GESO: Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Tue Oct 29 07:21:05 EDT 2019


Some nice shots. Fascinating birds!

Paul

> On Oct 28, 2019, at 8:50 PM, ann sanfedele <annsan at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> I agree - the duck's colors really pop and I've found that hard to achieve..
> Always love flamingo shots nicely composed -- and thatone with the deep-colore bill is especially nice.
> 
> can't help you with the lapwing or not lapwing
> 
> ann
> 
>> On 10/27/2019 6:02 PM, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
>> Very nice!  I especially like the Mandarin Duck.
>> 
>> Dan Matyola
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>> 
>>> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 3:56 PM John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> The Sylvan Heights Bird Park is one of the largest conservation bird parks
>>> in
>>> the U.S. and it's only about 2 hours from my house (allowing time for a
>>> leisurely stop at McDonald's in Nashville, NC to get coffee).
>>> 
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Ev1lIT75M
>>> 
>>> It has large, open air (netted) enclosures you can walk inside and get up
>>> close
>>> & personal with the birds. I got to go down there a couple weeks ago to
>>> see what
>>> I could do with the 600/4.
>>> 
>>> The first 6 are with the 600/4, number 7 is with the 80-200/2.8
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969069383 Masked Lapwing?
>>> 
>>> This little guy was a fugitive from the Australia exhibit running about in
>>> the
>>> enclosure for the Florida Flamingos.
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969065903 American Flamingo
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969607326 Mandarin Duck
>>> 
>>> Another fugitive ... this time from the Europe-Asia exhibit. I don't think
>>> they
>>> get too fussed about "escapees" getting into other enclosures as long as
>>> the
>>> birds are safe.
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969779392 Hammerkop
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969776732 Chilean Flamingo
>>> 
>>> The Chileann Flamingos weren't as pink as the American Flamingos. I think
>>> they
>>> may have not gotten as many of whatever crustacean Flamingos eat that
>>> gives them
>>> the pink color.
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969053993 ???? Lapwing?
>>> 
>>> I didn't find this one in the Wikipedia article about lapwings, so I'm not
>>> sure
>>> what it is, or if it even is a Lapwing, but it's got that same little flap
>>> on
>>> the side of its face.
>>> 
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jb_sessoms/48969594931 Whooping Crane
>>> 
>>> And finally the Whooping Crane - not very sharp because his head was
>>> moving as
>>> he groomed himself and I was shooting through a chain link fence. This is
>>> one of
>>> the birds you can't get into the enclosure with. Sylvan Heights has a
>>> breeding
>>> pair, both injured so they can't be released back into the wild. I only
>>> include
>>> it because most people will never even get to see a live Whooping Crane
>>> 
>>> As usual, I'm not all that certain about my identifications, so if anyone
>>> knows
>>> better, let me know.
>>> 
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