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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1215 on: April 25, 2013, 11:56:54 AM »
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
Ooops, it was meant as a joke, due to the mouthfull of dog hair that it has in its beak........ :-\

When we brush our dog, in the springtime the hairs go into the feeder shown so birds can take them as nesting material.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1216 on: April 25, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
A few more from a recent trip.

Is that a giant tadpole the GBH has? It doesn't look like a fish...
Its really hard to tell, maybe a crab or crawfish? Maybe a closeup at full resolution would tell?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1217 on: April 25, 2013, 12:34:16 PM »
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
Ooops, it was meant as a joke, due to the mouthfull of dog hair that it has in its beak........ :-\

When we brush our dog, in the springtime the hairs go into the feeder shown so birds can take them as nesting material.

Cheers Brian
That's an idea! It is summer now and both dogs will start shedding soon!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1218 on: April 25, 2013, 06:18:19 PM »

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) by alabang, on Flickr

The Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a small member of the wagtail family, Motacillidae. The species looks similar to the Yellow Wagtail but has the yellow on its underside restricted to the throat and vent. Breeding males have a black throat. The species is widely distributed, with several populations breeding in Europe and Asia and migrating to tropical regions in Asia and Africa. They are usually seen on open marshy ground or meadows where they walk solitarily or in pairs along the ground, capturing insects that are disturbed. Like other wagtails, they frequently wag their tail and fly low with undulations and they have a sharp call that is often given in flight.

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

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1219 on: April 25, 2013, 11:22:22 PM »
Baby ducklings are back. :)

Four weeks ago, a pair of baby ducks and their parents appeared in the drainage ditch by my house and I posted a few photos of them. The following night, the ducklings seemed to be abandoned and were frantically crying for their parents. Next morning there was no sign of the duck family. I thought that the herons here might have taken them. Today, they were back and I took some more photos.
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« Reply #1220 on: April 25, 2013, 11:24:25 PM »
Two more photos 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1221 on: April 26, 2013, 12:18:02 AM »
Great Blue Heron~
In Flight
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f/5.6
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« Reply #1222 on: April 26, 2013, 12:29:24 AM »
Anhinga in Flight...
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f/5.6
ISO 800
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1223 on: April 26, 2013, 12:33:07 AM »
Wood Ducks in Flight
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1224 on: April 26, 2013, 12:36:19 AM »
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
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« Reply #1225 on: April 26, 2013, 12:39:07 AM »
Bald Eagle in Flight
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f/5.6
ISO 160
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1226 on: April 26, 2013, 12:44:39 AM »
Osprey~
1600 sec
f/6.3
ISO 200
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1227 on: April 26, 2013, 12:48:42 AM »
Red Shouldered Hawk in Flight
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f/5.6
ISO 400
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1228 on: April 26, 2013, 01:13:10 AM »
Ken,
Love your BIF shots. I tried it once and only got a blurry blob ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1229 on: April 26, 2013, 07:21:57 AM »
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
Fabulous shots Ken, all of them.
Where were they taken? There's certainly a great diversity there, must be a lot of food available.
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« Reply #1229 on: April 26, 2013, 07:21:57 AM »