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lion rock

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16575 on: May 19, 2018, 01:38:40 PM »
Glad to know the story of these chickens.
I shot these on O'ahu.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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dpc

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16576 on: May 19, 2018, 03:48:37 PM »
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16577 on: May 19, 2018, 03:50:13 PM »
Red-breasted Nuthatch...

lion rock

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16578 on: May 19, 2018, 04:31:01 PM »
Like the nuthatch.
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Red-breasted Nuthatch...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16579 on: May 19, 2018, 05:36:04 PM »
Nice series, dpc.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16580 on: May 19, 2018, 06:11:19 PM »
Lion rock and dpc , nice pictures!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16581 on: May 19, 2018, 10:35:22 PM »
Thank you jpxrusa.
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Lion rock and dpc , nice pictures!

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« Reply #16581 on: May 19, 2018, 10:35:22 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16582 on: May 19, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »
Thanks lion rock, jprusa and Click!  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16583 on: May 20, 2018, 02:08:51 AM »
Nice shots and interesting birds!
BTW compare the chickens shot by stevelee and lion rock - the real wild chicken (as it still exist in South Asia - India particularly) has gray legs and the plumage is exactly as on the photo from stevelee. The domesticated chickens are with yellow legs despite the plumage that could be +/- same as in the wild form. On the Hawaiian islands one can see really wild chicken only on Kauai these days.
I got some interesting shots of otherwise very common bird here - the Common Mina.
First shot is the bird obviously taking a nap - eyelids closed. Birds are not using the eyelids to blink!
Second is with engaged nictitating membrane - it blinks (or just cleaning its eye to see who is the idiot who wake it up :).
On the third shot it is already fully alert!
They have a nest just ~6.5 meters/yards from my lanai (I discovered it today!).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16584 on: May 20, 2018, 02:15:34 AM »
ISv,
Great shots.
I'm not sure they're "common," they are more like overwhelming!  8)
-r


Nice shots and interesting birds!
BTW compare the chickens shot by stevelee and lion rock - the real wild chicken (as it still exist in South Asia - India particularly) has gray legs and the plumage is exactly as on the photo from stevelee. The domesticated chickens are with yellow legs despite the plumage that could be +/- same as in the wild form. On the Hawaiian islands one can see really wild chicken only on Kauai these days.
I got some interesting shots of otherwise very common bird here - the Common Mina.
First shot is the bird obviously taking a nap - eyelids closed. Birds are not using the eyelids to blink!
Second is with engaged nictitating membrane - it blinks (or just cleaning its eye to see who is the idiot who wake it up :).
On the third shot it is already fully alert!
They have a nest just ~6.5 meters/yards from my lanai (I discovered it today!).

lion rock

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16585 on: May 20, 2018, 02:18:12 AM »
Got this on a nearby (artificial) pond.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16586 on: May 20, 2018, 02:29:34 AM »
ISv,
Great shots.
I'm not sure they're "common," they are more like overwhelming!  8)
-r




 ;D ;D ;D - absolutely! Some (huh, something like hundred or more) are rusting on the lower palms under my lanai and the noise late evening/early (starting at 4-4:30am) morning is terrible (if my wife buy a gun it would be because of them ;D)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16587 on: May 20, 2018, 03:46:01 AM »
Hahaha ...
As annoying as crows!
-r

ISv,
Great shots.
I'm not sure they're "common," they are more like overwhelming!  8)
-r




 ;D ;D ;D - absolutely! Some (huh, something like hundred or more) are rusting on the lower palms under my lanai and the noise late evening/early (starting at 4-4:30am) morning is terrible (if my wife buy a gun it would be because of them ;D)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16587 on: May 20, 2018, 03:46:01 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16588 on: May 20, 2018, 12:16:03 PM »
Hahaha ...
As annoying as crows!
-r

ISv,
Great shots.
I'm not sure they're "common," they are more like overwhelming!  8)
-r




 ;D ;D ;D - absolutely! Some (huh, something like hundred or more) are rusting on the lower palms under my lanai and the noise late evening/early (starting at 4-4:30am) morning is terrible (if my wife buy a gun it would be because of them ;D)!

They are an absolute pest and drive out native species wherever they go.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16589 on: May 20, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »
I had an interesting day yesterday and got a couple of birds I had been wanting for some time now. The first is a common bittern. They are incredibly elusive and usually remain hidden by the reeds, and I have never got a decent shot of one in the past. I got several shots of this one, but this is my favourite despite a reed being across his face because it shows him stalking through his native habitat. Just before, I caught a bearded tit taking off, the first I have seen for a few years. It's not the sharpest, if you pixel peep but it's good enough for me.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16589 on: May 20, 2018, 12:22:38 PM »