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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2011, 08:13:16 AM »

Is it just me - or is Junior a wee bit on the larger side? 
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2011, 01:44:38 PM »

Is it just me - or is Junior a wee bit on the larger side? 
LOL - yeah.. time to leave home!  He's like a lot of Vancouver kids ;)

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2011, 10:59:12 AM »

nice shot dragon speed what kind of lens are you using? ???
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2011, 01:39:28 PM »

nice shot dragon speed what kind of lens are you using? ???
The bird shots are almost all exclusively with the Canon 100-400L  Shot with a Canon 7D.

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2011, 12:47:58 AM »

Hi DragonSpeed,

Awesome Photography.
Thank you for shearing your talent with us.

Will look forward to see more.

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2011, 05:57:48 PM »

Hi DragonSpeed,

Awesome Photography.
Thank you for shearing your talent with us.

Will look forward to see more.
Thanks.  Of course, this wasn't meant to be "Brian's Birds" so I'm looking forward to seeing more from the rest of you guys too! :)

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2011, 07:41:44 AM »

found a bunch of Barred owls next to the Coquitlam river the other nite
very cool to see them and with any luck will go get a better shot or two of them
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2011, 09:34:29 AM »

found a bunch of Barred owls next to the Coquitlam river the other nite
very cool to see them and with any luck will go get a better shot or two of them

Sweet - were you able to get down in the morning to get more shots?

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2011, 07:15:16 AM »

soon I hope.
there seemed to be 3 or 4 of them on the trails near Shaunassy and Lincon ave next to the river
very cool to see them up close
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2011, 02:07:24 PM »

A couple from Sunday...

The first is my old friend the Chestnut backed chickadee. Often overlooked, but still a pretty little bird:

Chestnut Backed Chickadee by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The second - a pleasant surprise while walking around Burnaby Lake.  A Cedar Waxwing!

Cedar Waxwing at Burnaby Lake by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Made for a great wander around the lake!

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2011, 01:58:17 PM »

I don't know if my spotting has gotten better or not.  But I have spotted more Cedar Waxwings this year than I have in my life combined.  I am seeing them on power/cable lines all over the city of Vancouver (particulary around south Granville.  There were easily a dozen in a small area at TWU ponds last week as well.  I had never seen them in a small flock.  But I am pretty new to birding.
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2011, 04:17:30 PM »

I don't know if my spotting has gotten better or not.  But I have spotted more Cedar Waxwings this year than I have in my life combined.  I am seeing them on power/cable lines all over the city of Vancouver (particulary around south Granville.  There were easily a dozen in a small area at TWU ponds last week as well.  I had never seen them in a small flock.  But I am pretty new to birding.
I definitely have found that as I take more photos of birds and become better at recognizing the different species that also seem to start noticing them more, so it probably is partially because you are paying more attention and that they aren't just "brown flying things" anymore :)

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2011, 08:54:56 AM »

From a walk around the Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Saturday:

We are a bit between seasons now, so the pickin's were a bit slim.  I did, however manage a FEW decent shots:

1) Red Tailed Hawk:

Red Tailed Hawk in Flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2) GBH Posing:

Classic GBH by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3) White Crowned Sparrow:

White Crowned Sparrow? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4)Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs:

Yellowlegs by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5) Cold Landing:

This is going to be cold! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The day's set can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157627631158149

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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2011, 09:02:16 AM »

LOVE the yellowlegs. 

Thanks for sharing, always a treat.
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Re: 2011 Birds
« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2011, 08:01:10 PM »

them herons always look awkward,that last heron pic is such a great shot!
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