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    Todays Birds

    Many of you might remember from last spring that I have a favorite park to stop at while working. I have been by there a couple times lately and it has been really quiet. Knowing the spring birds are on their way and a break in todays rain I decided to stop in today on the way home. Nothing special has made it in yet but there were a few more birds than there has been. C&C always welcome, although this will be a little image heavy as I am mostly sharing.


    This is our resident Red Tail Hawk, he is banded 91 and has keep the park clean of vermin for years
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    Red Winged Blackbirds are comming in. This is the male, the next is the female.
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    Sandpiper. This was about a 90% crop, he just would not come to me! Caught himself a worm.
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    Ofcourse I could not pass up a nice wood duck reflection.
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    The equivalent of the office water cooler, all the birds a gossip. Coots.
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    Little Female Merganzer.
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    Re: Todays Birds

    love that last one Paul!

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    Re: Todays Birds

    Thanks, James.

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    Really very beautiful birds, I'm amazed almost everyday how good the 'amateur' pictures are the last years, this went up to a very high level. And I'm sure this is also thanks to the giant jump ahead of Sony camera's.

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    Re: Todays Birds

    Impressive set in every way Paul !!! ... wonder what the middle coot is saying

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    Yes, Mike they are. Common but beautiful none the less.

    Thanks, Alfred. if one only new how to speak Coot......did you see that Eagle get Joey yesterday?

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    Re: Todays Birds

    Wow! You do these so very well. JJ Audubon move over. You make it look easy. I know otherwise. These are just great.

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    An excellent set of shots. I like them all. Well done.

    With long range ones like that sandpiper, I tend to just let it go until such time that I can get a close clean shot. But a 90% crop here is impressive.

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    Thanks, Mark and Bobo. Yes I normally pass on those long shots as well. I figured I would take this one because it had been 3 yrs since I saw a Sandpiper here. I am part of a group whom post images taken only at this park. The postings are for the public whom do or might want to frequent the park.
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    Re: Todays Birds

    Paul, the female hooded(?) merganser is especially wonderful. I don't think I've ever seen one out of the water. The detail in the feathers is spectacular. I saw a large collection of coots today at a marsh upisland from Victoria but wasn't close enough to try for pictures like yours.

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    Thanks, Bruce. Now looking at that Meranser a little closer.....it is an immature bird. This means it could be male or female. I might have to guess male, now. The female ends up with a yellowish bill and dark eye.

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    Re: Todays Birds

    these are great, Paul. I can't really pick a favorite. The Merganser is interesting because I've never seen one.

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    Re: Todays Birds

    Nice series.

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    Re: Todays Birds

    Nice images. Can't wait until they all show up for the Spring migration and you can share even more! Your Sony does really well at this.

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