Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Schuhschnabel, Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany. Biggest Bird-Park in the world. Runner-up winner of the Creative Bird Photography Contest: "This close up of a captive Shoebill has captured the very essence of this unusual bird" (Bill Coster) I am happy!!
Happy Father’s day -- My First day on Dad’s back
Born Friday morning. All is well. Great Canadian Loon -- This diver is well-known in Canada, appearing on the "loonie" coin and the previous series of $20 bill, and is the provincial bird of Ontario. Also, it is the state bird of Minnesota. The voice and appearance of the Great Northern Loon has made it prominent in several Native American tales. These include a story of a loon which created the world in a Chippewa story; a Micmac saga describes Kwee-moo, the loon who was a special messenger…