Some local birds ...updated with new photos

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Some local birds ...updated with new photos

Post by Crimson King » September 28th, 2012, 5:57 pm

a few bird photos I've taken while herping...;)

roseate spoonbills
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pileated woodpeckers
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snowy egret
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wigeons
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osprey
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another spoonbill:)
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red shouldered hawk
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eastern meadowlark
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Post by Crimson King » September 28th, 2012, 6:08 pm

better size this time....

scaup
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glossy ibis
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e. towhee
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dowitcher
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ruddy turnstone
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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 28th, 2012, 6:37 pm

They are all lovely, but the roseate spoonbills are my favorite. So beautiful!

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Post by Tim Borski » September 30th, 2012, 7:32 am

Good ones, Mark!
(I'm a huge fan of Towhees.) :thumb:

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Post by VICtort » September 30th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Nice work Mark, those are outstanding. You have a knack for getting the obllique lighting, the wigeon and the osprey really stand out. Thanks for sharing these, they are indeed worthy. ...Two pileateds at once, that is something not often seen. How do you account for it, are they a breeding pair or siblings near a nest? Are they common in your area? We find them in the tall redwoods and pine forests in California, and they are always an exciting find. Vic

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Post by Crimson King » October 1st, 2012, 2:06 am

Vic, there is actually a 3rd on the other side of the tree and I'd assume all were a family. I saw them earlier in another snag and there were 4..Photo was lousy....
(Didn't mean to upload the huge pix in the first o p...)
I rarely see more than the occasional pair together but see loners almost daily at work..(at least hear them :) )

here's another I can never get a good clear shot of....

s.e American kestrel
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Post by Crimson King » December 6th, 2012, 7:06 pm

black bellied whistling ducks
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Post by Crimson King » December 26th, 2012, 4:47 pm

a few redheads to liven up the party...

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Post by monklet » December 26th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Superb work Mark!!! :shock: :thumb: 8-)

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Post by Crimson King » December 27th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Thanks!

some hooded merganzers showed up last month..

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Post by monklet » December 27th, 2012, 6:59 pm

Well, like I said.

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Post by Crimson King » March 1st, 2013, 7:27 pm

caracara
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fulvous whistling ducks
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spoonbills, little blue heron
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great horned owlets
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Post by pete » March 3rd, 2013, 5:15 am

Absolutely wonderful shots! Serious talent sir!

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Post by Crimson King » March 14th, 2013, 10:41 am

bittern
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Post by Crimson King » April 17th, 2013, 10:56 am

sandhill crane and chick

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Post by Crimson King » April 26th, 2013, 4:42 pm

bobwhite
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white pelicans tower over a roseate spoonbill
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Post by gbin » April 27th, 2013, 9:22 am

The more photos you post, Mark, the more I'm liking them! Thanks for all the beautiful and interesting shots of beautiful and interesting birds! :thumb:

You're making me miss FL something terrible, though...

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Post by Andy Avram » April 27th, 2013, 10:49 am

WOW! I knew American White Pelicans are giagantic birds (in fact they have some of the largest wingspans for NA birds), but I didn't think the size extreme between them and a Spoonbill would be so apparent. Looks photoshopped!

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Post by Crimson King » April 28th, 2013, 4:29 am

Thanks Gerry!

Andy, I'd sure hate to get hit by one of those pelicans as they take off low! I dunno what they may weigh but I do know it'd be a painful experience...:)

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Post by Crimson King » June 13th, 2013, 6:01 pm

red winged black bird harassing a red shouldered hawk...

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » July 22nd, 2013, 8:09 pm

Your photos are truly amazing.

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Post by Crimson King » November 2nd, 2013, 6:08 pm

purple gallinules
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Post by monklet » November 3rd, 2013, 7:52 am

Outstanding work. Enjoyed them all. :thumb: :beer:

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Post by BethH » November 3rd, 2013, 4:29 pm

Wonderful!

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Post by Crimson King » December 4th, 2013, 7:29 pm

Thanks!
added this juvenile snail kite yesterday...
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Post by Crimson King » December 26th, 2013, 2:42 am

sora
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Post by Crimson King » January 15th, 2014, 5:48 pm

Thought this photo of a common moorhen was kinda cool, showing shadow and reflections, some things obscured and others revealed.......
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Post by monklet » January 16th, 2014, 12:48 pm

THAT IS A TRIP!!! :shock: :thumb: :beer:

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Post by Crimson King » January 22nd, 2014, 5:36 pm

American oystercatcher I saw today

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Post by Crimson King » January 24th, 2014, 11:04 am

lousy shot of a painted bunting
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Post by Crimson King » January 24th, 2014, 7:28 pm

mottled ducks
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Post by Crimson King » January 26th, 2014, 4:51 pm

Wilson's snipe
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Post by Crimson King » February 12th, 2014, 1:40 pm

red breasted merganser male
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Post by soulsurvivor » February 12th, 2014, 2:20 pm

I liked your peckers. :-) I was walking around in the woods across from my parents' property one day last year and there were 4 or 5 pileated on one pine tree. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera on me. :-(

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Post by Crimson King » February 13th, 2014, 3:14 pm

bluebirds
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Post by Crimson King » February 16th, 2014, 7:11 pm

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Post by monklet » February 17th, 2014, 10:09 am

Some really unique and beautiful :beer: shots in this ongoing series ...even see a special style emerging. Good job :thumb:

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Post by Crimson King » February 17th, 2014, 5:47 pm

Thanks!
marbled godwit 2/16/14

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Post by monklet » February 18th, 2014, 9:14 am

Nice trick shoving that stick up it's wazoo to get it to stand still ...but the third leg is a giveaway. :lol:

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Post by Crimson King » February 18th, 2014, 10:34 am

naa...he's just using the willet's since he only needs ONE...
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Post by Crimson King » March 7th, 2014, 4:22 pm

reddish and snowy egrets...
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Post by Crimson King » March 7th, 2014, 4:26 pm

long billed curlew
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Post by Shane_TX » March 7th, 2014, 4:55 pm

Mark,

Those are some great shots! What's your max zoom range? I bought a 300mm a while back for birds and turtles and unfortunately haven't put it to much use. I need to but I generally don't devote much patience to birds, and turtles as the case is.

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Post by Crimson King » March 7th, 2014, 5:07 pm

Hi Shane, most of these were taken with a point and shoot type.....Canon sx 20......
I'm likely to upgrade slightly....I'm a cheapskate and usually get stuff when it's on clearance or similar...haha..

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Post by Shane_TX » March 7th, 2014, 7:34 pm

I do miss my dearly departed S3. Macro and mid range were great but not so much on the zoom (12x) even though I tried. Are you hitting many of the posted shots at 20x?

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Post by Crimson King » March 8th, 2014, 6:43 pm

Probably not. There's a big drop off at the longer distances for sure.....For me, o.k. for internet pix....

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Post by Noah M » March 11th, 2014, 7:04 pm

These are great. I've not seen all of the birds you've got pictures of, mostly the shorebirds. I'm too busy herping I guess :lol: I like the snipe, the oystercatcher, and the curlew the best. How can you tell the the dowitcher early in the post is not a breeding plumage willet? I have trouble with my shorebirds probably because I never see them. Everyrthing I find looks like willets, sanderlings and ruddy turnstones to me.

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Post by Crimson King » April 4th, 2014, 1:20 pm

black bellied ploverImage

killdeer
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gray kingbird
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common loon
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merlin
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hooded warbler
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prothonotary warbler
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prothonotary warbler
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prothonotary warbler
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reddish egret
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sorry about size on some of these......:)

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Post by Crimson King » April 4th, 2014, 3:45 pm

black skimmers crash landed
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semipalmated plovers
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sooty tern
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sandwich terns
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royal terns
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Post by Crimson King » April 10th, 2014, 6:38 pm

blue grosbeak and indigo buntings
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indigo buntings
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orchard oriole
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