Patagonian Memories!

Stunning Patagonia. We were back for the second time in January of this year.

This is a saltwater marsh bird-sanctuary in El Calafate Argentina. It looked like a Monet painting.

These Harrier Hawks were guarding their nest and dove at us repeatedly. We wore tie on hats and protective eyewear and ducked a lot. We moved out of their nesting territory, but not before I took some shots. It was quite exhilarating!
Note the talons!

He looks rather annoyed at me doesn’t he!

The Southern Caracara’s were everywhere!

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We came upon this herd of oncoming traffic while exploring down a dirt road in Las Rocas, El Calafate. You can see why Patagonia is famous for its horses. They were a gorgeous sight, and a bit of a problem as the road had no shoulder! They streamed around us quite politely though!
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El Perito Morena Glacier El Calafate.

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This Night Heron was in Ushuaia Argentina, the southern most city in the world, nicknamed El Fin Del Mundo. Of course we want to go back!
Cheers to you and happy Tuesday!

My final Six: Patagonian Bird Shots!

This post is dedicated to Alistair. Check out his incredible seagull shot & say goodbye to the last of my Patagonian bird shots!

A Photo A day … February 07 2013

Click to enlarge for optimal viewing.

Southern Caracara (an aggressive raptor with an up to 52 inch wingspan)

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Dolphin Gull (native to Southern Argentina & Chile) It took me awhile to find out what this bird was!


Goslings (these were in Buenos Aires)


Magellan Goose (South American goose)


Southern Lapwing (only crested wader in South America)


Long-tailed Meadowlark (native to Southern South America)


The heron in my prior post is a Black Crowned Night Heron!