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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1125 on: April 16, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me as well.... I see them all over the place (Eastern Ontario, Canada) and there is one that regularly feeds at the end of my yard.... I never get tired of seeing them.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1125 on: April 16, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1126 on: April 16, 2013, 08:59:35 PM »
You people know what a "portrait" is, don't you?
Fantastic! Well done!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1127 on: April 16, 2013, 09:15:28 PM »
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1128 on: April 17, 2013, 11:34:37 AM »
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.
Love Osprey!  I think years ago people used to also call them "Fish Eagles".  They're one of my favorite, I never get tired of pursuing the "money shot" with Osprey!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1129 on: April 17, 2013, 11:37:03 AM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me as well.... I see them all over the place (Eastern Ontario, Canada) and there is one that regularly feeds at the end of my yard.... I never get tired of seeing them.
Here's one or two for comparison... *The little white marks in the 2nd image isn't dust, it's rain!  Just starting to come down when the image was taken...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1130 on: April 17, 2013, 12:03:25 PM »
Krob, you are in form! Great shots!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1131 on: April 17, 2013, 12:07:38 PM »
Krob, you are in form! Great shots!
RPT you're very kind, thank you! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1132 on: April 17, 2013, 12:19:18 PM »
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.

Nice work there with the SX-50 ... Looks like a great P&S.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1133 on: April 17, 2013, 01:17:21 PM »
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1134 on: April 17, 2013, 01:22:27 PM »
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves

Lovely picture. Love the golden hue of the sun.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1135 on: April 17, 2013, 01:31:20 PM »
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1136 on: April 17, 2013, 03:33:14 PM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!

Thanks! This is however fairly central London, UK (Battersea park) where there is at least one pair but probably more herons nesting

I suppose it might be a blue but that'd be pretty rare in Europe as far as I've understood it. Magnificent bird none the less
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1137 on: April 17, 2013, 05:00:55 PM »

Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) by alabang, on Flickr


The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[1]

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[2]

Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.[3]

A common and adaptable bird as long as sufficient forest remains, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[4]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1137 on: April 17, 2013, 05:00:55 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1138 on: April 17, 2013, 05:22:39 PM »

Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) by alabang, on Flickr


The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[1]

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[2]

Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.[3]

A common and adaptable bird as long as sufficient forest remains, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[4]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1139 on: April 17, 2013, 10:35:12 PM »
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves




Awh... Too cute!

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