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White-crowned Pigeon

by Stan Tekiela
© NatureSmart
April 16, 2014


After 30 years, it doesn't happen very often any more. But every now and then I get to see and photograph a new species of bird that I have never seen before. This is known as a "lifer" bird. Over the decades I have been leading birding trips and also conducting wildlife photography workshops and the participants of these events regularly see "lifer" species. Let me tell you, it is a thrill each and every time for them.

I think sharing in...

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