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Scenes of San Francisco, Oakland, CA, Thailand & Miyajima, Japan -- Posted September 10, 2012
San Francisco, Oakland, Thailand


Scenes of Japan -- Kyoto to Nara -- Posted August 8, 2011
Japan -- Kyoto to Nara


Scenes of Japan -- Hiroshima to Tokyo -- Posted June 2, 2011
Japan -- Hiroshima to Tokyo


People of Burma, Laos and Thailand -- Posted March 20, 2011
People of Burma, Laos & Thailand


Some Larger San Francisco Birds -- Posted January 18, 2011
Some Larger San Francisco Birds


Three Little San Francisco Birds -- Posted September 26, 2010
Three Little San Francisco Birds


Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand -- Posted August 18, 2010
Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand


City Birds and Scenes of Duluth, Minnesota -- Posted July 22, 2010
Duluth, MN City Birds & Scenes


Wild Birds and Monitor Lizards of Bangkok -- Posted July 10, 2010
Bangkok Birds & Water Monitor


Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge Spring 2010
Birds of Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge



More City Birds

Canada Geese enjoy the morning sun while American Coots, Mallards and other birds glide fish and relax on beautiful Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


A Pair of Mallards are seen fishing at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Portrait of a Heron at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Cormorants nesting at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA  -- taken on July 4, 2012


October at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA and the Cormorant nests are empty for another year


Snoozing, grooming and scratching; October finds these juvenile Cormorants enjoying the morning at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.  In a year those brown feathers will be replaced with black feathers.


A female House Finch perched on a roof in City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


Three House Finches exploring the concrete jungle of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A greatly magnified study of a House Finch


Close-up of a brown and white Roman Tufted Goose at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Pigeons, such as this beauty, live the good life at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


A Pigeon of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco, where life for Pigeons isn't easy.


Pigeons of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco, fleeing from a Red-tailed Hawk.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HD Camera


A couple dozen Crows, like a swarm of bees, came in from the Southeast.  They descended to one of their favorite hangouts, briefly resting and foraging before rushing off toward the Golden Gate.



Bird's-eye Views

A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view the San Francisco waterfront during a colorful sunrise with birds stretching their wings.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HS Camera


San Francisco at dusk during the Christmas holidays, 2012.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HS Camera


Full Moon Over San Francisco May 25, 2013.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HS Camera -- Hand Held


An Interesting San Francisco Sunset


The Atami Moon Terrace is Part of the Newly Developed Atami Shinsui Park with Great Day and Night Views of the Port, City and Harbor; and, it is Considered to be a Sacred Place for Lovers


Pigeons Feeling the Love at the Atami Moon Terrace, Atami, Japan


Statue of the Dove of Love at the Atami Moon Terrace, Atami, Japan


A View of Atami, Japan; a Seaside, Hot Springs Resort Area


Birds & Monitor Lizards of Bangkok, Thailand

July 10, 2010 -- Two of the more common land birds seen in Bangkok (and perhaps most of Asia) are Pigeons and Jungle Crows, aka Large-billed Crows. This post features the Jungle Crows of Bangkok.  The Jungle Crow is common throughout most of Asia from Afghanistan to Japan.

Further you see a bit of interaction between a Jungle Crow and a Water Monitor.  The Water Monitor is about the same size and has marking similar to the Gila Monster living in the desert areas of the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico.

As is the case with the Gila Monsters, the Water Monitors of Asia are protected by law. However, because some people break the law, the protected status does not guarantee their survival.

Unlike such creatures as Alligators, the Water Monitor has very strong jaws but no teeth.  This feature would prove to be most disadvantageous for the project to be tackled -- namely taking charge of the old beached fish first claimed by the Jungle Crows which had the intention of making a meal out of the carcass.

In addition to the Jungle Crows and Water Monitor this post features other birds such as the Mynas, Pigeons and more.

Man feeding birds and fish in Bangkok
Feeding Fish and Birds in Bangkok, Thailand

Food offering to Bangkok Jungle Crows
Jungle Crows Eating Food Offering in Bangkok

Jungle Crows Hanging Out in a Bangkok Park
Jungle Crows Hanging Out in a Bangkok Park

Jungle Crows Foraging in a Bangkok Park
Jungle Crows Foraging in a Bangkok Park

A Bangkok Jungle Crow Cawing
A Cawing Bangkok, Thailand Jungle Crow

A Jungle Crow of Bangkok Thailand Eating Greens
A Jungle Crow of Bangkok Thailand Eating Greens

A Jungle Crow Cooling Off During a Hot Bangkok Day
A Jungle Crow Cooling Off During a Hot Bangkok Day

A Pair of Jungle Crows Find a Beached Fish
A Pair of Bangkok Jungle Crows Find a Beached Fish

The Fish, Tough as Shoe Leather, Would Prove Impossible to Eat
The Dried Out Fish Was a Challenge for the Jungle Crows

Crouching, a Jungle Crow Spots a Water Monitor Heading Toward Them
A Jungle Crow Spots a Water Monitor Heading Toward Them

A Water Monitor Lizard Coming Out of the Water
A Water Monitor Lizard Coming Out of the Water

The Water Monitor Lizard Heading to the Dried-up Fish
The Water Monitor Lizard Heading to the Dried-up Fish

The Water Monitor Takes Control of the Dried-up Fish
The Jungle Crow is not Happy, but is Cautious

Grabbing Hold of the Old Fish, the Monitor Would Try to Swallow It
The Water Monitor Getting Ready to Swallow the Fish

The Water Monitor Realized Downing the Fish Would Not Be Easy
The Lizard Realized Downing the Fish Would Not Be Easy

The Lizard Tries Using a Tree to Brace the Fish
The Lizard Tries Using a Tree to Brace the Fish

The Water Monitor Seems Ready to Swallow the Fish
The Water Monitor Seems Ready to Swallow the Fish

Luckless, the Old Fish Slips From the Lizard's Jaws
Luckless, the Old Fish Slips From the Lizard's Jaws

Heated up from the Effort, the Lizard Needs to Cools Down
Heated Up from the Effort, the Lizard Needs to Cools Down

A Common Myna in a Bangkok Park
A Common Myna in a Bangkok Park

A Myna Enjoying Some Park Ground Cover in Bangkok
A Myna Enjoying Some Park Ground Cover in Bangkok

A Common Myna Nearing a Source of Water
A Common Myna Nearing a Source of Water

A Pair of Bangkok Mynas Heading to Town
A Pair of Bangkok Mynas Heading to Town

A Myna Hanging Around Bangkok
A Myna Hanging Around Bangkok

Early Morning a Bangkok Heron is Seen Fishing
Early Morning a Bangkok Heron is Seen Fishing

A Bangkok Sparrow Exploring the Concrete Jungle
A Bangkok Sparrow Exploring the Concrete Jungle

Caged Doves in Bangkok, Thailand
Caged Doves in Bangkok, Thailand

Two Bangkok Pigeons Enjoying a Day at the Park
Two Bangkok Pigeons Enjoying a Day at the Park

A White Bangkok Pigeon at the Water's Edge
A White Bangkok Pigeon at the Water's Edge

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Bird Reference

 - American Coots

 - American Robins

 - American White Pelicans

 - Birds of Thailand

 - Black-crowned Night Heron

 - Black Phoebe

 - Brewer's Blackbirds

 - Brown Pelicans

 - Canada Geese

 - Common Mynas

 - Cormorants

 - Crows

 - Doves

 - Egrets

 - Glaucous-winged Gulls

 - Great Blue Herons

 - Greater White-fronted Goose

 - House Finch

 - Jungle Crow

 - Lesser Scaup

 - Mallards

 - Muscovy Ducks

 - Mute Swans

 - Pelicans

 - Ravens

 - Sparrow, House

 - Sparrow, White-crowned

 - Starlings


Location Reference

 - Bangkok, Thailand

 - Burma (Myanmar)

 - Duluth, Minnesota

 - Hiroshima, Japan

 - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

 - Inle Lake, Burma

 - Irrawaddy River, Burma

 - Kobe, Japan

 - Kyoto, Japan

 - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

 - Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

 - Laos

 - Luang Prabang, Laos

 - Mandalay, Burma

 - Mekong River

 - Miyajima, Japan

 - Nara, Japan

 - Oakland, CA

 - Republic of Korea (South Korea)

 - San Francisco, CA

 - Thailand

 - Tokyo, Japan

 - Vientiane, Laos


More City Birds

          Early Birds at Dawn on Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          From Head to Toe at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA Canada Geese

          A Duluth, MN Mallard in January

          At Dawn, Canada Geese Take Flight Over Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          Gulls and other birds are comfortable living in and around the concrete jungles

          An American Robin Foraging Early in the Morning at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          An American Robin Gathering Food for Chicks Nesting in a Tree High Above at the San Francisco National Cemetery

          Amidst Hundreds of Graves, an American Robin Forages at the San Francisco National Cemetery

          American White Pelicans and Canada Geese at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          American White Pelicans, such as these at Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, California, are one of America's largest birds, and they are Impressive with their wings spread open

          House Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow at Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          A House Sparrow pondering winter in Duluth, MN

          White-crowned Sparrow at Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          Canada Geese from Treasure Island in Flight over San Francisco Bay Heading Toward the Marin Headlands (Alcatraz to the Left)

          A Pair of Jungle Crows Hanging Out in a Downtown Bangkok Park

          These Common Indian Doves are seen foraging around an open-air restaurant in Phuket, Thailand, where people enjoy feeding them.

          Five House Finches Enjoying the Day on Top of a Highrise Fire Escape.

          Three House Finches Enjoying the March Sun White a Crow on an Adjoining Building Stands Watch.

          After Construction Workers Leave for the Day, a Pair of Crows Takes Over the Crane.

          A Release Bird, this White Homing Pigeon was Briefly Seen Enjoying Lake Merritt, Oakland while Provoking Curiosity among the Regulars at the Lake

          Cormorants are Seen Resting on the Anchor Chains of a Ship Moored in the Harbor of Yokohama, Japan

More City Scenes

          Torii Gate, Miyajima, Japan

          San Francisco at Dusk

          A San Francisco Sunset

          Flowers of Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          Flowers of Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          A Tokyo Sunrise

          A View of Kobe, Japan as Rebuilt after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco with the Ferry Building in the Foreground and Mount Sutro Tower in the distance.  Taken from Treasure Island During an Early Spring Morning

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco with Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, Taken from Treasure Island During an Early Spring Morning

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco from Treasure Island

          A View of Downtown San Francisco from Twin Peaks

          In this view of San Francisco, we see the TransAmerica Pyramid in the upper-left corner, the dome of City Hall is to the left, slightly below center, the tower of the Ferry Building is seen upper right of center and the United States Mint is seen in the center of the picture's foreground.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          In this view of San Francisco, we see the TransAmerica Pyramid in the upper-left corner, the dome of City Hall is to the left, slightly below center, the tower of the Ferry Building is seen upper right of center and the United States Mint is seen in the center of the picture's foreground.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of Downtown San Francisco from Twin Peaks

          A View of portions of San Francisco's  Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Telegraph Hill with Coit Tower in the upper-center of the picture taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of San Francisco's Castro District taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of Alcatraz Island taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Twin Peaks

          A View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco Side

          A View of Oakland, CA with the San Francisco Waterfront in the foreground and Mt. Diablo in the background, taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A Colorful Winter Sunset Showing Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro Tower, San Francisco

          Sunrise Over Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland, CA

          An Autumn view of Seoul, Korea's beautiful skyline

          A storm-threatening sunset over San Francisco

          Sunrise Over Mt. Davidson (the highest natural point in San Francisco at 928 feet (283 m), with the Upper Portion of the Cross Visible

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