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big spirit, tiny bird, color blocking

2015-11-17 - 6:59 a.m.

I have fallen so far behind because it took me so long to get my keyboard fixed long distance. We'll see how it holds. Also I usually only have a few minutes free here or there before I fall asleep only to wake up and immediately start searching again. I haven't figured out how many life birds I've added but it's a ton.

So. November 8 was where I stopped. There was a spot of bother trying to figure out the various sunbirds. The females of the area are all much of a muchness, and the first one I saw was very close, very tiny-- and very female. When I saw her mate, he was so much larger both in reality (thanks to the sweep of tail) and in one's view (thanks to the vivid color patches that made him jump out) I really didn't think they were members of the same species. In fact, he impressed me as being so large that I described him to the others as "shaped like a sunbird, feeding on nectar like a sunbird, but much bigger." Fortunately S. got a photo, and I now know that it's a Mrs. Gould's Sunbird.

It was a slow migration day but we had some intense moments. Another close fly by from a Lammergeier/Bearded Vulture. I think he wanted us to donate a tourist, and I already had a couple in mind.

The Jungle Crows were very disagreeable and beat the hell out of any bird they could catch, including Steppe Eagles.

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