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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14655 on: October 16, 2017, 09:10:21 PM »
Thanks guys.  These juncos sure seem to have an extremely wide range of coloration within their flock.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14655 on: October 16, 2017, 09:10:21 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14656 on: October 16, 2017, 09:33:03 PM »
I have never seen a woodpecker on cattails before...must be getting the bugs the blackbirds left behind.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14657 on: October 16, 2017, 09:35:47 PM »
Nice shot, clbayley.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14658 on: October 16, 2017, 10:00:32 PM »
I have never seen a woodpecker on cattails before...must be getting the bugs the blackbirds left behind.

Come on!  She's posing for a photo-op! ;)  Nice.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14659 on: October 17, 2017, 06:36:40 AM »
I have never seen a woodpecker on cattails before...must be getting the bugs the blackbirds left behind.

Very nice picture clbayley! What kind of woodpecker is it; seems very small - or your cattails are much larger than the ones we have ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14660 on: October 17, 2017, 06:40:55 AM »
Spoonbill (didn't want to pose, it only turned away from me ;))

So many coloured rings on its legs.  As a scientist, I suppose I should support the research.  As  a bird photographer ugh!

Fully agree... I don't know why they need so many (maybe to identify from a distance; colour code on both legs?)
It's mate didn't have this many rings, but he/she was even farther out and even less willing to pose  :(
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14661 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:20 AM »
Some other shots from a trip to the beach

Bar-tailed Godwit
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14661 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:20 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14662 on: October 17, 2017, 06:46:17 AM »
Anyone here to identify this one?

According to a local bird watcher it should be a Sanderling, but it doesn't fully match that description... Could also be some kind of Stint (Little stint?)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14663 on: October 17, 2017, 06:48:01 AM »
And a Herring gull (just past juvenile stage) posing ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14664 on: October 17, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Very nice series, Nat WA.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14665 on: October 17, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
@ Wiebe  V nice shots.  One thing I am learning regarding birds is just how much variation in color there can be based on region, mutation, and age and of course sex may or may not be a factor.  It's frustrating to have to admit that visually we just can't tell.  The Warbler book has the voice characteristics but how many of us carry around parabolic microphones? ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14666 on: October 18, 2017, 04:07:55 AM »
Hi clbayley.
Very nice shot, I really like the bold contrast between the black and white of the woodpecker, and the warm brown / gold of the surroundings.

Cheers, Graham.

I have never seen a woodpecker on cattails before...must be getting the bugs the blackbirds left behind.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14667 on: October 18, 2017, 04:10:39 AM »
Hi Wiebe.
Another nice series of shots, no idea on the ID of the bird though.

Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14668 on: October 20, 2017, 07:59:02 AM »
Another one from the coast,
Turnstone at the foot of a breakwater dam
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14669 on: October 20, 2017, 08:04:47 AM »
and a Lapwing (not at the coast ;))
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14669 on: October 20, 2017, 08:04:47 AM »