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2011 Birds
« on: January 03, 2011, 09:16:47 PM »

Started the New Year off on good note at Reifel on the 2nd.

Here are the New Year's Birds:

1. Robin with a Berry

Robin with a berry by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. A first for me... Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Harrier on the Hunt

Harrier on the Hunt by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4a. Coopers/Sharpie getting rousted

Coopers/Sharpshinned Hawk by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4b.

Coopers/Sharpshinned Hawk by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. The rouster - a Peregrine(?)

Immature Peregrine(?) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Welcome to a Wonderful new year of Outdoor Photography!

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 10:59:44 AM »

Good catch on the ruby!

I was at Reifel on new years day walking a path and saw what I thought was a hummingbird.  Odd, so I crept up, crept up and noticed it was a golden crowned kinglet.  It was obviously very comfortable with people as I got within a foot of him.  He was not fased at all.  Picking at berries, hanging upside down and just being very animated in general.  Cool to be so close to him.

The place was BUSY.  A lot of people in the area to get glimpse of the hawk owl no doubt.

Great pose on the 4b shot.
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 03:51:33 PM »

Thanks Damien!

It would be nice to catch a Gold-Crowned Kinglet that wasn't 20 feet up in the fir boughs.   That's the fun of visiting Reifel.  Like fishing - you never know what you're going to get on any given day that you go out. :)

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 04:00:22 PM »

Some Buffleheads from Burnaby Lake on Monday.  Since Reifel was all iced up and most of Burnaby Lake was too, that left only a small area where they could hang out.  GREAT for photo ops!

1) Buzzing the flight deck:

Buzz the flight deck! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2) Look out... I don't know if I can get enough clearance!

Look out!!! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3) Too much Christmas dinner?

Bufflehead in Flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4) Getting up to speed

Bufflehead in Flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5) Whadda ya mean - FLY???

Too much Christmas Dinner? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6) Cruisin'

Male Bufflehead by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7) Shy Mrs Bufflehead

Female Bufflehead - finally close enough by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you like 'em.  They were an interesting challenge to shoot!

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 11:32:47 AM »

Some Burnaby Lake Birds.  The ice around all the local lakes and even on Burnaby Lake forced the usually shy birds to come in much closer.  The mergansers have NEVER been so close.  Monday was a good day to shoot.  (It also was probably our last sunny day until late May :( )

1) Unknown Sparrow (Fox?) - These guys will pose for peanuts ;)

Sparrow (ID?) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2) Another Sparrow (?)

Sparrow (ID?) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3) I'm a crow - REALLY!

I'm a crow.  REALLY. by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4) Male Green-Winged Teal

Green-winged Teal by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5) Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6) Dragon Boats

Dragon Boats by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7) Female Common Merganser

Steady on... by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 08:18:56 PM »

Nice work
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 07:34:04 AM »

Wow - your close up shots pick up the colors very nicely!

I always enjoy looking at your photos DS!  :)
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 09:06:26 AM »

Wow - your close up shots pick up the colors very nicely!

I always enjoy looking at your photos DS!  :)
Nice work
Thanks guys!  Looking forward to spring for some opportunities to get out on the lakes and shoot while fishing!

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 11:20:32 AM »

even better stuff on your flikre page
Was out yesterday near Coquiltam river , my geocaching partner didnt have her new huge camera as was pouring at first but saw a ton of eagles
only had pocket camera lol
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 12:53:50 AM »

There definitely have been times when I've cursed myself for not having the big glass with me... Those times you just sit and enjoy the scene :)

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 09:53:45 AM »

The Getaway:
This Steller's Jay made a quick getaway after grabbing his peanut. He's a participant in my ongoing efforts to train them to come to my hand for food. It was pretty early morning, so the High ISO and low light make him a bit noisy :(


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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 04:45:07 PM »

The Stellars are bit tougher to get to hand than the Greys, thats for sure!

The Corvidaes are as social as they come, just put in the time.  He'll come.
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 06:34:37 PM »

The Stellars are bit tougher to get to hand than the Greys, thats for sure!

The Corvidaes are as social as they come, just put in the time.  He'll come.
Yeah, the Greys will take food from my frying pan WHILE it's cooking!

The Stellers have stopped flying totally away, and they know to follow my hand when I make a throwing motion...  They just won't come closer than 10ft.  One day.  One day....

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 02:39:13 PM »

Thought I should put this here.
Don't forget about the Backyard Bird Count coming up

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/howto.html
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 12:10:01 AM »

Thought I should put this here.
Don't forget about the Backyard Bird Count coming up

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/howto.html
Thanks for the reminder for all.