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 Post subject: Some local birds ...updated with new photos
PostPosted: September 28th, 2012, 5:57 pm 
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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 subject: Re: Some local birds
PostPosted: September 28th, 2012, 6:08 pm 
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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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PostPosted: September 28th, 2012, 6:37 pm 

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


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PostPosted: September 30th, 2012, 7:32 am 
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Good ones, Mark!
(I'm a huge fan of Towhees.) :thumb:

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PostPosted: September 30th, 2012, 7:58 pm 

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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 subject: Re: Some local birds
PostPosted: October 1st, 2012, 2:06 am 
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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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PostPosted: December 6th, 2012, 7:06 pm 
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black bellied whistling ducks
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a few redheads to liven up the party...

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PostPosted: December 26th, 2012, 6:57 pm 
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Superb work Mark!!! :shock: :thumb: 8-)


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PostPosted: December 27th, 2012, 4:48 pm 
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Thanks!

some hooded merganzers showed up last month..

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PostPosted: December 27th, 2012, 6:59 pm 
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Well, like I said.


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PostPosted: March 1st, 2013, 7:27 pm 
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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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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2013, 5:15 am 
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Absolutely wonderful shots! Serious talent sir!


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sandhill crane and chick

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bobwhite
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white pelicans tower over a roseate spoonbill
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PostPosted: April 27th, 2013, 9:22 am 
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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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PostPosted: April 27th, 2013, 10:49 am 
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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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PostPosted: April 28th, 2013, 4:29 am 
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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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PostPosted: June 13th, 2013, 6:01 pm 
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red winged black bird harassing a red shouldered hawk...

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Your photos are truly amazing.


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


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Wonderful!


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2013, 7:29 pm 
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Thanks!
added this juvenile snail kite yesterday...
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 Post subject: Re: Some local birds
PostPosted: December 26th, 2013, 2:42 am 
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sora
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Thought this photo of a common moorhen was kinda cool, showing shadow and reflections, some things obscured and others revealed.......
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THAT IS A TRIP!!! :shock: :thumb: :beer:


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American oystercatcher I saw today

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lousy shot of a painted bunting
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mottled ducks
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Wilson's snipe
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PostPosted: February 12th, 2014, 2:20 pm 
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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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PostPosted: February 17th, 2014, 10:09 am 
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Some really unique and beautiful :beer: shots in this ongoing series ...even see a special style emerging. Good job :thumb:


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2014, 5:47 pm 
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marbled godwit 2/16/14

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PostPosted: February 18th, 2014, 9:14 am 
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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 subject: Re: Some local birds
PostPosted: February 18th, 2014, 10:34 am 
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naa...he's just using the willet's since he only needs ONE...
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reddish and snowy egrets...
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PostPosted: March 7th, 2014, 4:26 pm 
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long billed curlew
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 Post subject: Re: Some local birds
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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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PostPosted: March 7th, 2014, 5:07 pm 
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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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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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PostPosted: March 8th, 2014, 6:43 pm 
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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 subject: Re: Some local birds
PostPosted: March 11th, 2014, 7:04 pm 
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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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PostPosted: April 4th, 2014, 1:20 pm 
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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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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 subject: Re: Some local birds with more photos
PostPosted: April 10th, 2014, 6:38 pm 
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blue grosbeak and indigo buntings
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