what a great bunch of birds! i like those in reds.
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Modesto Viegas said...

great shot!!!
Regards

SandyCarlson said...

I can't--and that's a sweet dilemma! Great that there are so many.

P-TER said...

Super shot !
A great picture ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Guy D said...

Amazing capture, its perfect.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
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imac said...

Nice one Brad, well caught sir.

Rose said...

I you don't mind, how many kinds are there...I enlarged it and still can't tell. What an awesome capture!

Jeri said...

Great shot and great idea for SWF and no way can I name them!

Kyle said...

Wonderful shot, Brad! Off the bat I see White Ibises, Snowy Egrets and Roseate Spoonbills (the pink ones). The bigger egret in the top right corner looks like it might be a Great Egret, but I'm not sure about that one. Also not sure about the four darker birds...

Have a great weekend!

NovaS said...

I must say, i found 3 of a kind of the birds in that photo.. lovely...

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Carletta said...

Beautiful shot!
I knew egrets and I knew the pink wasn't a flamingo but couldn't recall until I saw Kyle's comment -he got it.

You sure had a great time in Merritt Island!
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Kerri said...

What a fabulous capture! How neat that they were all flying together!

Great Skywatch!!

Babooshka said...

Excellent to catch more than two types in on image.

Elaine Dale said...

Jeez, looks like a conference!

VALKYRIEN said...

What a catch! My birds always looks - well - on the move, and dizzy...This is crystal clear! Love it!

And thanks for visiting my blog! And yes; take a trip to Norways west coast, there are both wonderful birds, and dramatic landscape!

Leedra said...

Spoonbills
White Ibis
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
but I cannot see the smaller dark birds good enough to tell, even after clicking to enlarge. This is great to get them all together in one photo. Nice SWF.

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Carolyn said...

Wow, what a wonderful photo and catch. I managed to id flamingo, maybe Canada Goose(front of the pack) and some kind of crane....so I guess I got one! Thank you for sharing and stopping by.
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Deborah Godin said...

Hmm, let's see - egrets, spoonbills, ibis..oh and a brown whatchmacallit.

Mojo said...

I'm not nearly fluent enough in bird to pick out the different species, but it's a fantastic photo!

kayleen said...

In addition to what Leedra enumerated, it looks like there might be a Great Blue Heron, and is that a Northern Harrier on the far left. Was he the culprit is getting all these birds in the air?

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Great photo of beautiful birds in flight!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Heck no Brad! But it's a wonderful picture and capture!

Beautiful said...

I saw some egrets ... Nice shot. Enlarge my SW and tell me what you think ...

fishing guy said...

Brad: What a wonderful capture, such neat detail. I see ibis, egrets, spoonbills, ducks and hawks/vulture all one wing. There may be more than 5 kinds.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have a wonderful selection of things on your blog Bradley.

Maalie said...

I think I can see Wood Stork in there! Also white egret/heron, and even a spoonbill?

Reader Wil said...

Brad, this is a great photo and right in time. A bit later you wouldn't have had such a shot!

Tess said...

This is just gorgeous! wow! I love this shot. Are they seagulls? some are ducks perhaps or geese? gee whatever, they are just awesome!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Amazing shot, Margaret

nazeee said...

wow! fantastic photo