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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 02:27:17 AM »

These guys and the other finches are so skittish.  I finally got a shot of one through a window.. Every time I opened the door to shoot they were gone.

American Goldfinch

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I saw a bird yesterday that looked similar to this, Im curious to what the name of it was.  The bird had a bright orange body, with a black head and wings spotted with white markings. Anyone know what what it was and have a picture of one?
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009, 09:02:06 PM »

I saw a bird yesterday that looked similar to this, Im curious to what the name of it was.  The bird had a bright orange body, with a black head and wings spotted with white markings. Anyone know what what it was and have a picture of one?
did it look like this:  http://www.fotothing.com/DragonSpeed/photo/b968cfc4d1e74cf377be37faf86bde40/

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2009, 07:34:28 AM »

started taking pics when this one was 50 meters away didn't realise it was going to swim right to me
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2009, 10:30:59 AM »

That's great Nosey - Brown Pelican.  Where did you shoot him/her?

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 12:40:19 AM »

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 12:33:12 PM »

here is a couple. Swans in ladner and crazy eyes in navada

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2009, 04:33:10 PM »

The Swan Heart!  well done.

The crazy eyed bird looks like a Merganser of sorts.

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2009, 08:23:07 PM »

Lol i like the heart swans, but that red eye'd bird is down right demonic looking, lol
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 10:18:42 AM »

The tale of the goldfinch and the chickadee

She came in looking for a quick bite.

but upon landing on the feeder, she was unhappy to see someone already at the feed:

This litte guy would have none of her chattering or bullying.
His main problem was to figure out which of the thousands of seeds in front of him he was going to eat.
 
The goldfinch kept looking and chattering and trying to convince the chickadee to leave.

 
She was hungry and was really looking to get down and eat...

 
Apparently she is more "bark than bite"
She resigned herself to sitting and waiting her turn while a very finicky chickadee indeed chose which seed to take away and chew on.

 
I think while I watched this, that it was the longest I've seen a chickadee think about which seed to eat. I'm not sure if he was doing it to spite the goldfinch. Despite the fact that there were 3 other feeder ports, she apparently really wanted this one.
 
And that is the tale of the chickadee and the goldfinch.
 
Captured at ISO 1250 in the evening light (F5.6 1/320 @400mm)

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2009, 10:03:14 PM »

from 2008 turkey hunt, this female followed us for hours just like a pet dog would.  We didn't get a turkey that hunt and to be honest, this was far more enjoyable :)



amazing iridescence in the feathers.
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2009, 10:04:13 PM »



the quintessential stellar's jay!
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2009, 12:39:27 AM »

Nice capture on the Jay!

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2009, 07:06:19 PM »

Northern Flicker

These guys always startle me when they come to the feeder, given that they are about the same SIZE as the feeder  :rolleyes:
 
He kindly posed for me in the tree nearby... a bit dim in the morning cloudy day, but it turned out well

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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2009, 05:59:47 PM »

That Jay pic is actually one my dad took. 

Flickers are very interesting birds, lots of personality, even when they are smacking away at your cedar shingles at 4am.
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Re: 2009 bird photographs
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2009, 10:30:27 AM »

Down at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary yesterday - quiet (birdwise) These guys were wandering about looking for food and good place to rest.

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