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  • Most any situation that would call for a “reservation” in the US would call for a “booking” in the UK. For instance, you’ll need to book a hotel room for your stay in the UK and you might also want to get a booking for a nice restaurant.
  • (flight) shoot a bird in flight
  • (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace
  • (flight) an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
  • Shoot (wildfowl) in flight
  • (flight) fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
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Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight
Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors In Flight
Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soaring, gliding, or flapping far, far away.
Hawks from Every Angle takes hawk identification to new heights. It offers a fresh approach that literally looks at the birds from every angle, compares and contrasts deceptively similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. Jerry Liguori pinpoints innovative, field-tested identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen.
Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32 black & white photos, Hawks from Every Angle is unique in presenting a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail--the species most common to migration sites throughout the United States and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed, including plumage, shape, and flight style traits.
For all birders who follow hawk migration and have found themselves wondering if the raptor in the sky matches the one in the guide, Hawks from Every Angle--distilling an expert's years of experience for the first time into a comprehensive array of truly useful photos and other pointers for each species--is quite simply a must.
Key Features:
The essential new approach to identifying hawks in flight
Innovative, accurate, and field-tested identification traits for each species
339 color photos on 68 color plates, 32 black & white photos
Compares and contrasts species easily confused with one another, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field
Covers in detail 19 species common to migration sites throughout the North America
Discusses light conditions, how molt can alter the shape of a bird, aberrant plumages, and migration seasons and sites
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Mute swan in flight again 2
Mute swan in flight again 2
lol, they keep flying and I keep taking them, got lucky with five sequential shots in a row. Hit an old lens often enough and sometimes it does start working again. ;) Not really sure why I keep taking shots of swans, there really isn't much challenge in it for me any more, but theres just something about their aspect, to see something so huge on the wing, and the light plumage means you can really indulge the cloud forms without all the usual exposure problems of silhouetting, and achieve good sharpness because you can keep the shooting speed fast that makes them just a prime target for creative flight photography. This shot, simple though it is, is probably a bit of a favourite for the month. I was asked the other day what my favourite natural shot was, and this is pretty close to that, but thats a bit like asking someone who their favourite child is. And no, that doesn't mean I love them all, oh no, I'm far too judgemental to be happy with that kind of thinking, especially as regards my own work, it just means I change my mind a lot according to circumstances and mood. Then of course there are the days when I wake up, and in a spoilt 80's way- "I just hate everything!". lol. I sit there wish for cameras and lenses I will never have, and shot opportunities I will never get. Then another day I get up and can't wait to get out there, and get photos of something, anything. There are even those odd times when I look back through my old shots, giving myself a bit of critique, looking for mistakes, thinking about how to improve, and I will come across an old picture and think "That wasn't too bad, why did I hate it?". Such is the contrary nature of ambition I suppose, anyway, I like to think it keeps me improving. I was also asked recently what if I could shoot anything in britain would I shoot? Well I have to admit at the time I was stumped, what do you choose? Then later on it dawned on me, whats in britain that I really want to shoot? Well typically enough they would be difficult cos I like a challenge and I havent got the kit for it, but a night shoot of bird predators namely owls, barn owls tawnies etc, that would be amazingly cool, bats too would be excellent, theres an image in the life on earth book of a bat skimming for fish, and I suppose the british equivalent of that would be a bat taking a moth, and that would be very cool, perhaps do some stuff in scotland like capercaille's, deer etc, or something that I imagine is easy to get a site for but hard to create a good tonality, exposure and composition, and thats some of the marine mammals. Not necessarily the big crowd pleasers like killer whales and dolphins, but seals. I think i'd like to experience getting close to a colony of seals and trying to reveal something about their life that perhaps I havent seen before. The closest I got to that before was a holiday on scilly, I was in a jet boat which hung around for about five minutes, in a very rough sea indeed, and all my shots, taken with a bridge camera were crap, but there was massive potential there if only someone had dropped me off on the rocks for ten minutes. I'd love to take some of british fish underwater, stuff that doesnt get much of a profile, big wrasse, dogfish, butterfish, sea snail (a fish not literally a snail) , maybe a strange little lumpsucker, or even the amazingly weird gurnard, anything thats new to me first hand and perhaps even common, really see how the state of seas are, see whats changed, how bad or good things are, and see and bring to people stuff that doesnt get much of a media profile. Weirdly it was suggested to me a few months back that images of lampreys are needed because some are under threat. Now normally I have what can be described as a mild loathing of and equally morbid fascination with parasitic animals, but a lamprey is actually pretty interesting, primitive, elusive, and Ive never seen much of ones lifestyle on tv, its usually thrown in as nothing more than a 5 second waypoint in the evoluton of fish, but there has to be more to them than that. Bagging a cool shot of a basking shark would put me into a headspin, but generally visibility for that sort of thing it would probably be a non starter. I've done gigatons of birds lately , but theres a few I would like to get closer to, bittern , egrets, and even water rail. I also would love to get a wild peregrine, golden eagle, marsh harriers have evaded me for so long I'm starting to take it Of course theres a myriad of seabirds out there, all the classics, puffins , terns, and even marine ducks I want to see in the wild, like king eiders, that would be cool too. On the land mammals I just don't know, I definitely want to go and do boar in the forest sometime, but I'd love to get close shots of a weasel, I worked with foxes, squirrels, deer and badger quite a bit while working in rescue years back, and while shots of those are always nice, I've sort of seen
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
Not pictured, Listen to the Silence- Marcia Muller: I remembered! A quick, enjoyable mystery featuring Sharon McCone. Searching through her deceased father's papers, Sharon discovers she was adopted and sets out on a 40 year old truth seeking mission. Both Ends of the Night-Marcia Muller Another Sharon McCone mystery. Pretty good one about the secrets unlocked when Sharon's flight instructor is killed and her (the instructor's) boyfriend disappears leaving behind his son. I figured out the basic story,but it still had some twists and turns and was a good pick up mystery. I do find the McCone books always the same predictable quality. Not one of my faves, but always worth picking up in a pinch. Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs I've gotten a bit out of order here. I did read another book before this one, but darned if I can remember the name or author! The photo was taken in China, in the hotel room. Anyway, I was reading and dumping books as I travelled and that's what happened to the one before this. I am not a big fan of Kathy Reichs. The books always have a bit too much to do with Temperance Brennan's love life and how brilliant she is. What is it about some authors/ protagonists that turns us off of them, while others are perfectly fine doing something very similar? This book has Temperance in Charleston South Carolina doing an archaelogical dig where more current remains are unearthed. Which leads to a series of murders of homeless or indigent people and the whys and wherefores of same. Much involvement with her almost ex husband who arrives for his own reasons and then her current boyfriend shows up and they all are involved in the case, somewhat unbelievably. After personal threats and injuries, all works out in the end and Tempe saves the day and solves the case but can't decide which man to choose so keeps them both hanging. Read it if you like her books but don't bother if you haven't tried them before. There are lots of better mystery writers, in my opinion. (The tv series "Bones" is based on earlier stories of Temperance Brennan, so maybe if you like that you would also like these.)

how to book flights
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Goosebumps #52: How I Learned To Fly
He's got his head in the clouds. For real . . . Wilson Schlame loves to make Jack Johnson feel like a total loser. And Jack's had it. That's how he ended up down at the beach. In a creepy, old abandoned house. In the dark. Trying to hide from Wilson.But everything is about to change. Because Jack just dug up the coolest book. It's called Flying Lessons. It tells how humans can learn to fly.Poor Jack. He wanted to get back at Wilson. But now that Jack's learned how to fly, things down on earth are getting really scary. . . .