Last week's pictures were, to be blunt, not the best ones. I'm saving the best ones for last.
I'm not quite sure what this one is... <you could have your name here if you help me identify this. I think it's some sort of oriole>
Follow over the jump for more...
A Hooded Oriole.
Painted Stork (They are near threatened, and they're apparently a rare visitor to the Ranganathittu reserve where dad was visiting. He just happened to be there while one was in the area.)
Painted Stork In Flight
Painted Stork, hanging out with the Eurasian Spoonbills
An adorable Jungle Owlet
For more birding fix, look for Dawn Chorus on Saturday mornings, which will be guest hosted next week by tgypsy, with a report from Alaska. Also, look for "Photo Breaks" from juliewolf throughout the week.
Also, plf515 has a meta series called Daily Kos University, where he (/she?) links to all the "teaching" diaries from the week. Check it out!
As usual, The Left Wing is sort of an avian open thread. Feel free to share any bird (or any critter) pictures/stories, whether they're from the other side of the world, or from your own backyard.