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A Ring-necked Pheasant for

#NewBirdPoker #BirdPoker created by +Phil Armishaw
hosted by +Jasbir S. Randhawa for this week - Tuesday’s theme - Colourful Birds
#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)
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I am not sure what this bird is - ID help welcome - This was shot somewhere near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

#NewBirdPoker #BirdPoker created by +Phil Armishaw
hosted by +Jasbir S. Randhawa for this week - Monday’s theme - Birds farthest from home
#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)

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The year in review and wishes for a beautiful year ahead

In short, this picture epitomizes the year for me - it just flew by just like this ;-)

Happy New Year to all my friends...


#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)

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An oystercatcher with sushi for

#NewBirdPoker created by +Phil Armishaw and curated this week by +John Wade.

From one waterbody (pond) posted by +Jim Robertson to another (Pacific Ocean).

Captured this evening at one of my favorite place to go birdwatching in the Bay Area...

#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)
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One more from the Thanksgiving weekend. We saw this Kestrel have its thanksgiving dinner of a vole... Processed using the new improved Affinity Photo 1.5. So far it looks like a much improved RAW processing from the earlier version... #MacAffinity

#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)
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So i hastily blew the dust from my camera and took it out just to make sure the kit is still alive. Happy to hear that familiar, exciting sound of the shutter trip.

A Western Meadowlark from the Thanksgiving weekend for

#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)

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As we wind down this week's #newBirdPoker, here is the last post and a shout out to +Marilyn Benham who is to host the next week's theme. All the posts of this week can be found in the NewBirdPoker community discussions stream here: https://plus.google.com/communities/113260577324724341303

One Avocet, a few dowitchers and a good number of godwits for

#NewBirdPoker created by +Phil Armishaw and hosted this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan - theme : Multiple Species.

#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)


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Raising the bar to 3 ;-) - Stork, Gull and Pelican for

#NewBirdPoker created by +Phil Armishaw and curated this week by +Ramprakash Ram Mohan - Main Theme: Multiple Species

#birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Philippe Avenel +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown
#birdsgallery by +Heinrich Wagner (+Birds GALLERY)


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