İZMİR…. Birdlife

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Thursday 16 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

I’m a bit of a nature lover, as you might have guessed, having aborted the prescribed lifestyle of the modern west, for life here in rural Turkey. But as much as I love and appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer, I’m a self-confessed numpty when it comes to knowing the ‘proper names’ for everything, and that includes birds (feathered variety – I’m ok on the other).

Anyway, this is a small collection of shots I took whilst on that jaunt of ours to the city of İzmir, on the western coast of Turkey back in the summer. Naturally, I’ve taken some non-educated guesses as to species (I’m probably on some ornithologists ‘hit list’ somewhere) 🙂

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I’m guessing ‘Seagul’…

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I’m guessing ‘Crow’…

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I’m guessing ‘Pigeon’…

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Haha, that ‘Seagul’ again…

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And his family…

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and his elder brothers on ‘lookout’ duty…?

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For other posts in this series on İzmir, click HERE !

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12 thoughts on “İZMİR…. Birdlife

  1. swamiyesudas says:

    My Dear Spike, I am a worse ornithologist; they turned up last night and killed me, so it is my spirit writing! …Good collection of photographs. Love and Regards. 🙂

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  2. Caspian gulls (that’s a flock of juvies), hooded crows, and rock pigeons/doves.

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  3. Mei-Mei says:

    Haha, I’m one of those that like to know the “proper names” for everything 🙂 My husband, though, once told me about a “big blue bird” he saw outside his window…after I stopped laughing I told him it was a blue jay, one of the most common and recognizable songbirds in our area. No wonder he doesn’t like to go birding with me…

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  4. fredrieka says:

    garbage pickers woof .. Looks like they like vodka

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  5. lizard100 says:

    Yeah! Not just me then. I don’t know many names for anything in nature. But hey. I still like stuff

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  6. Those are rock pigeons. These “townies” are not nearly as attractive as their country cousins, the wood pigeon. I think you’re right about the other birds, although I can’t find any brown speckled seagulls with dark wing-tips on the RSPB site. I know that younger gulls are often speckled like that.

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