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Old 26-01-2013, 10:21   #1
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Bird Identifier

So I was watching two males of some seabird family fight over a female today. Those males either watched Top Gun prior to the fight (and not for Tom Cruise), or seabirds have much more tactical awareness than I thought: hitting his opponent from the top, from underneath, landing on water and just as the opponent would come at him, beak and claw him. Stuff good enough for National Geographic.

I was very impressed and described it to one of marina staff... And then they asked the embarrasing question: "Oh, what bird was it?". I stumbled, changed topic, and left.

So then I tried to find a bird identifier online so I don't have to be embarrased by similar questions in the future. This is the best one I could come up with: The RSPB: Bird identifier

Any other ones you like to use?
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:25   #2
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Re: Bird Identifier

What location?

sea birds - Google Search
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:00   #3
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So I was watching two males of some seabird family fight over a female today. Those males either watched Top Gun prior to the fight (and not for Tom Cruise), or seabirds have much more tactical awareness than I thought: hitting his opponent from the top, from underneath, landing on water and just as the opponent would come at him, beak and claw him. Stuff good enough for National Geographic.

I was very impressed and described it to one of marina staff... And then they asked the embarrasing question: "Oh, what bird was it?". I stumbled, changed topic, and left.

So then I tried to find a bird identifier online so I don't have to be embarrased by similar questions in the future. This is the best one I could come up with: The RSPB: Bird identifier

Any other ones you like to use?
John J Autobahn(sp?) books and Readers Digest has a nice Bird Guide..
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:05   #4
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It's 'Audubon'

but I rather like this one from Cornell University

Search for a bird by entering name, description, and keywords, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Old 26-01-2013, 12:03   #5
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Re: Bird Identifier

The Autobahn is for German birds.
kind regards,
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The Autobahn is for German birds.
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Fast German birds..
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The Autobahn is for German birds.
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Roadrunners, I believe,
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So I was watching two males of some seabird family fight over a female today. Those males either watched Top Gun prior to the fight (and not for Tom Cruise), or seabirds have much more tactical awareness than I thought: hitting his opponent from the top, from underneath, landing on water and just as the opponent would come at him, beak and claw him. Stuff good enough for National Geographic.

I was very impressed and described it to one of marina staff... And then they asked the embarrasing question: "Oh, what bird was it?". I stumbled, changed topic, and left.

So then I tried to find a bird identifier online so I don't have to be embarrased by similar questions in the future. This is the best one I could come up with: The RSPB: Bird identifier

Any other ones you like to use?
iBird | the world's best selling field guide app
For iPhone or Android
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Re: Bird Identifier

Now you've awakened my curiosity. What kind of birds were they?
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Peterson's or Audubon bird guides for iPad.
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